Monday, April 19, 2010

You guys and gals blow my mind!

Okay, I should have know I could count on you guys and gals. The new Scrollsaw Workshop Community Forum got off to an incredible start. Over 500 registered users the first 24 hours. Heading toward 700 posts of great comments and information from several countries around the world.

I'm sure there will be a few glitches as I learn how to effectively maintain the forum. So far just minor problems have crept up (fingers crossed). I have a couple moderators lined up who will start helping out in the next couple days. Please give them your utmost cooperation while they learn the ropes.

Ask questions if you have them and we will try to answer as best we can. Remember the forum software is complicated to operate so we might have to take the question and get back to you later. Just be patient while get the ball rolling.

Thanks again and if you have not stopped by the forum we invite you to give it a try.

On another note I am hoping to completely replace the Reader Photo Gallery soon. The one we have is horrible. The new one, if all goes well will allow user uploads and comments. If you have submitted photos recently I am holding them for the new forum. Now if I can just figure out how to make the dang thing work. :)

Special Project Shared by Mike Conolly. Secret Lock Box

Hey guys, I have a special project to share with you all today. Mike Conolly sent me this project he designed. It is a secret locking box. After you close the box and install the end pieces it will not be at all obvious how to reopen it. It's a nice simple design and should be pretty easy to make.

I drew up the plans from Mike's specs so I hope they are not too confusing. Study the pictures before you start and work out your strategy for construction.

I did not include the ornamental piece on top because Mike did not send that to me but you can add whatever design you like to make it your own.

Take a minute to go to Mike's ETSY site and take a look around.

Thanks Mike. We all appreciate the effort you put into this design. Nice work.

We are on our way to the deadline for the giveaway. Win a one year subscription to the "Scroll Saw woodworking and Crafts Magazine". Make sure you visit the blog everyday and find the scroll saw picture link to enter. Simply find and click the scroll saw to enter. It's easy. It's free and you might just win. What are you waiting for? Go find the scroll saw now.

The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Make A Donation

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!

Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
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
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

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.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

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.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

The Lifter

Papa's Custom Patterns.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety o