Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Project Rudolph Charity. Let's help out.

I received the following email from Ray Archibald. He and his family have a great charity that I would like to support. I would like to challenge all readers of the Scrollsaw Workshop to download and cut this ornament and send it to Project Rudolph. Our service men and women deserve our support. Christmas can be very lonely for the soldiers stationed so far away from home and family. Let's join together and make sure they know we care.

Mail Ornaments to:

Tawny Campbell
CMR 402 Box 2414
APO AE 09180

Hi fellow Scrollers,

I am looking for some help. Our family has a charity called "Project Rudolph" which began 2 years ago as my son's Eagle Scout project. Various grade school children decorated brown paper lunch bags and wrote letters to "Dear service member". In each bag was placed two children's letters, a letter from an adult as well as a candy cane some American and German candies and an 0rnament. These bags were then sent to our daughter who lives just outside Ramstein AFB, and Landstuhle Regional Medical Center in Germany. There, they were handed out to service members going through Ramstien during the Christmas holidays. Our son flew over to help assemble and hand out the bags. About 1500 bags were handed out at the Air Force base as well as to the Hospital at Landstuhle, to the Fisher house, and the Keebler Recovery Barracks. They also sent about 250 bags to Iraq and Kuwait. This continued the 2nd year and we were able to deliver about 4500 bags to Germany, Iraq, and Kuwait. My daughter Tawny Campbell has upped the anty to 7000 bags this year!

We found that the most popular of the ornaments were the ones I cut out of 1/4" plywood and then painted and decorated.They fit easily into their ACU pockets and were quite durable. This is where I need your help. We are hoping to have all "Hand Made" ornaments this year, which means we need volunteers to help cut them out so they can be sent to Germany and added to the decorated bags. We also need all the letters we can get !! 22,000 of them!!!!

If you can help us , please let us know. "Project Rudolph" is part of "Project TLC " and is a non-pfrofit 501 (c) (3) charity which is sanctioned by "America Supports You". You can read more about Project Rudolph at www.projectrudolph.homestead.com. When there, take a minute and read the responses in the "Guest Book" from the people who either helped with the project, or were recipients of the Gift bags.

This is a great project for crafters of all kinds to be involved in, as well as church groups, scout groups, schools,and such. Please help spread some Christmas cheer to our service men and women this Christmas!!

We also have put together a pdf file that explains things in more detail on ways people can help us give a little Christmas cheer to our Service Members both deployed and those who have been wounded.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Ray & Cheri Archibald

Scroll Saw Reindeer Sleigh

The length of this reindeer sleigh is 16". The reindeer are almost 6" long. The sleigh can hold a candle or other item up to 2 3/4" deep. I did not include a pattern for the base. It is optional and you can just free hand cut the base.

If you look closely at the closeup of the reindeer you will see that I placed a small metal ring in their nose. Once I find the appropriate reins I will tie them to the rings and over to the sleigh.

For a more impressive presentation you could cut more reindeer with a lead dear like Santa's sleigh.

This is actually a very simple pattern to cut. The hardest part is gluing the legs to the reindeer and make them stand up with all four hoofs on the ground.

If you enjoy this pattern and would like to make a donation please click this link
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Congratulation John!!!

We had the live Coyote Stencil Shop drawing tonight. The show was well attended. I think we had about 50 viewers watching the live video. You can watch a replay of the video on my blog.

This was a lot of fun and I want to thank Carving Technologies for their help in making this so much fun. They donated a copy of their fine program for the giveaway. If you are interested in creating portrait style patterns please jump over to their web site and take a look.

The picture above shows John and his beautiful family. Congratulation john and I hope you enjoy the program. The entry that John submitted was a project that he did for his wife if I remember correctly. I guess this just shows that nice deeds are returned sooner or later.

We had about 30 to 40 people hang around after the show and we talked scrolling in the chat room. Several expressed interest in a regular video chat session. I like the idea and I just might work on something like that. It would probably rather informal but I think it could be fun.

Michael Barton was the winner of the $20 Amazon.com gift certificate. During the live video I gave out an email request for entries. It was my way of saying thanks to those who attended. Congratulations gunny and thanks for your participation in the chat after the show. Your gift certificate will be n your email box soon.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Giveaway Saturday September 27th at 8pm Eastern. Be there.

Please join me Saturday night at 8pm for the live video stream. I will give away the Coyote Stencil Shop Software. Look for the graphic above on my blog. Click the globe and you will be directed to the live video stream. Hope to see many of you there and good luck to the contestants.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Live stream slide show.

If anyone would like to see some of the entries for the Coyote stencil shop giveaway you can watch a slide show on the live stream site. Live Stream

It won"t be running continuously but I'll have it going for the next few hours if you want to take a look.

The stream might take a couple minutes to load the first time you visit so be patient.

This will be the same place where you can watch the contest drawing live Saturday the 27th at 8pm Eastern time. Hope to see you there.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Video Hosting Problems

I apologize for any problems you might be experiencing viewing the videos on my blog today. My videos are hosted at YouTube.com and they seem to have a serious problem right now. They have been up and down for several hours now. Hopefully the issue will be corrected soon.

Thanks for your patience.


Watch the live video stream Saturday the 27th at 8pm Eastern Time. I will be drawing for the Coyote Stencil Shop giveaway.

Don't forget the Coyote Stencil Shop Giveaway this Saturday night. The drawing will be live at 8pm Eastern Time U.S.

You will be able to watch the drawing live here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. If you have a high speed connection come to my blog and click the link at the bottom of the main page that says Live Stream.

Here is the link if you want to bookmark it now. http://www.stevedgood.com/stream.html.

I will be recording the drawing and posting the video later on the blog if you miss the live drawing.

There is a chat room set up and I will be hanging around after the drawing if you have questions or just want to chat. You do not need to set up an account to chat.

I hope some of you can make the Live Stream. You still have time to enter the contest. Just visit my blog and look for the contest entry link.

Good luck to all the readers that have entered. See you Saturday night!

Adjustable Desk Book Shelf Pattern and Video

I went into the shop tonight and put together this adjustable desk book shelf. The project is made entirely from 3/4" red oak. The project took about 3 hours from start to finish and I was videoing as I went so you can probably finish quicker.

The pattern book includes a few different patterns for the end pieces.

Just another reminder about the live video stream of the Coyote Stencil Shop giveaway Saturday night here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. The video will start at 8pm Eastern Time U.S.. Go to the bottom of the main page of the blog and click the live stream link.

Below is a three part video detailing the construction and some tips. If you are reading this in the email newsletter and you don't see the video they can be watched on my blog or at http://www.youtube.com/user/sdgood.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

If you enjoy this pattern and would like to make a donation please click this link
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Small Scroll Saw Gift Box

This little gift box with