Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Email from Pat

Hello Steve,
My name is Pat from, North Dakota. I am 51 years old and am married to a lovely woman Darlene for 24 years. We have 2 daughters and one son and 6 grand children. I have always loved woodworking but scrollsawing took hold of me and won't let go. I love it passionately and do what ever I can to learn as much about it as I can and I can't tell you what an inspiration you are for me.

I am not nearly as computer literate as you appear to be but I must tell you about this as I am very proud of what I have done. First of all I am very new to the art of scroll sawing (just about 3 months) and have literally become a fanatic for it.

I spend every waking moment thinking about it in some way or another. I have joined SAW. I have subscribed to Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts and literally can't wait for each new issue. I have your blogspot saved to my favorites and check it literally several times a day for anything new. I have seen all your videos at least once. I have most of your patterns printed out and have studied Corel Draw through your tutorials. Unfortunately I only have Corel Draw 8.0 so you can imagine what I had to go thru to accomplish what you teach in your tutorials in order to make 8.0 do what your Corel can do. But I succeeded.

As you can see by the photo I have made a name ornament for myself, my wife, all our kids, their spouses, all their kids, and all the animals in the family (two dogs and my son's ferret). Also one of my wife's brother and her mother. 16 in all. My wife loves the project as does every one else that has seen it. I can't thank you enough for what you and the scrolling world has done for me.

I have the Dewalt 788 on order and am using the Delta 16 inch currently which is working just fine but want the larger more vibration free unit. I will continue to send you photos of some of the other projects of yours that I complete.

I'm currently working on developing my own blogspot and will inform you about it when I have enough to launch it. Thank you so much for giving me the gift of scroll sawing. I will (I apologize for not doing so yet) send you a donation for your blog spot as it has done so much for me. Steve Good you have given me a hobby that I will cherish till I die and I sincerely thank you for that. May all the best come to you and yours for the new year. God bless.

Thanks Pat. Your email has made the first day of 2008 a little brighter for me.

The scroll saw is just another tool. Put that tool in the hands of someone with a passion and special things happen. The ornaments you made for your family will be cherished for years to come.

I'm happy you have found a hobby that you are passionate about and that I could help in some small way.

Cutting accurate circles can be a challenge for new scrollers. You seem to have mastered that with little problem. You got a bunch of practice with all those ornaments.

Thanks for sending the picture. Keep in touch and let us know how you progress with you new saw.


Flying Geese Pattern

Here is a portrait of a gaggle of geese. This is a common sight around the farm lands of Kentucky. I love watching these large birds come in to the ponds around here and sit down so gracefully.

Use nice contrasting woods to make sure the portrait stands out from the background. The backer board is 8" x 10". You can reduce or enlarge the pattern to suit.

Free Scroll Saw Pattern Download

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Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
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T-Shirts and More.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.


Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstra