Monday, March 16, 2009

Scroll Saw Theme Basket Patterns

This is a fun pattern because you get to choose the theme from 18 different selections. I chose the Easter theme for the baskets in the pictures above. If this turn out to be a popular download I'll come up with more themes in the future. The theme pieces are cut with a tab on the bottom so you can make one basket and change the theme as you like. Just pull the theme out of the slot in the basket and push in another one.

The baskets are small. Only about 4 1/2" long so they can be cut from scraps. The basket weave is very easy to cut. There are six layers. Three of each weave. If you stack cut the three like pieces you can cut all six weaves in two cuttings. I cut the basket in less than an hour including the two themes. I also included a blank base so you can create your own themes. Have fun and send me a picture if you create a nice theme.

One trick that you might try is to use my Scroll Saw Pattern Printer, which you can download from my blog to print names as you template. After you type the name just play with the size slider until it prints 4 1/2" or less. Add a tab to the bottom center and you will have a customized basket. That should make a great gift.

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Beautiful Scroll Saw Portrait Work of Ron Haigler

I wanted to do a post to show the work of Ron Haigler. Ron has only been scrolling for three years but he has developed a wonderful technique with his portraits in that short time. He uses a Hawk G-4 scroll saw for his pieces. He also does his own mat and frame work.

I think he has added a great deal to the portraits with his customized frames. The black and white mat with the simple but beautiful wood frame is great. The proportions of the frame, mat and portrait are just right to my taste. In my opinion this is a good lesson for anyone who wants to take their scroll saw work to the next level. The presentation is as important as the art itself. Proper presentation can take what most would consider craft and turn it into a piece of art.

Beautiful work Ron. Thanks for letting me share your art with all my readers.

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Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
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This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

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Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
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