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.

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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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Monday, October 18, 2010

Angel Christmas Ornament Scroll Saw Patterns


Here are a couple Christmas Angel Ornaments. I intentionally designed these a little larger that most ornaments so they would be easier to cut. The Peace Angel should give you a bit of a challenge. I would recommend stack cutting these patterns. They are going to take a while to cut so you might as well get more for your work. I would cut these from either 1/8" or 1/4" baltic Birch ply and use a #3 scroll reverse blade for most of the work.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fish Bones Scroll Saw Patterns.


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Rap from the Good Family. Boo!

It's that time of year when to ghouls and ghosts walk the streets of our neighborhoods in search of tricks or treats. This is a Halloween Rap from the Good family to you and all your little monsters. Staring Kellie, Patty and your favorite scroll saw monster, me.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eagle Desk Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This clock stands 7 inches tall and has a wing span of 10 1/2 inches. I used a 2 3/4 inch clock insert. The Woodcraft part number for the clock is included in the pattern. The clock is cut from 3/4 inch thick cherry.

Congratulations to the people of Chile. You guys pulled off a remarkable feat by bringing all the trapped miners home to their families. It was quite a sight to see those guys come out of that hole one at a time. I wish the miners and their families the best in the future. I'm sure they are in for a wild ride over the next few months.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean Miner Rescue.


As I go to bed tonight 3 of the Chilean miners have been rescued after being underground for nearly 70 days. I know I'm not a news site but this story has brought so many people of the world together to help bring these men to the surface and back with their families it's impossible to ignore.

I have several readers in Chile and a few in Bolivia. I just want to extend my prayers to the families and citizens of all the countries involved. I hope that the rescue operation that continues tonight brings all the miners safely home.

This is just one more example of how we are all able to pull together as people and forget our borders when times are tough. It just makes me remember we are all brothers and sisters on a very small planet. They said on the news that over 1 billion people around the world were watching the rescue effort. Can you imagine 1 billion people all pulling for the same thing. Amazing story.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christmas Word Ornaments.

This pattern book has 10 Christmas word ornaments.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Five Wooden Word Puzzles

This pattern book contains five wooden word puzzles. Easy to cut from 3/4" thick clear pine. I used a #3 scroll reverse blade to make sure I got a nice tight fit on the puzzle pieces.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Love Pen Desk Set.


Here in my part of the world the weather is getting just right for spending time in the shop. Temperatures are in the low 50's at night and 80's during the day. Many woodworkers pack up the shop during the summer preferring to spend more time outdoors. As we get back into the shop it's a good time to think about safety. Spend a little time getting clutter out of the way and generally cleaning up the shop. A clean organized shop is safer and more enjoyable to work in.

Check that your tools are setup well and that the blades on table saws, band saws and other stationary tools are nice and sharp. Sharp tools are much safer than dull tools. Check electrical outlets and extension cords for signs of wear and replace if necessary. Check your safety glasses and dust masks are clean and available. If you can't find them you can't wear them.

Check your fire extinguisher for proper operation. If you don't have one consider getting one. Check that your first aid kit is complete. As Norm would say read and understand all the safety instructions that come with your tools.

According to a study in the Journal of Trauma there are over 31,000 home table saw injuries treated in the emergency rooms every year in the U.S. Roughly 10% of those injuries involved amputations of fingers. Most of those injuries were preventable. Nicknames can be fun but when you are a woodworker and they call you "Stumpy" that's bad.

The scroll saw is a relatively safe tool. Most injuries are minor. Personally I don't even want a minor injury so it's wise to show the proper respect to all power tools. It just gets you in the habit of thinking safe. I'm as guilty as anyone for getting in a hurry and neglecting some important safety habits. My plan is to try to do better. I hope your plan includes a safer and healthier shop.



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Friday, October 8, 2010

Jim Dandy Products Easy Lift and a Halloween Pattern.


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The DeWalt DW788 scroll saw is an excellent saw. I love many of the features but there is one very annoying omission that drives most scrollers crazy about the saw. The upper arm will not stay in the upright position while inserting a new blade or doing interior cuts. Most people get around this by placing a block of wood under the arm when they need it to stay up. That works but is hardly a perfect solution. Jim Dandy Products solved the problem with their Easy Lift system. I have the Easy Lift installed on both of my DeWalt saws and highly recommend their use. The video shows the system being installed om my newest DeWalt saw.

The Easy Lift sell for around $20. The installation is simple and the results are great. If you have or plan to buy the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw make sure you budget for the price of this system. You will want one, trust me.



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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Over the sink shelf with scroll sawn design.

I think many of you can find a use for this project. It is more of a woodworking project with scroll saw design elements. It is basic level woodworking though so most crafters with a few basic woodworking skills and tools should be able to attempt the project.

The uprights are cut on the scroll saw. You have 10 different patterns to choose from and you could easily add you own design.

The shelf is attached to the uprights with counter sunk screws. The holes have been covered with wooden buttons. You can find the buttons at most woodworking and craft stores.

The shelf in the picture is 30 inches long but you can adjust it to fit your sink. When you attache the uprights make sure you space them to fit around the sink.

If you have a router it helps a lot to add a decorative edge detail to the shelf. I used part of a ogee router bit on mine.

Because the shelf will get wet make sure you use a good durable finish.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Giveaway Drawing Video. 9/30/2010

It's time for the monthly book giveaway. Watch the drawing video below to see if you were the winner. This months book is "Wooden Puzzles" by the editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine. The book is filled with puzzles from simple to complex. Everyone should find something of interest in this one. Good luck.

Just a note to those of you waiting for your Name Ornament Orders. I am at about 6 days lead time to get the orders out. Those who ordered on the 29th should get your ornaments tomorrow.



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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Concentric Ring Bowl Scroll Saw Pattern.

This pattern is a 7 inch concentric ring bowl. The rings are cut from a single 7.5 x 7.5 inch piece of 1/4 inch thick wood. The base is stair stepped to hold the rings.

I was not happy with the base design so I added a simpler base to the pattern book in addition to this base. You can choose the one you like best.

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Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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