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.