Friday, April 30, 2010

Simple Scroll Saw Jewelry with Polymer Clay Inlay.


Here are a few simple scroll saw jewelry pieces that you can also use the polymer clay with. Just cut the piece, fill the cut out with clay. Bake as directed on the package. Sand flush and finish.

I'll be drawing for the one year subscription of the Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine tonight. 4/30/10 at 10pm eastern time. I will live stream the drawing if you would like to watch.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Next Live Stream and Giveaway 4/30/10 at 10pm Eastern Time.



The next drawing for the one year subscription of the Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine will be Friday 4/30/2010 at 10pm. I will be doing a live stream of the giveaway. You do not have to be on the stream to win. Hope to see some of you there. We will do the giveaway and then open it up to chat.

If any of you would like to email me a question for the live stream send it tomorrow or Friday with the subject "Stream Question". I'll read it on the stream and we can discuss the question with the chat room. Any questions you have about blades, saws, wood, or anything else that comes to mind.

Make sure you get your entries in before 6pm 4/30/10. The entries will be locked at that time.

Dragon Hand Mirror with Polymer Clay Inlay.




Here is a hand mirror for the men. The pattern needs a 4" round mirror. Woodcraft part number 17T02. The mirror is inset into the mirror by cutting the circle at a bevel. Set the table of your saw at about 4 degrees and make test cuts until you get about a 1/8" reveal. After you cut the circle set the saw back to 90 degrees and finish all other cuts.

You will also need 1 pack of FIMO polymer clay for the inlay. Over fill the cutout of the dragon with the polymer clay. Put the hand mirror in an oven preheated to 265 degrees for 30 minutes. Don't let it burn. It stinks if you do. Remove the mirror and let it cool.

Use a sander to sand the polymer clay flush with the wood. Sand down to 320 grit to get a smooth finish on the clay and wood. Glue the bevel cut into the mirror frame then use epoxy to set the mirror into the cutout.

Complete with your choice of finish.

The mirror can be easily customized with your choice of cutout and color of clay.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Humming Bird Candle Sconce Scroll Saw Pattern.


This candle sconce is very easy to cut. If you need a pair make sure you make them a mirror image. I used 1/2" thick clear pine. All the cuts were made with a #5 scroll reverse blade. The screw holes are plugged with purchased button plugs.

I plan to draw for the next winner of the Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine subscription Friday 4/30/2010 at 10pm Eastern time. I will do a live stream of the drawing if anyone is interested in attending. More details of the live stream tomorrow when I get them finalized.

Make sure you get your daily entries in for a better chance to win. Remember to find the small picture of the scroll saw on the blog. When you find it click it to enter.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

We have a winner of the first Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts one year subscription.

During the live stream the other night I did the first drawing for the one year subscription to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine. Ed Alexander from Michigan was the lucky winner. Ed's entry was drawn from over 5000 entries.

Ed tells me he enjoys visiting the Scrollsaw Workshop and driving his 1971 MGB. Congratulation Ed and I hope you enjoy the magazine.

The next drawing will be 4/30/2010. Remember to get your daily entries in before it's too late.

Mother's Day in the U.S. is May 9th this year.


Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start.
She holds her baby close to her heart.
The bond that grows will never falter.
Her love is so strong it will never alter.
A Mother gives never ending Love.
She never feels that she has given enough.
For you she will always do her best.
Constantly working, there's no time to rest.
A Mother is there when things go wrong.
A hug and a kiss to help us along.
Always there when we need her near.
Gently wipes our eyes when we shed a tear.
So on this day shower your Mother with Love.
Gifts and presents are nice but that is not enough.
Give your Mother a day to have some peace of mind.
Be gentle, be good, be helpful, be kind.
Happy Mothers Day.

By Carol Matthews


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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Salute to Fire Fighters every where.


A reader of the Scrollsaw Workshop needed a pattern for a for a charity auction where the proceeds honor a fallen firefighter. The money raised is put into a college scholarship fund for the children. It's so easy to take for granted the job firefighters do. When it's out turn to need them we sure are glad they are there.

I thought a few of you might be able to find a use for this mini clock patterns also. The pattern requires a 1 7/16" mini clock insert.

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Relief cut cross scroll saw pattern.

Get ready to tilt your table. Practice your relief cutting and make this beautiful cross for mom on Mothers Day. If you have never tilted the scroll saw table to make bevel cuts before this project will give you an easy project to practice on. Start out at about 2 to 3 degrees and make small test plug cuts to get the correct depth to the relief. Adjust the table until you get around a 1/4" depth cut. The smaller the angle the deeper the relief.

We had another live stream party last night. A couple readers have ask what a live stream is. It is two things actually. I broadcast my live video over the internet and you watch it on the built in player on the live stream page. We also have a chat box where the viewers can type their comments and questions. It's interactive TV.

I usually have a few things planned such as the drawing for a prize of some type. Last night I talked about the new features here on the blog. We then opened it up for questions. We had around 70 viewers last night and the stream lasted about one and a half hours.

I think everyone had a good time and the turn out was pretty good for such a short notice. Thanks for all the questions and the interesting chat.

The next live stream will be 4/30/2010 at 10pm eastern time. I will do another drawing for the Scroll Saw Woodworking and crafts subscription. Hope to see you all there.

Continue to submit your daily entries for the next giveaway drawing. All previous entries are still valid until after the next drawing. We had a winner last night. Next time it might be you.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Live Stream and Chat tonight at 10pm Eastern Time. Saturday 24, 2010


I will be doing a live stream tonight. Saturday 4/24/2010. I will be announcing the first winner of the Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine subscription. You do not have to be on the stream to win. The stream will start approximately at 10pm Eastern time.

I will spend just a few minutes talking about the new features of the blog. We will do the giveaway and then open the chat up for questions/general chat.

I will moderate the chat to have a period of just questions. I had a difficult time last stream keeping up with the questions in the chat. I'll stick around as long as you guys wish to talk or until I fall asleep.

You can visit the live stream page by clicking the image above or clicking the same image in the left hand column of the blog.

Sorry about the late notice but if you have time I hope to see you there.

Reader Photo Gallery Update.

Major upgrade to the Reader Photo Gallery. After you register you can now upload your pictures to an album. There are currently three different albums. Projects, Shop Photos and mug shots. While you upload the pictures it will ask which album to put it in. Try to keep them separated.

For now I will approve all photos before they show up in the album. I just want to make sure it stays family friendly. After you upload the photo be patience and I will approve ASAP.

I imported all the photos from the old gallery. Unfortunately no user data was available in the old gallery. If possible I will try to go back through my email and update the photos with info. If you see one of your projects feel free to post a comment and let people know it was yours.

Enjoy the new gallery.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Scroll Saw Stand Plans From Kenneth Van Winkle.

On 3/27/2010 I posted a write up from Kenneth showing the custom stand he made. I have had several readers write and ask if Kenneth had plans for the stand. He was good enough to go back and put together this document explaining how it was built. He specs out all the pieces and provides helpful links to explain why he chose this design. Thanks again Kenneth.


More Best Friends Scroll Saw Patterns

Five more best friend patterns. Beagle, Scottish Terrier, Poodle, Great Dane and a Retriever. Lots of email on this one. I only got a few done tonight but I'll do more this week.

Don't forget the giveaway drawing is this Saturday night. Get your entries in to win.

If you have not signed up for the Community Forum you are missing out on a lot of new friends. Stop by. You can look around as a guest. If you like what you see sign up. It's free and hopefully a lot of fun.



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