Monday, August 31, 2009

Fretwork Doll Chair Scroll Saw Pattern

This little doll chair is 6" tall. The construction is slot and tab so it's easy to assemble. The chair is made from 1/4" wood so you can easily stack cut the two arm pieces and cut the project faster.

Contest Update:
The drawing is less than a week away so if you have not entered remember to go the contest area on the blog and sign up. There are only a few hundred entries so your odds are pretty good.

I have had a few readers outside the continental U.S. ask if they could enter the scroll saw giveaway contest if they provided a U.S. shipping address. That is fine. Just understand that the box is almost 50lbs.





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Sunday, August 30, 2009

B-24 Liberator Scroll Saw Pattern



The B-24 Liberator heavy bomber is often compared to the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range and a higher bomb load. Unfortunately she had a tendency to catch fire and sustain more damage during combat than the B-17. Even though her reputaions may not have been up to the B-17 she still carried out many important missions because of her long range and load capabilities.





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P-51 Mustang Scroll Saw Pattern


In my opinion the most beautiful airplane ever built. The P-51 Mustang was the best fighter of WWII. Generally used as bomber escort in Germany it was very capable of other missions as well. The P-51 also flew in the Korean war but was mostly limited to ground strikes after the introduction of jet fighters.






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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pocket Watch and Holder Scroll Saw Pattern

You need a mini clock insert Woodcraft part #125116 and a pocket watch pull and chain kit. Woodcraft part #145955. You can find these online at Woodcraft.

Try to do a very nice sand job on the watch body. It needs to be rounded over to make it feel like a pocket watch.

It's best to use a 1 3/8" forstner bit to drill the hole for the clock insert and a 2 1/8" forstner bit for the holder. The holes will look much better than if you try to cut them on the scroll saw.

Pre-drill the hole for the watch pull. I used a 1/8" drill bit. Be careful when you screw in the pull so you don't split the watch body.

Note the angle of the watch holder. You can cut the angle or use a bench top power sander and sand it to the correct angle. That's how I did it. Either way works.

The pocket watch pull and chain kit cost $4.99 and the insert was 9.99. You can easily find the insert cheaper online. I think this would make a very nice gift for under $20 and they are easy to make. The only challenge is getting the watch body sanded evenly and rounded.

This has turned out to be one of my favorite projects. Easy to make, very little wood, cheap and it looks expensive. I'll be interested to hear what you guys think.



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