Friday, November 30, 2012

Introducing Holly.

Meet Holly, the newest member of the Good household. She was born 11/1/12. We won't be able to pick her up for a few more weeks but she will make our Christmas a special time this year.  She is a cute little Multipoo.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Woodworking.com Scrol Saw Project Article.

Wooworking.com has a very nice article showing the technique for making this beautiful rectangular bowl with your scroll saw. I have covered this technique before but this is a good introduction. Here is the link to the article. Check it out. These would make great Christmas presents.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mother's Kitchen Scroll Saw Pattern.

This sign for mother's kitchen is 8.5 inches long and 5.5 inches tall. 


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marquetry by Bob Brokaw(GWA)

Maquetry headboard by Bob Brokaw


The Gwinnett Woodworkers club records videos of their meeting and share them on Youtube. They are usually quite long and the camera work suffers a little but there is so much info that it's worth overlooking the flaws. This video is about marquetry. This is the definition. Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures (from Wikipedia). When you have some extra time take a look at this video. It might lead you into another area of working with your scroll saw.

Thanks goes out to the Gwinnett Woodworkers club for making these videos available for all to learn from.


GWA President Bob Brokaw discusses the processes he has developed to produce fine marquetry using the scroll saw. He first defines the technique, then demonstrates a method of cutting parts to be assembled onto a subtrate panel. He also reviews the creation and tracing of patterns using software and provides techniques for shading to produce a 3D effect. Full Video (1:22:08) Filmed and uploaded in HD.


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Silhouette Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This silhouette clock is 7.5 inches long and 4 inches tall. It uses a 2 3/4 inch clock insert. The clock insert is available from Woodcraft. The link to the insert in in the pattern.


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Friday, November 23, 2012

Yesterday was a day to be thankful. Cut this pattern to remind yourself to be thankful everyday.


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Just wanted to wish everyone in the U.S. a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mary and Jesus 7 inch plate scroll saw pattern.

In the U.S. we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday of this week. I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels.  I'll be spending the day with our family in Indiana. I hope to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving lunch then sit back and watch a little football.
 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Everyone loves humming birds. This is just a simple picture plaque. Use nice contrasting woods to make the cutting stand out from the backer board.

One thing about my blog that is disappointing for me and exciting at the same time is email. I occasionally receive an email from a reader who is pretty upset because I didn't answer their earlier email. I know I disappoint some people because they get overlooked. The reason is simple. One person can not possibly read and respond to all the email I receive. It's in the hundreds a week. The good side of this is that it means the blog is popular. The bad side is I really want to help everyone who has questions.

For the most part I do read or at least scan every email. The hard part is responding. To respond in any meaningful way takes several minutes at least. I could easily spend two or more hours a day on email. Unfortunately I only have a couple hours a day total to design the daily patterns and maintain the blog. If you have followed the blog for long you know I have trouble with my writing skills. That makes writing email painfully slow for me.

I like receiving lots of email because it keeps me informed on what is working well and what needs improvement. Please keep the email coming just understand you may not get a response. I wish that were not the case but just keeping it honest.      
 
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grapes and Wine Scroll Saw Pattern

This pattern has two different backer boards for you to choose from. The top picture is a little more complex. The picture below shows the pattern on a simple rectangle backer board. Either one you choose it should look nice hanging in your kitchen.



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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sheila Landy Star Christmas Ornament.

Here is another wonderful design from Sheila Landry Designs. As always Sheila gives you detailed instructions to complete this beautiful Star Ornament. Download this free pattern then jump over to her website and you will find many more that you will want to but. Thanks Sheila.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Flower Plate Scroll Saw Pattern.

This plate has an optional bevel cut. You can make the center plate extrude or recess by setting your scroll saw table to about a 5 degree angle to cut the inner ring. Practice with different angles on scrap wood so you can decide how much offset you get. Remember the larger the angle the less the center will move. 0 degrees and the piece will fall out. Personally I prefer that the center be inset but either way if fine for this pattern. 


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Do you feel lucky punk?

Harry Callahan was a hero of mine. When we kids we would go to triple headers at the movie theater and be there all day watching Clint Eastwood play Dirty Harry. When Harry pulled out the 44 magnum bad things were going to happen.

My favorite line from all the Dirty Harry movies goes like this:

Callahan:
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

 Those were the good old days before everyone told us watching random senseless violence would make us grow up to be cold blooded psycho killers. Somehow we knew they were just movies.