Monday, August 4, 2008

Show and Tell

These are pictures I have recently received from readers. Keep sending me those pictures. I love to see what you guys are up to.

The first two are from Tony. He said he likes making the hand saws and wants me to design some more. Sounds like a good idea to me. Thanks Tony these look great.

This next project comes from Reg. He used one of my clock patterns and cut it from acrylic. Now that is cool. Are we still allowed to use the word cool?

Juta keeps me in touch with whats happening in the Australian scrolling community. She sent this music box project picture. The disc in the background turns as the music box plays. She bought a bunch of music box units so hopefully she will send more pictures like this.

John sent this next picture. His wife likes oriental themed art. John made these as a gift for his wife. That should keep him out of the dog house for a while.

Jerry saw the POW pattern I uploaded and wanted to show me his version of the project. He got this pattern off the internet last year. The pattern is a little different but the message is the same. Never Forget.

The next two photos are from Abd El Ghani. He lives in Algeria and just purchased a scroll saw. Ghani had a few start up question about his saw which I tried to help with. He was kind enough to send me these pictures of his first projects. The word art is very interesting. He cut the name of a niece from cork. I don't think I have ever seen cork used for a scroll saw project. That's a idea that needs to be experimented with some more. The texture would lend it's self to an art project well.

I wish I could have had a better picture of the next project. Bob from Australia sent this pen that he turned on his lathe. Why am I showing a lathe project? Look closer and you will see that he scrolled kangaroos in the barrel of the pen! Bob likes a challenge. Tell him something can't be done and he will make you eat your words. Bob also sent me a video and plans for making a chain using a scroll saw only. I'm trying to get a chance to find a way to show you guys the chain video but it's very long. I'm working on it.

The last picture for tonight is from Bill. He cut the coaster set project with inlay poker designs. It always makes me a little jealous when you guys take my patterns and make them look better than I can :) Thanks for the picture Bill. Keep'em coming even if they do show me up.

Thanks for all the pictures. You guys are great. Just think, every day I come home and check my email and find something interesting about scrolling. Am I lucky or what?

Photoshop Elements Tutorial by Sue Mey

New Adobe Photoshop Elements Tutorial.

Sue Mey has added a new tutorial to her library. This time she will take you step by step through the techniques of turning this low resolution tiger image into a high resolution line pattern. With the knowledge you gain from this tutorial you will be creating patterns for your scroll saw in no time at all. Portraits of your grandchildren, children, wedding pictures or just art.

The tutorial is a 14 step guide with 61 screen shot images to illustrate the process. These are particularly helpful to those who are mostly unfamiliar with this kind of software.

You have seen Sue's work in the Scrolling magazines so you know how talented she is. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best out there.

Visit HERE to purchase this tutorial. While you are there look around Sue's site. She has many wonderful patterns available for purchase.

Turn This
Into This

"Everything went very smoothly with your tutorial. I was able to follow it without any problems. All in all it was a very rewarding experience thanks to you. I look forward to applying my new knowledge to some pictures of my grandkids. I'll let you know how I make out. Thanks!" - Jerry Kilburne

"I am writing this to comment on an experience I had this week with Sue Mey on I ordered a tutorial from her, and at first had problems downloading it and opening it but she solved all the problems. I am writing this to say that Sue is a very honest, and talented person, and I would buy from her in confidence anytime. Also a great lady to talk to, and obviously believes in her work. Thanks again, Sue" - Dave de May

I purchased the Photoshop and GIMP tutorials and have learnt a lot. My pattern making has improved since I started incorporating some of your techniques" - Manny Welman

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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.
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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
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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 wil