Thursday, February 19, 2009

Super Geek


Here is a simple pattern for the geeks in your like. I would cut this from 1/4" wood.

I'm still away from home in training for work. Going into my fourth week. Boy am I ready to be home. I am a real home-body and don't travel well. I'm missing my wife and daughter and yes I miss my workshop. I can't wait to get home and make some saw dust.

As soon as i get back to my shop I'll work on some more interesting patterns. I've been working on a few but I need my shop to test cut them.

I appreciate everyone sticking around while the blog is so slow. Hang in there with me and I'll get things cooking as soon as I get back.



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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Folding Rule Blog

David Pruett writer of The Folding Rule Blog has designed a nice little scroll saw blade holder. Watch the short video and if you are interested jump over to The Folding Rule and pick up the plans. While you are there spend some time looking around Davids blog.

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Scroll Saw Cross Pattern

This cross pattern stands a little over 9" tall. Enjoy.

Things have been a little slow here for a while. I'm still away from home and will be for several more days. I'll try to keep things going as best I can. Hang in there with me and I'll get things back to normal as soon as I can.




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Monday, February 9, 2009

Golf Diva

This is a quick pattern that a friend ask for. It requires a 1 7/16" mini clock insert.

I just survived my first weekend away from home while I'm in training. There were a few hours I was not sure I would. I came down with the flu Friday night and I'm just now starting to feel better. I have a few emails that I have not answered yet but I'll get caught up soon.

I mentioned in my last post the terrible conditions in parts of Australia. I have heard from a few of my readers there and It's great to hear they are okay. There are over 170 deaths from the fires. Sounds like arson is suspected in at least some of the fires. Just wanted to let you guys know my prayers are with you all.





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Sunday, February 8, 2009

CorelDraw Essential Training

One of the original purposes of my blog was to show how easy it is to make patterns for your scroll saw. Designing original patterns can take the hobby to a whole new level of fun. The stumbling block for many scrollers is the learning curve required to use many of the programs available. I use CorelDraw X4. It has the easiest learning curve of any vector graphics program I have used. That said it does require some effort.

I have produced training videos for CorelDraw but they are aimed at pattern design. You still need to learn the basics. This video will show you a website where you can get this training at a very reasonable price.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009