Thursday, April 2, 2009

Reader Spotlight. Meet Sandy and Paul Wendt

Sandy and Paul have been scrolling for about 4 months. After Paul introduced Sandy to wood working she just took off with it. Sandy enjoys both fretwork and scroll saw boxes and is working on the intricacies of inlay. Her Dewalt 788 gets a good workout almost every night after work.

Paul is more of a band saw guy but is starting to learn a little 3-D scroll saw work. He also sees some real opportunities to use the scroll saw for his other hobby passion of RC model airplanes.

It's exciting to see a couple working together in the shop. They do look like they are enjoying their new hobby. Having a partner to work with can improve your work. Guys, sorry but we need a woman to tell us when to wear blue or black socks. Do you really think we can tell when we have a nice project. Nope. Ask you wife. Trust me she knows.

Sandy and Paul live and work in the Chicago suburbs, check out their website at

Check out some of the beautiful work Sandy and Paul have for sale on their web site. Stop by their page and say hi.

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Flower Vase Scroll Saw Pattern

A few week ago I published the flower pattern above. It needed a vase to go with it so I set down tonight and designed one. The vase stands about 7" tall. I built it around a standard size glass bud vase. The glass vase is 7 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" in diameter.

I also included the flower pattern in this book so you would not have to go looking for it. Obviously you can build the vase and not use the wooden flower.

The vase is an easy pattern to cut but you need three hands to put it together. The two maple rings have holes cut to hold the sides of the vase. Insert the sides into the assembled base with glue. Then carefully line up the sides with the holes in the top ring assembly. It takes a little fiddling but just take your time and you will get it together.

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Bible Box Scroll Saw Pattern

I was doing a custom design for a reader. He needed a keepsake for the Christening of his grand nephew. After I finished, I decided to remove the custom parts and upload it as a pattern for everyone to cut. You can use it as a small bible box. You will probably have to enlarge the pattern to fit your personal bible. You also have room on the right side of the cross to add a scrolled name to make the box a very special gift for a friend or family member. The box in the picture is 5" x 7".

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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
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
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

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.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

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

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

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.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
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Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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