Sunday, October 31, 2010

Decorative Mantle Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

I hope all of you that participate in Halloween celebrations have a fun and safe night. My 21 year old daughter went out as a bumble bee to a costume party tonight. I reminded her no drinking and driving and she told me not to worry if she had anything to drink she would fly home. Life was so much easier when she was 6 years old.

This pattern is a decorative mantle mantle clock. It's actually a little small for a mantle clock but you can place it on a desk or a shelf and it should look fine. The source for the clock insert in included in the pattern. I use 3/4 inch thick wood for the clock and 1/2 inch thick for the base.

I know many of you are waiting for your custom Name Ornaments. I apologize for the delay. There was a technical problem (with my brain) and I temporally lost some of the orders. I have them all now and I promise I will start getting caught up quickly.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Blog has had nearly 100,000 pattern downloads for the month of October as of today. That's a goal I have had for a while now. I might make the 100,000 by the end of the day if today's pattern is well received. I know this is probably a who cares to most but for me it means the blog is growing. The total pattern download is heading for 3 million. When I started this a little over three years ago I was thrilled if a pattern got 30 or 40 downloads. Thank you all for helping me get the word out about the blog.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Long Island Woodworker Show November 13 and 14 2010.

Click the image to view a .pdf file of the flyer.

If you will be in the area make sure you visit the Long Island Woodworkers Show November 13 and 14. For more details visit www.liwoodworkers.org

Christmas Fretwork Box

This Christmas fretwork box is easy to assemble. I just use butt joints and no hinges to keep it easy if you are new to scrolling. The box is 1/4" thick cherry and the interior in 1/8" thick maple. I cut the bottom from 1/2" thick cherry.



Trim the interior after you have the box built. Cut all the trim pieces to fit. This is easier and ensures a good fit. Make sure the inside trim does not come all the way to the top. The top trim needs to have room to fit into the box.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mary and Baby Jesus Scroll Saw Pattern.



This pattern of Mary and the baby Jesus stands ten inches tall. I used soft maple for the 3/4 inch thick backer and 1/2 inch thick cherry for the cutout. I also included two side pieces to make a set if you like. The set makes a unique nativity project.

I'm finally feeling better from what ever bug I had. It never fails. When I have a week off from work I get sick. It happens at least once every year. Now that I'm feeling better I hope to get some work done on the blog. I have not updated the online catalog in weeks. I'll try to work on that tomorrow. I'll also try to get some of the email caught up. Have about 150 in the in-box unanswered. Sorry if don't get to them all but I'll try.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Noel Word Puzzle


Here is another word puzzle. The set of word puzzles from last week had thousands of downloads. I have been a little under the weather this weekend and wanted to make something quick for you guys to cut. The last book was so popular I thought I would do one with a Christmas theme. Hope you enjoy this one.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Talk Nerdy To Me Scroll Saw Pattern.

Make this sign and sit it beside your computer. The nerds have taken over the world. Might as well join them.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Scrollsaw Workshop pattern usage and other important information.


I often get asked about any restrictions on my patterns. I want to make sure everyone knows that I have no restrictions on how many projects you make from my patterns. Even mass productions is fine and free. You are free to sell as many of the projects as you like. There is no requirement for attribution but it is appreciated where appropriate. I encourage modification of my patterns to suit your needs. If you share the modified pattern with others please make note of the mod.

It is also fine to share any patterns you download with friends as long as the title page remains intact. I do ask that the patterns not be uploaded to other pattern sites. Please just link to my blog if you want to share the pattern online. I do ask that you not sell the patterns. I want them to remain free with the consideration of an optional donation if you find value in them. Never donate if you can't afford it. I get email everyday apologizing for not being able to donate. I appreciate those that can and do donate but absolutely do not want anyone to not use my site or patterns because they can't make a donation. Just enjoy the site.

I know other pattern designers and magazines have restrictions. I understand why they need those rules in place. I do not consider my blog a pattern site. I started the blog with the intention of teaching and helping new scrollers get started in the hobby. My goal was and is to help the hobby grow. There are many fine professional pattern designers out there that count on income from their patterns. I encourage you to support those designers and purchase their patterns. From time to time I help pass on information about pattern designers and industry related products. I do not take money from these individuals or companies for these posts. I try to know who I am dealing with but everyone should know that I can't guarantee you will be happy with your personal dealings with them. I very occasionally get an email letting me know about an unhappy transaction with a vendor. I like to hear when this happens because it helps me know what to expect when I talk about products. I am sometimes asked to intervene. That is something I will very seldom get involved in.

I know this is a boring post but it's information a few would like to have so there it is. Now lets go make some sawdust.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spooky Halloween Ornaments

This pattern book has eight spooky Halloween ornaments. Remember it's always a great idea to stack cut ornaments to increase productivity. I usually cut ornaments from 1/8" or 1/4" thick Baltic Birch plywood.

We have been very busy at work this week and I am way behind on my blogging duties. I am especially behind on email. Of course I am always behind on email but this week is terrible. If you have sent questions I will try to get to them ASAP. I also have a few orders for name ornaments holding. I will work on them tomorrow evening. Thanks for your patience.



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