Sunday, March 21, 2010

Give yourself a pat on the back.

Does your boss take you for granted? Take matters in your own hands and give yourself a pat on the back. This "Pat on the back" stick is 18'' long for easy access to those hard to reach areas.

The stick also comes in handy for those braggadocios co-workers. After you have endured hours of their self-congratulation offer them the "Pat on the back" stick.

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Kenneth Van Winkle shares his blade holder.

Roll from Michaels craft store.

BIC pens with the ink cartridge removed.

Kenneth Van Winkle:
Here's something that I came up with. I used Bic pens (with the ink cartridges removed, they become a nice sized tube for the blades). The caps have vent holes, but the blades stay in as long as the pen caps are not oriented with a considerable down angle. Labels were printed for each type/size (Flying Dutchman are RED, Olson are BLUE, and anything else is BLACK).

Labels are attached indicating the blade size, the drill hole size, the teeth-per-inch, and the actual blade width/thickness measurements (TPI and thickness labels are located on the backside of the holder that is seen in the pictures). I reinforced adhesion of the labels with the clear packing tape that we use to help lubricate the blades while cutting.

Depending on blade size, they can hold a few dozen blades, but probably won't hold a gross. A needlework roll found at Michaels provides individual pockets for each pen (and, it also has a flap to cover the vented caps).

As I'm not a production cutter, I didn't need or want one of the other large diameter tubular systems that can hold multiple-grosses of blades. I guess this system could also work as a ready supply for the production cutter (the other tube systems could be used to store the stockpile, while this smaller stash could be used to provide a ready supply; especially for the traveling scroller).

It is simply a system that provides clear organization for a few dozen of each blade which provides easy identification during blade selection. The roll was around $7 and the pack of pens cost a couple dollars. For under $10 you have a nice blade system.

Thanks for sharing your system Kenneth.

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Easter Basket Scroll Saw Pattern

This pattern works well as a small Easter basket. If you stack cut the parts you can cut it in two or three hours. The construction is slot and tab for easy assembly. I used 1/4'' maple for the one in the picture.

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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
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