Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Word Art Patterns.


Here are a few word art patterns.



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Monday, October 26, 2009

Like sands through an hourglass so are the days of our lives.


Build this 60 minute timepiece with the hand blown hourglass insert form National Artcraft. The insert cost about $13 but there is a minimum order of $30. The good news is that they carry lots of nice craft supplies. You could also order three and make some unique Christmas gifts.

The insert is captured between the top and bottom by drilling 1/2" holes. Each end of the insert has a nipple. Just drill half way through the wood to make a pocket. As you assemble the pieces just center everything up and tightly capture the insert between the top and bottom. Use rubber bands to clamp it together while the glue dries.

Use what every finish you prefer before assembly because it's very difficult to mask off the glass after it is inserted.

I also found another source for an insert. Rockler sells the part for $26. There's is 11" tall so this pattern would have to be modified to fit.



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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Master Scroller T-Shirt

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Guard Puppy Candy Dish.


Let this ferocious puppy dog guard your desk candy or whatever other valuables you have. Throw your spare change, keys or jewelry and he will sit faithfully guarding them until you need them again.

The dog stands 7" tall and the bowl is 5" in diameter. The bowl is cut with the scroll saw table at an angle so the bowl expands open. I used 1/2" wood for the bowl and set the table to 3 degrees. This caused the bowl to open 1 1/4". Practice on scrap wood to get the angle right before you commit to the final setting.

The body of the dog is 3/4" thick and the legs and ears are 1/2" thick. You can do as much or as little contouring as you like. I simply contoured the ears and left the legs and body square. Use contrasting wood for the eyes and nose.

You could skip the bowl cutting and just use a candy dish or dog bowl if you like.




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Saturday, October 24, 2009

60 Second Scroll Saw Tip - Scroll Reverse Blades

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Clown Drop Toy Pattern


This is a fun little old school toy. No batteries required. You put the clown at the top of an 18" ladder and he climbs down. Fun to play with and makes a neat noise to boot. Watch the video below to see the clown in action. I'll also show you how to adjust the length of the arms so the little clown boogies down the ladder without a hitch.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wine bottle stopper and glass cradle.






This is a pattern for a wine bottle stopper and a glass cradle. You will need a pack of bottle stopper corks that you can buy from Woodcraft. A 10 pack will cost you $4.50. You will also need a length of 3/8" dowel. The corks come pre-drilled so all you have to do is glue in the dowel.

The hole in the cradle for the wine bottle is 1 1/2" in diameter. It is best cut with a forstner bit if you have one.

This is a very simple pattern that you can make for pennies. Take a few of these to your craft shows. It's always nice to have products that you can make cheap and quick. If you have a lathe you can quickly turn beautiful hardwood bottle stoppers using these corks. Match that with this cradle and you have an item that will sell for an easy profit.




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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ambition




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Monday, October 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Hangers




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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Lights Scroll Saw Pattern



Small pumpkin lights. They stand about 5 inches tall. These pumpkins use 2" diameter candles. For safety the candles should be in glass holders. I used paper as backing for these pumpkins but transparent colored acrylic would look better and be safer. You can find acrylic sheet at Sloans Woodshop




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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Halloween From The Scrollsaw Workshop

It's the time of the year when the ghouls and monsters come out to play. I was lucky enough to score the staring role in this Halloween Ghoul fest movie. Turn out the lights, hold on to a friend and be prepared to scream!




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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Keychain Maker Program Update


Here is a doggone update to the Key chain maker program I offer free on my blog. That's right you can make Dogie bone patterns now. This has actually been the second most requested update. The new left and right bone symbols can be accesses with the "[" and the "]" keys. That is the left bracket and the right bracket.


I'm not going to link to the program in this post because many readers get this in the email newsletter and will have trouble downloading it from there. Just visit the blog if you want this update and download the program again. From the top of the blog scroll down until you see the Key chain maker video demonstration. Under the video you will see a link that says "Download version 1.01"

It is not required but a good idea to uninstall the older version first. Most of the time it works fine to update but if not do the uninstall.

You may notice that I have not changed the version number yet. When I get the landscape mode feature working there will be a new version. Right now I just want to make sure this new feature works without a hitch. The problem with this new bone feature is that to use long dog names you have to shrink the bone to fit all the characters on the paper. You can enlarge it if you don't mind the pattern printing on more than one line and taping it together.

The other update that most readers have requested is to be able to use landscape mode. I'm working on that but I'm such a crappy programmer that it is giving me fits.



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Another Door Topper Scroll Saw Pattern.


I received several emails about the last door topper asking for more. This one is a full door topper. It is 30" long and about 8" tall. I decided to cut the pattern in three 10" sections and glue them together after they were cut. I again used MDF and spray painted it black. The sections are a little fragile until you get them glued together so be careful. To hold the sections together while the glue dries use blue painters tape stretched across the seams.

After I cut the one in the picture above I decided to make the base a little bigger. I think it will give greater glue area and make the piece more durable.




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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

60 Second Scroll Saw Tip - Let's get square.

Make a shallow kerf cut.

Check kerf is parallel to the blade.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Cat and Mouse Door Topper.


I cut these door toppers from 1/2" MDF. Medium density fiberboard is easy to cut and it works well for projects like this that will be painted. One word of caution though. MDF puts off very fine dust that floats in the air and should not be inhaled if possible. I know most of us do not wear dust masks when we scroll but it is important to take care of our health. If you cut this project go ahead and put on a mask. It won't take long to cut this pattern so why not be safe.



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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tractor Scroll Saw Pattern.




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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hope.



Boxes are made to hold things. Usually something of value that we wish to protect. Jewelry, money, gifts, stuff. This box is different. It was designed to hold an idea, a wish, a belief. An idea of hope, a wish for hope and a belief that there is always hope.

I received an email the other day that made me stop and think about a subject that honestly I knew very little about. Joyce Kohlmeier is a girl scout leader of young women of High school age. She ask me if I would design a pattern for her girls to make. It seems that Joyce likes to pass on her woodworking skills to the girls. They had already made a project that was in my catalog but Joyce wanted something more meaningful to the girls.

She went on to explain that every young woman in her group has had or known someone who has breast cancer. I had to stop and think about that statement. How could this group be so unlucky as to have had all these experiences. Well I went and did my usual research when something catches my interest. Turns out that what these girls have seen is not that unusual after all. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the rate of deaths from breast cancer has declined over the last 10 years. There is a reason for that decline.

October is breast cancer awareness month. I know what you are saying. Every disease and cause has it's month. You can't donate time and money to every cause. Guess what? One of the main reasons that the death rate has declined is because of awareness. Early detections saves lives. It's wonderful if you can donate your time or money to fight breast cancer but everyone can help with awareness.

The message of this box is hope. Every woman and man who develops breast cancer needs hope. Hope let's them fight the battle. Hope carries them through the treatments that take so much from them. They need hope to believe that one day they can just be well again.

This box is my effort to help these girls bring awareness to others. The top of the box has a ribbon of hope. This ribbon symbolizes October as breast cancer awareness month. Inside the box there are 12 small ribbons. These ribbons are my hope that we can bring awareness all 12 months of the year.

I want to thank Joyce and the young women that she mentors. You all add a little hope to everyone you touch. The awareness you bring helps save lives. Maybe the life of someone you love. God bless.





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Friday, October 9, 2009

Dynomite! Mini Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.


Here is a desk clock that should get some attention. I think I'll call this my Jimmy Walker clock. For those of you not old enough to remember Jimmy don't worry about it. It was a bad but funny 70's sitcom.

I saw a few guys making dynamite clocks on another woodworking site and thought it looked cool so I designed one for the scroll saw. Oh well I think it's neat but I'm a little warped.

It would probably be a bad idea to send one of these in the mail to someone. Might get some negative attention from the USPS X-ray techs. :)



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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Basket weave with pivoting handle scroll saw pattern


This basket with pivoting handle is 6 1/2" long and 4 1/4" deep. I used walnut for the basket weave and poplar for the bottom and top rim. The handle is walnut and pivots on two 1/4" dowels that are glued into the top rim.

I'm just about as far behind on answering email as I have ever been. Looks like about 100 waiting to be answered. If you are expecting a reply I will hopefully get caught back up tomorrow. I have a medical test Thursday that has me fasting tomorrow so I'll need something to keep my mind off the hunger pangs. :) Good time to answer email.




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Monday, October 5, 2009

Sitting Bull and the Wolf Scroll Saw Pattern


Sitting Bull was chief of the Dakota Sioux. Best know for the defeat of General George Custer at the Little Big Horn river in June of 1876.

I used a #5 spiral blade to cut the portrait. That would be my suggestion for this pattern. All the interior entry holes were drilled with a 1/16" drill bit. I used 1/8" Baltic Birch ply for my blank. The blank is sized 8" x 10".

I made a couple changes to the pattern after I cut the one above to fix some delicate pieces. It should be pretty easy to cut ate this point so I hope you enjoy it.



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Candle Sconce Scroll Saw Pattern

This sconce is 9 1/2" tall. I used contrasting wood for the backer board to make the fretwork show up better. Notice the two plugs in the bottom. They are covering the screw holes for mounting the sconce to the wall. They are called button plugs and can be found in many craft and woodworking stores. Drill a 1/8" hole for the screws then counter sink a larger hole for the plugs.

The pattern calls for 1/2" thick wood for the shelf and fretwork. The backer board is 1/4" thick. I used a #5 scroll reverse blade for the entire project. The shelf is mounted with a slot and tab construction for strength. Make sure you do not over cut the slot. You want the tab to fit tight in the slot. With this slot and tab and some glue the shelf will carry the weight of the candle with no problem.

Sconces are often made in pairs. If you make a pair then you should mirror them so they face each other.



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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Horse and Carriage Mini Clock Scroll Saw Pattern




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Saturday, October 3, 2009

60 Second Scroll Saw Tip. Tension is bad.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween Hangers Scroll Saw Pattern

A collection of 10 Halloween Hangers.



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