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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