Monday, November 30, 2009

I call it a wobble bowl.


I had several readers write and ask about the bowl in yesterdays picture post. There was enough interest that I sat down and designed my version of the bowl. There are two bowls in the pattern book. One is 5 1/2" and the other is 7".

I used 1/4" thick wood for the 5 1/2" bowl in the picture above. If you make the 7" bowl I suggest you use 3/8" thick wood. That would make the larger bowl stand a little over 2 1/2" tall. These are just suggestions. Experiment and see what pleases your eye.

One way to add a little contrast is to make two bowls from a light colored wood and a dark wood. Then mix and match the pieces when you put them together. You might as well stack cut the two bowls and get two for the price of one.

Here is my monthly plea to be patient if you are expecting a reply to an email. As usual I am way behind.



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reader Picture Post. Long But Worth It.

I am fortunate to be able to talk to scrollers from all over the world. You guys and gals send me tips, suggestions, comments, questions and lots of pictures. I have to say that I enjoy the pictures best of all. It's great to see what you have been working on. I can't post them all because there are just too many. This will be a long post but I wanted to include as many as I could so everyone could see the projects other scrollers are working on.



This is a beautiful cross that William Wilson made for his pastor. I am sure he loved it.


This picture is from William Smith. These bowls are fun to make. Nice job.


Tony Cook sent this picture. Makes you want to say Awwwwww. Nice contouring Tony.


Tom Young sent me this picture showing his support to the people dealing with cancer. Thanks Tom.


Look at the beautiful use of this wood by Rosemary Goolsby.


Check out the incredible inlay technique by Rick Carney.











Osama Fouad sent the four above and many more. They were all beautiful and it was hard to pick only four.











In the four above it looks like Marshall Border has his Christmas gift list finished.


Kevin Krippel is keeping busy with my key chain maker software.


Beautiful ornament by Justin Stanley.


Nice home made B-Day gift for a young boy by Joe Hope.








These three are from Harry Chavez. I love the mini guitar business card holder.


Check out these small boxes by Gary Riley.


Nice little pencil holder by Fabien Weinling.





These two are by Don Strock. The owl is a real hoot.


By Deane Shepard. Mirrored plastic cut with a laser. Very cool.


This one is from Bill Murphy. Nice use of contrasting color.


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Small Doll Cradle Scroll Saw Pattern


This is a small cradle for a 6 inch doll. The construction is slot and tab and butt joints for easy build. The side rails are raised to prevent angle cuts. The pattern is designed for 1/2" thick wood. I built the demo from some off the shelf 1/2" poplar from Home Depot. This will keep you from having to mill your own 1/2" wood.


I just want to put in a shameless plug for my Jigsaw Puzzle Pattern Book. For $7 you can download the book to your computer and be making family heirloom puzzles in no time. There is a demonstration video that you can watch before you buy the book that shows the easy step by step process. You can make these puzzles.

If you are reading this from the email newsletter just click the picture below to go to my blog. Then just scroll down until you see the same picture. You can view the video and Click the Buy Now button to securely purchase the book. After you pay you will be directed back the download page. There are patterns for 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 photos. Cut one of these puzzles for a Christmas gift that will be cherished for years.



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snow Flake Christmas Ornaments


Several snow flake ornaments.



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Friday, November 27, 2009

Give a gift card in a hand made wooden wallet.




I always feel a little bad giving gift cards as presents. It just seems impers