Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Indian Warrior Feather.



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Monday, November 29, 2010

A few more ornaments to cut.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Worlds Best Fusherman Scroll Saw Pattern.

It's been a long weekend. I had to put in 15 hours of overtime yesterday and today so I have not been able to spend much time on the blog. I'm off tomorrow so I'll start to get caught back up on the email and name ornament orders.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We traveled back to Indiana to visit family and friends. I'm starting to think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's hard to beat a day of good food and football and sitting around all doing nothing.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jesus Loves You Christmas Ornament.

Here is one more Christmas ornament for you to cut this year. I also included a much smaller version that you could make into a nice piece of jewelry. The small heart will be a bit more of a challenge but will lock nice when finished. Get out you #1 blade and give it a try.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from, Kellie, Patty and Steve.

Everyone be safe over the holiday. Enjoy your time with family and friends.


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Pattern donations from Alan Daines.


I received an email from Alan the other day. He wanted to share a couple patterns he had designed with all of you. I also wanted to share what he wrote.

Hello Steve,

I would just like to thank you for your excellent video on the RJR Studios Sanding Mop. Living in the UK I thought it would be a problem buying one but Angelina at RJR gave me the name of a UK distributor and, after ordering, it was here next day and I must say my productivity and the finish have improved.

Although I owned a Hegner Scrollsaw for some 25 years it has only been since last October I have been exploring the sort of work that you do. I now buy sawn boards from a local timber merchant and process them down to blanks to mainly make up hanging ornaments, 90% of which are from your designs.

Everything I make, now from a new Hegner variable speed saw, I send to my Sister in Law in Australia who in turn sells them locally to raise funds for an orphanage in Burma.

Everything I make is donated, I get a lot of pleasure and fulfilment from making them, and to date I have made over 2000 with another 1600 plus on the order book.

My wife Barbara and I have been involved with Humanitarian Aid work for over 10 years now and this is a wonderful extension to what we do.

I received a request for “Hope” in a circle and after watching your videos tried my hand at designing one. Also I thought it would be a good idea to design a Kukaburra in a circle and with the knowledge gained from your videos made one up. It must have been reasonably good because the Australians recognised it immediately.

I have attached photos and patterns of them both and if you feel they are worthy of sharing please feel free use them.

I am looking forward to your Sand Flee video, apparently delivery over here is no more than 3 weeks so it could well be on my Christmas list…………. J

Thanks again for all your good work.


Kind regards.
Alan Daines

Thanks Alan for the patterns and the effort your wife and you put into the humanitarian aid projects. I am honored that you used a few of my patterns to help out in the way you did. I hope you don't mind me sharing your email. I see so much of the giving attitude from people that follow my blog that I just have to share it. We see so much bad on the news and there is so much good out there that never gets the attention it deserves.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Jim Jenkins - Pill bottles make good scroll saw blade holders.

As craftsmen we are always looking for tips and suggestions to make our craft easier. I especially like to see the New Yankee spirit of never throwing anything away. Jim Jenkins, a new scroller from Ohio sent me this neat little suggestion for storing blades.

Jim noticed that the pill bottles he gets from Walgreens drug store have a two way top. They have an inner and outer thread. One way is child proof and the other is easy open.

Jim noticed that if he cut an opening in the top like the picture above he could attach two bottles together.
Notice that the locking inner threads go on the bottom half of the blade holder. All you have to do is insert the blades and screw on the top bottle to the non locking threads. Could not be simpler and if you are like most of us old farts around here you have plenty of pill bottles.


Jim cut some holes in a piece of wood to keep the bottles together. This is not a finished project. He said this was just a mock up. Jim suggested building a wooden platform that could be attached to the saw.

Jim and I discussed that not everyone will have access to the Walgreens style two way tops. It would just take a bit more effort to super glue up a clip on style top and accomplish the same thing. Thanks Jim.

Sand-Flee Update:

Well I have had a chance to spend a little time with the tool. I thought this would be an easy tool to review but I was wrong. I wanted to get a video review up by last weekend. That did not happen. What I have realized is that this is a unique tool not like anything I have used before and I have used every type of sander you can think of. I am going to do a full review but not until I feel like I know what the Sand-Flee is actually capable of. It really is a pretty neat tool and I don't want to short change it because of ignorance on my part. Stay tuned.




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Sunday, November 21, 2010

There is just no excuse for this.

Why would anyone make a clock in the shape of a dog's butt. I should be ashamed of myself. It's a total waste of wood. No one will download that stupid pattern. Wait! There for a minute I was channeling my wife. She was speaking through me. That's scary. I don't care because I like it. There, I said it. I like a clock stuck in the rear end of a pooch.

Okay that's really dumb and so are the rest of the mini clock patterns in this pattern book. This book is what I call a "scrap wood user upper". Dig all those small scraps of wood out of the bin and make a few stupid gifts for that someone special on your Christmas list. You know who I mean. Your Brother in Law who likes to tell you how much money he has or your sister who your mom always like better than you. You know that special someone don't you. Admit it there is someone on your list that deserves a home made crappy gift. Well here's your chance.

I call this one "Thing". Anyone remember the Adams Family? True classic TV.



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