Monday, June 7, 2010

Are you prepared for a computer crash.

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SyncBack is the freeware backup utility I use to backup all my patterns and data for the Scrollsaw Workshop. I know that many of you are collectors of patterns for your scroll saw. Do you have them backed up in case of a crash? Your computer drive will fail. It's just a matter of time. A reader just wrote me an email that he lost all the scroll saw and turning patterns he had collected over a long time as well as other personal data. He now knows why backups are vital.

You probably have photos, documents, financial data, email and other data that would be difficult or impossible to replace if lost. Running this simple to use program can make recovering this data easy if you just take the time to use it.

External hard drives are the easiest device to use for backups. They have gotten much cheaper over the years so that helps. Another option is to backup to DVD's. The nice thing about this option is that you can make copies and send them to another location in case of a fire or other disaster. It's actually best to use two different methods for the best protection.

I thought I would make a tutorial for SyncBack but I found the video above on YouTube and it seemed to be easy enough for a computer user with average skills to follow. If creating folders and other basic computer tasks are still a little out of your expertise then find someone to set it up for you and show you how start the backup.

Trust me when i say that if you take the time to set this up that one day you will be glad you did.

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Simple Bunny Mini Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

I have had a few requests lately for simple patterns that could be cut by children. We all know how fun it is when we have our children or grand children come into our shop and want to learn to cut. Most of the time their attention span is very short. With a little help this little bunny mini clock can be cut in just a few minutes. Just print out the pattern and have it handy for when the time comes.

An adult should probably drill the mini clock hole with the forstner bit. The rest of the project should be easy enough for most children. There are no interior cuts and the only challenging cuts might be the tail and feet because they are small and require tight turns. If they have trouble just let them round them off and they will still look fine.

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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
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

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