As always the video is best viewed full screen and in HD
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As always the video is best viewed full screen and in HD
Posted by Steve Good at 11:32:00 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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.
Visit www.toymakingplans.com to sign up for this free offer.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:47:00 AM
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 4:46:00 AM
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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.
CH298 Birdhouse wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH299 Holly wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH300 Holly & candle cane wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH301 Star wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH302 Bauble wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH303 Snowflake wreath #1 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH304 Sheep wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH305 Candle wreath 9.8" diameter $5.00
CH306 Snowflake wreath #2 9.8" diameter $5.00
Posted by Steve Good at 5:23:00 AM
Friday, October 26, 2012
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.comPlease 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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call as at 1-888-962-4714 or 1-913-962-4714.
John and Cynthia Lewman
Posted by Steve Good at 12:44:00 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Posted by Steve Good at 2:51:00 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:22:00 AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:03:00 AM
Monday, October 22, 2012
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:41:00 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Posted by Steve Good at 2:36:00 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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
Posted by Steve Good at 1:15:00 AM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 10:52:00 PM
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:20:00 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Posted by Steve Good at 1:13:00 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I decided I would use the inspiration from our trip to design a country music clock. The specs for the clock insert and a link to buy one is included in the pattern.
Posted by Steve Good at 7:36:00 PM
Many of you are reporting that you still get the error message that the site is suspended when you go to the online catalog. You are seeing a cached page in your browser. The site has been back up for a couple days. Simply refresh the page when you see the message and it will display correctly.
Posted by Steve Good at 3:18:00 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I want to thank all of you who submitted orders. I have a few hundred to make so some will take a few days to get finished. I'll try to keep you posted on my progress.
The Ornament Patterns are $5 for 5 name minimum. Each additional name is $1 per name. You can order the ornaments with or without the date, pictured above. You will only pay when you receive the pattern and are satisfied. I will send a link with the pattern to make payment through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to pay with a credit card. The online payment is processed through a secure network. You can also send payment by US mail. Cash, check or money order accepted.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:11:00 AM
Monday, October 8, 2012
When i woke up this morning i was excited to get on my way to Nashville TN. Patty and I were going to spend a couple of relaxing days at the Opry Land hotel and take in the Grand Ole Opry show tomorrow night. At least the plan was to leave early. It's about a four drive for us. I decided to check my email one time before we hit the road. As soon as i opened Gmail I knew there was trouble. two or three hundred emails since last night. It didn't take long to figure out that the server was down. Site Suspended!!
I've been down this road before and it's usually a bumpy road. To make a very long story short I called support and we got the server back up. Able to breath again I jumped in the truck and headed south to Nashville. The picture below is the view out out hotel 5th floor balcony.
Everything should be restored at this point except the order form for the Custom Christmas name ornaments. I still have all the order that were placed but you can order new ones at this point. I'll post more later.
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Posted by Steve Good at 5:01:00 PM
Posted by Steve Good at 1:10:00 AM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
David from Bigfoot Products ask if I would post this special offer. For a limited time when you purchase the Press.N.Grip he will include the Piano Player Plans for free. I reviewed the Press.N.Grip last week. It is a compound cut clamp. Jump over to Bigfoot Products for details.
Posted by Steve Good at 10:27:00 AM
It's time to start ordering your personalized ornament patterns.This year the pattern will be a bell with holly leaves. The name will be arched across the center of the bell. You will have the choice of having the pattern with the date or without.
I was able to cut the ornament in 20 minutes at a comfortable pace. Of course the more letters in the name the longer it will take to cut. I will email you the finished patterns in .pdf format. Please allow up to two weeks for me to complete the patterns. The ornament is approximately 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall.
Names longer than nine letters will have very small interior holes and may be difficult to cut.
The minimum order will be $5 for 5 names. Each additional name will be $1.
You will not pay for the pattern until you receive the order. You can pay by check, cash or Paypal.
I will provide the payment details with the order.
The order form will have room for up to 20 names. If you need more simply fill out more than one form.
Posted by Steve Good at 3:49:00 AM
Friday, October 5, 2012
The changes I am having to think about are to the Email Newsletter. Everyday when I write a blog post, Google wraps that post up into an email and sends it out to the 15,000 subscribers to my blog. While this takes place they also insert an ad into the email. These email newsletter ads produce a significant amount of the money I use to keep the blog running. I receive the money to run the blog from three different places. Google Ads, donations and the few things I sell on the blog. This has worked out well enough to pay for the upkeep of the blog and make me enough extra cash to keep me motivated.
Here is why I may have to make changes the the Email Newsletter. Google will discontinue placing ads in the email feed on December 3. They will continue to place ads on the Blog. If my readers only receive the Newsletter and never visit the blog all the revenue is gone. Without that ad revenue it will make it much tougher to keep the blog as active as it is now.
These are the changes I am thinking about at this point. They may change.
I can try to find other ad placement services to insert into the email Newsletter. That is the most likely.
I can make the newsletter only show the picture of the free pattern and have a link to the blog where you can visit and download the free pattern. This would drive traffic to the blog where the ads are.
I can do away with the Email Newsletter and hope that everyone enjoys the free patterns enough that they will visit the blog everyday and download the patterns from the daily content section. Remember the newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. This option is the last on my list because I know so many people prefer the Newsletter over visiting the blog. It's just easier for you.
I'm letting you all know about these possible changes so when you see them you won't be surprised. There is one thing that will not change. The daily patterns will always be free. I may have to ask that you do a little more than just open your email to access them but they will continue to be free.
I want you all to know how much I appreciate the support you give to my blog. I will do everything in my power to keep the changes as minimal as possible.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:30:00 AM
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