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

Simple Halloween Decoration.


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Happy Halloween Video from the Scrollsaw Workshop.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Joy to the World Carolers.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mark Your Calendars.

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I want everyone to mark your calendars for the North Eastern Ohio Scrollers Picnin 2012. The event will be held Friday - Sunday May 4, 5 and 6. The location is the Richfield Ohio Days Inn and Conference Center. There will be vendors, demonstrations, seminars and a chance to meet new friends in the hobby.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Be Creative.

My wife, daughter, her boyfriend and I made a trip to the Belterra Casino and Resort the last two days. My daughters birthday is coming up and it was something she has wanted to do at least once. I have to admit that I'm way too much of a tightwad to be a gambler. The weather was beautiful and we did have a nice trip even though we lost a few bucks.

After we checked out we decided to travel about 40 minutes down the road to Madison IN. Madison's downtown area sits along the Ohio river and is designated as an historic landmark. It's a beautiful little town with several small shops. Like everywhere these days a few of the building were empty. The last time I was in Madison there was a small store selling scroll saw items. I could not find it this time. I guess they moved out. That was disappointing because I did not get to go in the shop last time because they were closed.

I'll be on vacation the rest of the week and I plan to get the shop cleaned up and ready for cold weather. I think I'm safe to cover up and seal the air conditioner now.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

8 inch Christmas Plate.

Here is another design for the plate pattern from yesterdays post.

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8 inch Plate Scroll Saw Pattern.


Stack cut the exterior of the plate to get a perfect fit. Separate the frame from the back and cut the interior of the frame. Glue the bird and frame to the back to finish the plate.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Grim Reaper Candle Stand.


Changing Email Address for the Email Newsletter.
Many of you receive the Scrollsaw Workshop via the email newsletter. If you need to change your email address all you have to do is visit the blog and sign up again with your new address. The old email will be deleted automatically after a few failed attempts at delivery. Remember that the email is just a copy of the daily content posted on the blog. If you delete the email you can still get the content on the blog. I can't resend the newsletter.

Patterns won't download or say they are corrupted.
If you have problems downloading a pattern from the email newsletter or the blog here is a tip. My patterns are all in .pdf format. They require Adobe acrobat reader to open. Sometimes Acrobat gets a little flaky. When you try to download a pattern it will say the file is corrupted. When this happens "Right Click" the download button and select "Save Link As". Save the file to your desktop or any other folder on your computer. Try to open the file you just saved. If it opens then the problem is with your Acrobat Reader hook between your browser or email client. you may need to uninstall and reinstall Acrobat Reader to make the files open correctly.

Blog content.
If you only receive the Scrollsaw Workshop from the email newsletter remember to visit the blog occasionally. There are several things available on the blog not received in the newsletter.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011