Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fishermen and other liars welcome sign.


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Mothers Day Ornament.

She who must be obeyed, Mom. I think most moms will like this ornament.

A note for some of you who are having problems downloading the patterns. If you get a message that says the file is corrupt give this a try. Use the right mouse button to click the download icon and select "Save As". Save the file to your computer someplace where you can find it. The desktop is an easy place to start. Then open the pattern from your desktop instead of trying to open it from your browser. Sometimes the hook between the browser and Acrobat gets wanky and causes this message when the file is actually fine. Saving it to your computer and not trying to open it in your browser seems to take care of the problem. If you want to actually fix the problem you can uninstall Acrobat Reader and reinstall it. That will usually take care of it. I have seen this happen several times and the file has never actually been corrupt.

Silas Kopf Marquetry tutorial video.

It's not often that you can watch one of the finest artists in the world work. Silas Kopf is a master woodworker specializing in Marquetry decoration. If Marquetry is new to you or if you just love watching a master work check out this video. After the video jump over to his web page and check out his body of work. Truly amazing. http://www.silaskopf.com/index.html


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another adorable free pattern from Toymaker Press.

They just keep coming up with wonderful free patterns for me to share with you guys. This adorable pattern comes to us from Toymaker Press . These simple designs are great for that quick project when time is tight. John and Cynthia have a knack for taking simple and making it purrrrrfect. Sorry about that. This momma cat and her kitties makes a nice Mother's day nick-nack.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

First impressions of the Excalibur EX-21 Scroll Saw.

I have had a couple days with my new Excalibur saw so I thought I would put together a video showing my first impressions. I don't intend this to be a review of the saw because I simply have not had enough time using the saw to have that kind of knowledge yet.

If you are considering a purchase of the Excalibur saw this might give you a few more facts to help with your decision.

One area that I do have a definite opinion on is where I purchased my saw. I bought it from Ray over a Seyco. I already knew the reputations Ray has in the business and that reputation is well founded in my opinion. I have a Woodcraft in my town and love their store. I could have picked up the saw there but I wanted to buy from Ray so I waited for it to be shipped. Ray's service is first rate and if you are considering a purchase of any of his products I'm convinced you can feel confident you will get first rate service. www.seyco.com If you have any questions contact Ray and he will be happy to assist you. Tell him Steve Good sent you and he will charge you 10% more for associating with such rift raft. Oh wait, maybe that's a bad idea. Just pretend you don't know me just to be safe. Now let's watch the videos.

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Part 2

Part 3



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Who is your favorite driver?

I needed some time working on my new Excalibur scroll saw tonight. The Scroll Bench has a video using my Key chain pattern maker program to create 3d patterns. I like what he has done so I decided to put several patterns together of your favorite Nascar drivers. These key chains are esay to make and all your Nascar fan friends will want one. The pattern book contains several of the top drivers.

I used the Excalibur to cut the samples and I have to say I'm impressed so far. I wanted to get a little more experience with the saw before I gave my first impressions in a video. I still plan to put together a video this weekend showing the features and my opinion of the saw.

If you are not familiar with how to cut these 3D key chains just watch the video below and you will have all the info you need to get started.



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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cool viral video for a new Japanese cell phone. If you like wood contraptions check this out.






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Give Thanks from Toymaker Press.

This is another free pattern from Toymaker Press. I was hoping to get this up in time for Good Friday but as usual I'm behind. Thanks again to John and Cynthia for their generosity with these wonderful patterns.

I am still working on the follow up video of the Excalibur EX-21 scroll saw. If I don't get called out to work tonight and tomorrow I should be able to get it finished.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Excalibur EX-21 unboxing and assembly video.

I received my Excalibur EX-21 scroll saw today. I purchased it from Ray over at Seyco. Seyco sells the Excalibur line of saws. They have the 16 inch, 21 inch and 30 inch model. I decided on the 21 inch model. I have used the saw before but have always been happy with my DeWalt DW788 so I have put off this purchase until now.

In the video that follows I show the un-boxing and assembly of the stand and saw. I'll give a few tips and make some general comments. Tomorrow I plan to do the second video showing the features of the saw.

I want to thank Ray for making the purchasing process painless and easy. The saw was back-ordered for a few days but Ray kept me informed and the saw arrived in the expected time frame.

If you like what you see in this video and the follow-up video tomorrow night please contact Ray and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. You can also visit the Seyco web site at this link. www.seyco.com






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