Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A bit of a challenge.

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This pattern of the last supper will be a bit of a challenge for new scrollers. The pattern is over 20 inches long so it will be easiest cut with a spiral blade. You will need a board 22.5" long and 8" wide. I recommend 1/8" Baltic birch ply.

I have not cut this pattern. If one of you seasoned portrait cutters give it a try I would like to hear feed back if there are any problem areas.




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Monday, June 29, 2009

Scroll Saw Jewelry


This pattern book has earrings. Each earring has a letter of the alphabet. These need to be cut from 1/8" thick material. Wood, Plexiglas, aluminum would all work well.

You can either buy the links and hooks or make your own from jewelry wire. I made the ones in the picture but they could look better with practice.

I used a #3 scroll reverse blade to cut these but I think you could use a #5 for most of the cuts.




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Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Fine China Scroll Saw Pattern



My wife wanted a china cabinet. She was a little disappointed.


This scroll saw pattern holds paper plates that are 10 1/4" in diameter.



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New Voicemail Feature

If you would like to leave a voice mail comment, question or tip please dial 1-859-587-9612. (Standard long distance rates apply). Most people have plans with night and weekends free. The audio will be recorded and may be replayed on the blog unless you specify otherwise. You have 3 minutes to record the message.

There are many of you that have lots to share. There are many of you with questions. I'll try to put the two together in short audio clips.

Also if you would like to promote an event or website that other scrollers would be interested in that is fine also.

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Pattern Cataloging Software Video Review

FilePick is a program that a reader introduced me to a few weeks back. It solves a problem that many of us have. We tend to accumulate dozens if not hundreds of patterns on our computer and it is difficult to find what we are looking for later. FilePick allows you to associate any picture in the pattern as a thumbnail to open the pattern.

The video review will show the basics of the program operation. It is very simple to use and seems to do a good job for it's intended purpose.



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Friday, June 26, 2009

Bossy Scroll Saw Pattern




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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jesus Portrait Cross Scroll Saw Pattern

This cross will be a little more of a challenge than it looks to new scrollers. There are a couple of small cut outs in the portrait. Use a #3 blade for the face detail and be careful of lifting the pattern. If you are comfortable with spiral blades you might have better luck with a small spiral for the face. This pattern will give you some practice with tight cuts and straight line cutting.

You will also cut a backer board. To get a better fit you might want to stack cut the outside of the cross and backer board. Then remove the backer board and set it aside while you cut the detail.




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My feeble attempt to to drag money out of the pockets of the masses was foiled by a faulty link. In the last post I had a "Buy Now" link to purchase the Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. The link will not work. If you wish to purchase the book you will need to visit my blog and use the "Buy Now" button under the video tutorial.







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Free Puzzle Template Book Sample

If you visit my site you will see that the one item I sell is the "Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book". I have always tried to keep 99 percent of everything on my site free to download so I hope you will forgive me if I pitch this product. The book contains templates for 5x5 25 piece, 4x6 24 piece, 5x7 35 piece, 8x10 80 piece, 4x6 96 piece, 5x7 140 piece, 8x10 320 piece.

The response to the book has been overwhelmingly positive. In two years I have refunded the purchase price 1 time and was happy to do so. Just let me know within 3 days that you are not 100% satisfied and I will refund the entire purchase price. No questions asked and you can keep the book. I trust you guys so I have no problem with this offer.

There is a video tutorial on the first page of the blog that shows the step by step detail of how to make these one of a kind family heirlooms from your own pictures. It really is simple and family and friends will love the gift. Here is the direct link to the video.

To give you a chance to see if these puzzles are something you would enjoy I am giving the 4 x 6 24 piece template to you for free. Once you make one of these puzzles and see how much enjoyment your friends get from them then come back to the website and purchase the complete template book for just $7. You can also purchase securely with your credit card right now by clicking this link BUY NOW. You do not need a Paypal account to purchase with your credit card.

If you do not feel comfortable purchasing online just email me and we will make arrangements for you to purchase by snail mail.

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