Monday, May 30, 2011

Honor those who served and died while protecting our country. Remember Memorial Day. The pattern today is a toy race car.

I want to wish everyone in the US a safe and pleasant Memorial Day. This day is set aside to remember all the men and women who have died serving our country while in the military. This month alone we have lost twenty brave servicemen. My prayers go out to the families of these men and all the men and women who have died in the line of duty. There is no greater honor than serving your country. Please remember to pay your respect in whatever way you choose.







This race car is built from 4 pieces. The pattern has complete assembly instructions. The pieces are cut from 1/2" thick stock. You can cut your own wheels but I recommend and purchased 1 1/4" diameter wheels and axle pegs.

I get questions about printing my patterns occasionally. Usually the question is how to print the pattern without the cover page and pictures. When you select print from the drop down menu the print dialog will open. From the print dialog you can select to print the current displayed page or print a selection of pages. Use these features to print only the pages required.



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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Simple wooden scroll sawn hinge.

Cut the 1/4" thick blank to size and cut out the pattern. Attach the pattern to the blank.

Carefully drill a 1/8" hole in the exact center of the hinge. It needs to be centered or the hinge will not open well.

I got the hole a little to the right on this hinge. You may need to cut a few hinges to get two good ones. This one was usable but just barely.

Use a #1 blade and carefully cut on the line.

Notice the hole is drilled too far to the right in this hinge. It will still work but it would be better if it were centered better.

Round over the hinge so it opens smoothly. Use a 1/8" dowel while you are testing the opening and closing of the hinge.

Trim the dowel a little long on each end.

Apply glue to each end of the dowel to keep it secured in the hinge.

Trim the length of one half of the hinge to match the thickness of the top of your box. Notice I also sanded the dowel flush with the hinge body.

Here is the hinge mounted to the back and top of the box. The lid is closed.

If everything went well the box should open and close flush with the box.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Hanging Sign Template.

With this template you can design your own hanging sign. Just use a word processor to print the letters you wish at the appropriate size.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What the heck is it?

This project is something I have been wanting to make for some time. It's a jig that helps me do a very specific job. I do this job on almost every scroll saw project I complete.

I tend to have a bit of tendinitis in my elbow and my shoulder aches a little also. I built this project to allow me to do this job and not have to put up with my elbow hurting.

Can you guess from the picture what it is? Watch the video below to find out. Maybe you will want to build one for yourself. Then again maybe you will think this is the dumbest thing you have ever seen.



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William Day's Scrollwork Desk Cabinet.

Here is wonderful project from William Day. This writing desk is nearly 7 feet tall. Now that's one large scroll saw project. William says if you want to give this one a try to make sure your patience level is high. You won't build this one in a weekend.

He wanted a nice challenge and he found the pattern for this amazing project at Wildwood Designs. They also sell the components necessary to complete the project.

You can check out Williams Blog here. http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/



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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free Pattern from Sheila Landry Designs.

Check out this free pattern from Sheila Landry Designs. Sheila is also a fantastic painter. She shows some simple and effective painting instructions with this pattern. When you are trying to sell scroll saw crafts it's important to stand out from the crowd. Combining different media can give you an advantage. Not every scroll saw project lends itself to adding paint but this pattern is the perfect example where the paint makes the project. Don't be afraid to give painting a try.

Thanks Sheila for another wonderful free pattern.

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Sue Mey Dream Catcher Special,

Hey guys I had to work all night so I don't have a pattern to post tonight but I did promise Sue that I would pass on a special she has going on her popular Dream Catchers. I'll be back tomorrow with another pattern. In the mean time take