Monday, December 30, 2013

It's a mouse! Where's the cat?

This little guy is about three inches tall. He is easy to make and for a mouse he's kinda cute. Grab some scraps out of the wood bin and give him a try. Every good mouse deserves a cat to pester. I will post the pattern for the cat later this week.
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Head Phone Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.


High end audiophile over the ear headphones are hot right now. Music listeners are becoming aware of the better audio quality and noise canceling ability of these devices. If you watch pro sports you see all the super stars wearing them. Of course this means all the kids are starting to switch away from the ear buds that have been so popular.  

If you are going to spend $100, $200 or even $300 on a set of headphones you might as well have a nice home for them. This project will be easy to make, attractive and functional. The project is made from easily available 3/4" thick wood. I also used two axle pegs to keep the wire organized. I covered the bottom with felt to prevent furniture scratches. I also routed an edge detail around the base. 

If you sell at craft shows or online this might be a good addition to your inventory.


Don't forget to check out the Scrollsaw Workshop/Cafepress store. I have men's and women's t-shirts, sweat shirts, bags and more. These items are sold and shipped from Cafepress.com. They have been around for years and have provided good reliable service you can trust. Cafepress Store Link.
http://www.cafepress.com/scrollsawworkshop
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Scroll Saw Horse Head Sculpture.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Filigree Hummingbird Scroll Saw Pattern.

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I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. Every year after Christmas I get new visitors to my blog. Santa puts a new scroll saw under the tree and people start looking online for patterns. If this is your first visit I want to welcome you. I hope you will find that you have come to the right spot to find patterns, tutorials and friends.  

Make sure you check out the Community forum. There are hundreds of scrollers there who will welcome you and make you feel welcome. You will find the link to the forum in the left column of the blog.

The left column is also the place to find the free online pattern catalog. There are hundreds of free patterns there in categories. I think you will find something that you will enjoy cutting.

There are videos in the Scroll Saw School, also linked in the left column that will teach you some of the basics.

As you scroll down the blog you will find free programs to allow you to create your own patterns such as name plates and key fobs for key chains.

One of the more popular items on the blog are the Jigsaw Puzzle templates. For just $7 you can download the templates and turn your photographs into family heirloom jigsaw puzzles. Watch the video and it will show you how easy it is with my templates.

If you are new, welcome to a wonderful new hobby. It is one of the most creative forms of woodworking you can do. The materials are relatively inexpensive and the learning curve is short. Find a pattern, grab some wood and jump in with both feet. Make sure you subscribe to the blog so you won't miss any of the future patterns. Welcome, enjoy and make some saw dust.  


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas. Jesus Portrait Scroll Saw Pattern. Extra Large 12" X 16".


It's Christmas! I want to thank all of you who have made another year here at the Scrollsaw Workshop so much fun for me. I wish all of you a wonderful day with your family and friends.


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This pattern is large. You will likely need to glue up a plank for the fret work. An 11" X 15" blank will be large enough. The backer board is 12" X 16". I would use 1/4" Thick Baltic Birch for the backer board.


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Monday, December 23, 2013

Scary Dog Scroll Saw Pattern.

Christmas is just three days away. I went to the mall last night. I can't remember that last time I was in a mall this close to Christmas. I don't usually do well in crowds so I tend to avoid them. I was surprised to see people calmly shopping and enjoying the experience. I had it in my mind that everyone would be rushing around grabbing deals away from each other. I guess I watch too much TV news. I think I almost enjoyed being there. Don't tell my wife I said that.

Holidays can be stressful but I hope all of us can take a breath and be thankful for the things in our lives that are most important to us. Take the time to tell the people closest to you how much you love and appreciate who they are. Smile and say hi to a stranger. Help out those in your community who are in need.  The greatest gift you can give someone this Christmas is kindness. The smallest acts of kindness can mean so much especially this time of year.

I will take a couple days off from blogging to enjoy my family and friends this Christmas. I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy your family and friends and remember reason for the season.

I hope all of you have enjoyed another year of my Scrollsaw Workshop Blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. I'm having a blast sharing my patterns with you and receiving all your emails. I will try to make 2014 even bigger and better.




 
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Special offer from Artist/Pattern Designer, Sue Mey.

Sue asked me if I would pass along her special offers. For those of you who are new to my site let me give you a little background about Sue Mey. She is an artist/pattern designer who lives in South Africa. Her web site is one of the most popular on the web for scroll sawyers. The reason is simple. Her patterns are wonderful. Sue is in my opinion one of the top three designers in the world. She is not only prolific she is creative. That's a tough combination and she make it look easy. Do yourself a favor and pick up several of her patterns while the price is right.

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Christmas is almost here! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and merry Festive Season and to thank you for supporting my website throughout 2013. As a token of my appreciation I am presenting a special discount offer of 20% on all patterns (Special Offers excluded). The offer is only valid for a few days so don’t miss out. Use the voucher code CHRISTMAS13 (case sensitive) during checkout – offer ends Sunday, December 22.

I hope you enjoy this time of the year and that you will find the time in between family, food and festivities to relax and be ready for any challenges the New Year may bring.