Sunday, May 22, 2011


Bob Calhoun is a scroller from Australia and a friend of mine. Earlier today I opened an email from him and I saw this incredible project he had just completed. I have seen Bob do so many wonderful projects that it's hard for him to surprise me anymore. This one surprised and impressed me.

Bob spent around 1000 hours on this project. Gives me a backache just thinking about it. The building is made of fiddleback cypress. The windows are blackwood. The doors are white poplar. The tower points are red gum and the framing around the bottom of each floor is white cypress.

Thanks Bob. You have once again blown me away with your skill.

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Fretwork Table Scroll Saw Pattern.

This table will make a nice flower stand or display any small items. The table stands 26 inches tall. The top is 14" X 14".

I tried to keep construction as simple as possible. Instead of using mortise and tenons to attach the legs to the top assembly I just capture the legs in place with side boards. Complete assembly instructions are included in the pattern. Make sure you read the instructions thoroughly before you begin cutting the parts. Some pattern parts are not printed full size. The full size pattern pieces are printed in sections and will need to be cut and taped together.

This project will use more tools than just your scroll saw. The legs were cut on the scroll saw. Of course the fret work was cut on the scroll saw. All other pieces were cut to size with a table saw. You will need to cut or sand 45 degree miters in the top assembly. If you don't have a table saw this project will be difficult to complete.

The legs of this table a pretty delicate. The project should not be placed in a high traffic area. I could have beefed them up with stretchers but I liked the delicate look.

The pattern is over 3 megs so if you have a slow connection be patient while it downloads.

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Sneak Peek. Small fretwork table.

I tried to get this fretwork flower stand finished this morning so you could work on it Sunday but I ran out of time. I will complete the pattern and finish the build later this morning. I will post the finished project and pattern as soon as it is ready. Check the blog later this morning to download the pattern.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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