Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ronald Walters cuts plexiglass gears in this video tutorial.

Ronald Walters shows his technique for cutting plexiglass gears on the scroll saw. His techniques and suggestions can be applied to cutting any pattern from plexiglass. This is one area of scrolling where choosing the correct blade is critical. Thanks for a great tutorial Ronald.

As always the video is best viewed full screen and in HD

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toymakingplans Free Pattern.

John and Cynthia wanted to say thanks for all the support they received after the issues they had with their site. Below is and email they wanted me to pass on to my readers.

John and I can't thank you enough for your wonderful support these past few days! We received lots of wonderful emails from customers expressing their support. The good news is we've successfully moved our domain name from toymakerpress.com to our new website www.toymakingplans.com and everything is working great.

John and I wanted to show our deep appreciation for you and your subscribers by offering a new free scroll saw plan set on our website. We originally were going to launch this plan set as a purchased plan set but we felt that by giving it away for free we could best express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the scroll saw and woodworking community, and to you Steve. THANK YOU!
The free PDF plan set is 12 Scroll Saw Christmas Wood Toy Ornaments. The plan set is available to anyone who signs up for our email list. The free PDF toy plan is for those who are new to our list and also for those who are currently subscribed - they too can sign up again! After you sign up you're automatically sent an email with a link to the free PDF toy plan.
The sign-up form is on our homepage near the top of the webpage. The free PDF plan set also includes printable box labels that can be personalized with the toymaker's signature and adhered to the box with spray adhesive. We include an online source for low cost boxes. Many of our customers like to build toys for gifts or to sell at craft shows and the box and label really professionalize the presentation. Remember all ToymakingPlans.com plan sets are royalty free. You can build as many as you like to sell or give as gifts. It is not required and not  recommended to include credit to ToymakingPlans.com on your labeling or anywhere on the toys. This policy is to allow the greatest creative freedom possible for the toymaker.

Visit www.toymakingplans.com to sign up for this free offer.



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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nick Nack Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This Nick Nack Clock requires a 2 3/4" clock insert that fits into a 2 3/8" mounting hole. I purchased my clock insert at Woodcraft.com. You should also be able to use any insert that requires a 2 3/8" mounting diameter. This clock insert at Klockit.com should work fine.

The bottom shelf is big enough for a small nick nack. One of the new electric candles looks nice. Don't use a real candle on the shelf.


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Beautiful Christmas wreath patterns from Sue Mey.

Check out this special offer of Christmas wreath patterns from Sue Mey. I always enjoy posting these specials from Sue. Her creative talent always shows in her patterns.. Make sure you read her instructions below for the special offer.

From Sue:

These Christmas wreaths can be hung on the outside of your front door if finished with outdoor varnish. Alternatively hang them in the house – in front of a window, in an archway, or on the wall. The wreaths can be cut directly in 1/2” to 1” (12mm to 25mm) hardwood. If preferred, use 1/8” to 1/4” (3mm to 6mm) MDF, hardwood or ply and attach the piece to a painted or contrasting color backing. The instructions for this procedure is included in each pattern file. The patterns are reasonably-priced at only $5.00 each and I am also offering the last two patterns below free of charge if you should purchase the first eight – this is equal to a 20% discount. To make use of the offer, only place the first eight product codes in the cart, state SPE15/11 in the comments line, and I will email you the link to download the two extra patterns at no charge.

http://www.scrollsawartist.com/

  CH297 Tree wreath 9.9" diameter $5.00
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CH298 Birdhouse wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH299 Holly wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH300 Holly & candle cane wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH301 Star wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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 CH302 Bauble wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH303 Snowflake wreath #1 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH304 Sheep wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH305 Candle wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
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CH306 Snowflake wreath #2 9.8" diameter $5.00

Friday, October 26, 2012

toymakerpress.com is now toymakingplans.com

One of my favorite web sites and two of my favorite people are needing our help. John and Cynthia design the most incredible wooden toys. I have featured their work many times here on the blog.

 I received an email from a reader today that their site was down. I knew from looking at the page that came up it was no ordinary server outage. Boy was I right. Tonight I received an email from them explaining what happened. Below is the story.

If you would please help spread the word to your woodworking clubs and fellow scrollers it would be greatly appreciated. It's hard to put into words how devastating it is to work so hard to build a brand only to have it stolen. Cynthia and John my prayers are with you and I will do what I can to help spread the word. Hang in there.

From John and Cynthia Lewman

Toymakerpress.com is now ToymakingPlans.com

Please update your bookmarks to ToymakingPlans.com

We wanted to let you know that our website was hijacked this morning. Internet pirates have taken over our domain name. You can visit www.toymakerpress.com to see their site. It is a name harvesting site so beware of clicking on any of the links. We have been working with lawyers all day to try to get the toymakerpress.com domain name back but it isn’t going to be possible without lawsuits, thousands of dollars and a trial.

The good news is that we have already uploaded our new website with the new domain name www.toymakingplans.com. Your previous orders placed on toymakerpress.com and all new orders are 100% safe because all personal and credit card information is processed completely through PayPal and is not affected in any way. We will be checking all of the links on the our new www.toymakingplans.com website for a few days so you might find that some links are not working. Please phone us if you have problems with the new site.

If you have our toymakerpress email address in your contacts you'll want to change the email address to support@toymakingplans.com, cynthialewman@toymakingplans.com, johnlewman@toymakingplans.com.

We have a lot of great new product to launch in time for the Holidays. Stay tuned! When you receive our next promotion it will be coming from ToymakingPlans.com.

If you have any questions at all please email us at support@toymakingplans.com or call as at 1-888-962-4714 or 1-913-962-4714.

John and Cynthia Lewman

www.toymakingplans.com



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Thursday, October 25, 2012


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Deadline!

I am working as quickly as possible to get the custom Christmas ornaments out. I am just slightly behind my two week deadline. I still have a few from the 11th to complete. I'll get back on schedule in the next couple of days. I plan to spend the weekend working on them. Thanks for all the orders and your patience.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nativity Scroll Saw Pattern. Repost of an older pattern.

I get requests for this older pattern every year so I'm posting it again. This Nativity scene is easy to cut and it makes a very nice gift. You can easily finish the project in an afternoon.

One nice touch is to cut the figures from different species of wood to add variety. Another idea is to add an led light to the star.
 
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Entwined dragon scroll saw pattern.

A update on the custom Christmas ornament patterns. I have finished all orders submitted October 10th and earlier. If you submitted your order before that date and have not received the patterns please check your junk mail folder.

There is still plenty of time to place your order. $1 per pattern with a 5 pattern minimum. You can have the pattern with the date or without.

Order Form

 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Santa's Reindeer Ornaments.

Santa's  reindeer Christmas ornaments.



The new online stencil printer program is now available. Many of you have ask to be able to print more than one pattern per page. The new version adds that feature. The controls are not labeled yet but they are easy to figure out. I'll be adding a link to a tutorial for the program but like I said it's easy to figure out. This online program lets you design key chain fobs and desk name plates. Because it is online it is available to Mac users unlike my desktop programs. The program outputs pdf files to save and print. Give it a try at this link. Stencil Pattern Printer. 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sihlouette Scroll Saw Pattern.

This silhouette pattern looks nice just painted black.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Vote Scroll Saw Pattern.

There are 20 days left until the 2012 Presidential election in the United States. If you vote democrat or republican these small knickknacks will show your choice. You can cut these from small scraps left over from other projects.

Here is my favorite political quote:

Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason.  ~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, translated from Portuguese
 
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

This plate was designed in two sizes. There is a six inch and an eight inch pattern. I also included an easy to make stand to hold the plate.

Personalized gifts are the best. Make these personal Christmas Ornaments for family and friends. Everyone will love the beautiful and thoughtful gift.
You will receive your ornaments in .pdf format. Please allow up to two weeks for email delivery. You will only be billed when you receive the patterns and are completely satisfied. 5 ornament minimum.
Order Form
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Presentation box for my Custom Name Christmas Ornaments.

This pattern is designed especially for those of you who have ordered my custom Christmas ornament patterns this year. It is a presentation box that will hold one of the ornaments. If you have a special person you want to make an ornament for this box will make the gift even more special. The pattern for the ornament is not included with this box.

It would be easy to modify the height of the box to hold more than one ornament.

I'm working very hard to get the orders for the ornaments out as quickly as possible. I still think I can keep my two week turn around for orders. I'm actually a bit ahead of that right now. 

If you would like to place an order for your own set of custom ornaments you can find the order form and details on the blog.


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Asylum for the Insane Scroll Saw Pattern.

 
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