Monday, October 31, 2011

Four Christmas Tree Ornaments Scroll Saw Patterns.


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Free Resizing of the Scrollsaw Workshop Patterns from RapidResizer Online.

I often receive questions about how to re-size my patterns. One option I have talked about before is a program called RapidResizer by Patrick Roberts. Well I have great news for the readers of the Scrollsaw Workshop. Patrick has created a new online version of his outstanding program. Even better news is that he is allowing readers of the Scrollsaw Workshop to use the service free for re-sizing the patterns from my collection.

To do this you will currently need the interface program I have written that can be downloaded from the download button below. The program does not require installation. Just extract the file and place it on your desktop or other folder. Complete instruction are in the video below.

Important notes:
This interface program will only work for patterns you have downloaded from my blog or email newsletter. If you wish to re-size other patterns simply go to the RapidResizer online site and upload the pattern from there.

You cannot currently use the online interface to select a page number from my pattern books to re-size. You need this interface program to do that. Patrick is working on that option for the online interface but it is not available yet.

You really need to watch the video tutorial below to get a good understanding of how this interface program works. Please watch it before emailing questions.

Late Correction to this post. In the video I state that this interface program will not be needed after Patrick adds page selection to his site. That is incorrect. If you wish to re-size my patterns for free you will always need to use this interface program. Patrick has already added the page selection feature and it will be useful for your other patterns. Sorry for the error.


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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals. World Series Champions.

It was a fun series to watch this year. Game six was a classic of errors and excitement. Game seven was a typical game seven. The home team won as would be expected. I had a hard time not pulling for the Rangers. After snatching defeat from victory in game six I knew it would be a tough game seven for them. It's just hard to come back from a game with so much drama and win the next night.

I put together a quick pattern for you Cardinals fan. Hope you like it. Congrats.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

11 Inspirational Key Fobs Scroll Saw Patterns.

Key fobs are always popular as hand made gifts. They are relatively quick and easy to make on your scroll saw and the take very little wood. Because they use so little wood you can use exotic expensive woods for that added touch. In the key fobs pictured I used 1/2" thick bloodwood and some nice figured maple. These were just scraps I had left over form a box project.

I buy my beaded chain and split rings from Michael's craft store. The trick is to look in the leather crafting section of the store. My experience is that the staff will not know where the chain and rings are so ask for the leather supplies. Michael's sells the Tandy brand which also has a website you can order from. Click the picture in this post for a link to the Tandy page for each product.




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Thursday, October 27, 2011