Sunday, December 30, 2012

U.S. Marines Plaque.

U.S. Marines Plaque
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U.S. Navy plaque

U.S. Navy plaque
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

U.S. Army plaque.

U.S. Army Plaque.
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Friday, December 28, 2012

U.S. Air Force plaque.

U.S. Air Force plaque.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Very creative scrolled lamp shade by Dick Osterhout.

This cute little lamp was sent to me from Dick Osterhout. He made the lamp from my bowl pattern shown below. It sure makes a better lamp shade than a bowl. The bowl pattern is linked below if you want to give it a try.

Dick used a low wattage nightlight bulb. He says the light shining through the shade makes a nice pattern. Looks like he turned the lamp post on a lathe but it would not be too hard to come up with an alternative if you don't have a lathe. Notice how he kept the design going in the base.

Thanks Dick. This is a very cool idea.



The Catalog DVD's are still going out on schedule. I have been tracking the orders and it looks like it's taking 7 to 10 days for most of the orders to be delivered.

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Scroll Saw Picture Frame.

This wedding picture frame holds a 4 X 6 photograph in the portrait orientation. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. My family and I enjoyed a nice Christmas dinner made by my daughter. She is an exceptional cook. We exchanged gifts on Christmas eve then traveled back to Indiana Christmas day to be with my in-laws.

We were able to go pick up our new puppy from the breeder a couple days ago and she has been a bundle of joy for my wife and I. Holy is eight weeks old and full of mischief. She is a multipoo, mostly white with black patches over her eyes. I would guess she will have us completely trained in a few more days.

2012 is almost behind us and it's been another fun year here on the blog. I made 270 posts for the year. That's a few short of 2011 but still not bad. So far this year there have been 1,257,914 page loads of the blog. That's up from 2011 when I had 1,240,871 page loads. We are approaching 5 million page loads since the blog opened.

There are 13,978 subscribers to the newsletter. I would like to see that number grow a lot in 2013. If you have friends who might be interested in the hobby send them our way.

We have over 3000 members in the online community forum. Of course many of those are not very active but the ones who are keep things interesting. We average 117 posts per day to the forum.The person who currently hold the top spot for being in the forum has 62 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. If you have not registered, give it a try. There are a lot of nice people who share the same hobby. Russ is the moderator and keeps things family friendly.

I have lost track of the number of patterns that have been downloaded but it in the millions. This month set a record with 176,028 patterns downloaded. One pattern had over 34,000 downloads this month. I think that's a record also but like I said I have kind of lost track.

I want to thank all of you who visit the blog and make it fun for this old man to enjoy his hobby. I have a passion for the hobby and the people in it. My goals for the blog remain the same as they were on day one. I want to bring as many people into the hobby as I can. I want to give those people a place to visit and feel a part of the community. I want to build the largest scroll saw pattern catalog in the world. 

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Monday, December 24, 2012

I want to wish everyone around the world a very Merry Christmas. I hope all your holiday wishes come true.


Here is a special treat from Russ Claridy. Russ was feeling especially creative today and whipped up this little scrollers Christmas Carol. It is sang to the tune of Up on the Housetop. Click the play button on the embedded player and sing along. You may not see the player if you are reading this in the email newsletter. If that's the case either wing it or visit the blog for today's post. Thanks Russ I think it's wonderful.

I'm out to my workshop, off I go
Making gifts, feel like Santa ho, ho

Pattern in hand, I just need some glue
I wish you could see what I am making for you

Ho, ho, ho, no one knows
Ho, ho, ho, no one knows

Out to my workshop, hiding is the trick
It's so much fun helping ole Saint Nick

Chosing the wood, is hard you see
Must be cut from a special tree

For the gift, it must have that special look
So you can enjoy all the time it took

Ho, ho, ho no one knows
Ho, ho, ho no one knows

Out to my workshop, hiding is the trick
It's so much fun helping ole Saint Nick

Now to the scrollsaw saw, saw, saw
Must sand and finish not one little flaw

Can't wait to see your eyes all a glow
The smile on your face when you finally know

Ho, ho, ho no one knows
Ho, ho, ho no one knows

Soooo out to my workshop, hiding is the trick
It's so much fun helping ole Saint Nick

This mantel clock requires a 2 3/4" Clock insert with a 2 3/8" mounting hole.
 

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook. Deadline.

I know everyone was shocked by the tragic events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut last week. Here is a way to tell the students, teachers, employees and administrators of Sandy Hook Elementary school how much we care. I'm sure many of you know that the students will be returning to class in a new school. The Connecticut PTSA met with the PTA of Sandy Hook, town officials and have been asked to spearhead the following effort.

They want the students to return to a winter wonderland. They are asking volunteers to make snowflakes. You can make your own design or use the one I designed. They can be cut from any material. This is a natural project for the scrolling community to get involved in.  It comes from a source you can trust. It would be nice if they could receive enough wooden snowflakes that they could give one to each student.

If you would like to see the other efforts of the PTSA here is the link to their website.

The snowflakes have to be delivered by January 12th, 2013.
Send your snowflake to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12 Suite 103
Hamden, CT  06514

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Last minute stocking Stuffers.

I received this note from Cynthia over at ToyMakingPlans.com. These would make cool little stocking stuffers and she share a tip to two tone the cars.You can find the pattern on her website.

TOYMAKER’S QUICK AND EASY HOME KITCHEN WOOD-TINTING FORMULA STERILIZES THE WOOD AND IT’S NON-TOXIC!
Obtain any color tint desired on any wood without staining! It’s all done in your kitchen oven.
Step1: Cut out the automobile into two pieces per the pattern from common white wood.
Step 2: Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.
Step 2: Place the parts to be tinted on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. The dark tone requires one hour in the oven. The medium tone requires 1/2 hour in the oven. For darker tones increase the oven time. For lighter tones decrease the oven time.
Step 3: Remove tinted parts from oven and let cool until warm to the touch.
Step 4: Apply Cynthia’s Paste Wax Finish. The easy-to-make homemade formula is on our website at toymakingplans.com

Cynthia Lewman
ToymakingPlans.com
website: http://www.toymakingplans.com






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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yes!


Yes. I believe, I can, I will! The phrase on this motivational desk trophy just might give you the confidence to take the next step. We all need a little confidence booster from time to time. Making something difficult happen is sometime just having the confidence to take the first step.

Orders for the Catalog DVD are being shipped out in pretty good time. It's taking the distributor between 24 and 48 hours from receiving the order to shipping. I would say 80 percent are already shipped. They estimate that USPS first class mail will get it there withing 5 to 7 days. Of course those shipping outside the U.S. are going Air Mail and might take a bit longer.

If you still wish to place an order here is the order page. PLACE AN ORDER  

On a different note I want to pass along some information. I get a lot of email asking me to resend one of the email newsletters. I don't have that option. I don't send out the newsletter. It is handled by Feedburner. Anytime you misplace or lose one of the newsletters all you have to do is visit the blog. The newsletter is just a copy of the daily post. Everything you ever have received in the newsletter is still available there. All the patterns are in the online catalog. All the videos are there as well as every post since May of 2007.  There is a search bar at the top of the blog to search for keywords. The catalog, video channel and more are linked in the left hand column. I often won't be able to answer those emails so I wanted you to know it's all there. If you have trouble finding it then email me and I can usually help. Another great resource is the Community forum. There are many people there who are very familiar with the blog and can often help. Thanks.


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Jesus is the one, scroll saw pattern.

JESUS IS THE ONE

I had a great response to the Catalog DVD I offered yesterday. I am monitoring my distributor and they look like they are getting all the orders processed efficiently. If you are interested in ordering your DVD here is the order page link. Thanks so much for all of you who support me and the Scrollsaw Workshop blog.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern Catalog DVD


The Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern Catalog DVD is ready for purchase. This DVD is a collection of all my patterns posted between May 12th 2007 to December 2nd 2012. That is a total of 1113 pattern books many with multiple patterns per book. The cost of the DVD is $20 plus shipping.

 Let me explain again what this DVD is. This is an archive of all my patterns. All the patterns on this DVD are already available in my free online catalog. There is no new content on the DVD. This DVD has been requested by many of my readers so they could have an easy way of collecting all the patterns. The DVD can be used by clubs to keep in their library. It can be given to scrollers who do not have an internet connection. It is an archive in the unlikely case that my blog is no more. You can take it to craft shows to show perspective buyers patterns they can request.

The DVD is available to be shipped to many countries around the world. Just click the order link and select your destination to see shipping charges. They are very reasonable to most places in the world.

The following videos will show how to use the DVD. The first video show it being used on a Windows PC. The second video show how to use it on a MAC. If you can its a good idea to view the video before you purchase the DVD. It will give you a good Idea of how to use the DVD.

I use Kunaki disk duplicating service to manufacture the DVDs. They almost always ship within 24 hours of the order being made. They do not ship on weekends.

The DVDs are not returnable. Defective DVDs will be replaced. NO refunds are available for the DVD. 






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Friday, December 14, 2012

Mary and Jesus heart ornament. 



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Let Santa wish you guests a very Merry Christmas. This Project is about eight inches tall and seven inches wide.
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