Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hold on to your hat. Jacobo is back!

Last week I published a series of photos show Jacobo using his hand frame scroll saw. I received a ton of email about his work. One theme that ran through many of the emails was how long it must take to cut detailed projects with the hand frame. Well, I have obtained a video showing Jacobo using his saw. No I did not speed up the video. I don't think I want to challenge him to a race. Enjoy.


If you are reading this in the email newsletter you may not see the video above. Please visit the blog and watch in in the "Daily Posts" section.

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Football Jersey Key Chains Scroll Saw Patterns.


I can't take credit for this idea. One of the woodworkers over at lumberjocks.com posted a project the other day of numbered jerseys. He designed them to be pendants but suggested they would also make nice key chains. I set here tonight and made up 100 patterns of the jerseys.

He was selling them for $10 as pendants. These are the type of pattern I am always looking for. Simple and quick to cut. Very little wood required and you can sell them for more than you would expect. In other words lots of profit.

If you make them into key chains they should be 1/4" thick, Pendants should be thinner. I would also reduce the size of the pattern a little for pendants. You could also glue on pins to the back and wear them on a shirt.

Everyone likes to support their children in sports. These are just the thing to show your support. They could also be used as part of a fund raiser for the local youth football program.

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I will do the final August giveaway drawing Wednesday night. Make sure you get your entry in for your chance to win. If you need instructions to enter click this link.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Anniversary Ornaments Scroll Saw Patterns.

This pattern book has 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 year anniversary ornaments.


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Name Ornament update: I am almost to the end of the list of the name ornament orders. I should be able to complete all of them tomorrow sometime. Make sure you are checking for typos if you have received yours already.

I will keep making the name ornament patterns for a while so if you would like to place an order just click the order now button below.

Make personalized Christmas Ornaments for family and friends. These make beautiful gifts and will be cherished for years. It's not too early to start your holiday cutting.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

50 U.S. State Scroll Saw Patterns.

This pattern book contains 50 "My State My Home" patterns. The plaques are about 10 inches long. You can cut these from any thickness of wood you like.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Teachers Apple Scroll Saw Pattern.

It's that time of year when all the kids are getting back to school. Meeting their new teachers and looking forward to next summer. Every teacher should have an apple on his/her desk. Make this teachers apple for your young child's new teacher.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Meet Tommy MacDonald. Video Interview.



If you have not heard of Tommy MacDonald you soon will. I grew up watching the New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abrams. I'm sure many of you know that show has ended after years on the air. Well to help fill that void Tommy will soon be starting a new woodworking show for PBS. It will be called "Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy MacDonald"

I have followed Tommy for a while on his blog and his skill and personality should enable him to pull this off. It's tough to follow a legend like Norm but I think Tommy might just be the person to do it.

Watch this short interview with Tommy and keep your eyes open for the show starting in October. Good luck Tommy.

You can visit the official Tommy MacDonald web site here.

Another Lee Neiden Scroll Saw Pattern.

Here is another nice pattern from Lee Neiden. This cross has a few very small interior cuts. They will probably need a set of micro drill bits for the interior holes. Use your smallest blade to cut the letters. If you have too much trouble with the letters just cut them away and you will still have a nice cross.

Thanks Lee for all the help.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sue Mey Christmas Pattern Blowout!!

As I said the other day it's not too early for crafters to start working on Christmas projects. We all have special people in our lives that we want to give special gifts to. What better gift than something handmade with love right in your workshop. If you start now you can do a couple projects a week and not be so rushed closer to the holidays when everything is crazy.

Sue Mey has put together a collection of 44 Christmas projects. Here is what Sue says about this special offer. Oh and by the way She has given us all a free sample below.

Pay less than $1.00 per pattern/set of patterns when you purchase this collection! Forty four Christmas patterns - Value $232.00 if purchased separately, Save $189.00 and pay only $42.95. The selection contains plaques, clocks, picture frames, a Christmas card, candle holders, napkin holder, coin box, greeting card box, word blocks, a door topper, and a layered scene. There are two Santa boxes, one open and another with a lid, a nativity trinket box, a colourful box with segmentation lid. Christmas trees include two with banners and overlays, a star-stacked tree, and a set of 7 slotted trees. For ornaments choose from 12 two-dimensional patterns and 15 compound-cut patterns. Larger patterns are divided with dash lines for easy printing on standard-size paper. Basic tips & techniques covering 15 different topics are included. There are links to pages on my website where more comprehensive information on certain topics is available. For many of the projects I have included step-by-step instructions.



I’m sure you will agree that this is a great offer considering the contents!


Jump on over to Sue's site and ask her about this special offer.


Sue wanted to share a free sample for everyone to cut. This is a beautiful Christmas box.