Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Plant a tree scroll saw pattern.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scrollsaw Workshop Blog Changes and Notes.

Just a quick note to point out a feature on the blog that often gets overlooked. At the top of the page just under the title header is a search bar. This search can be very useful. My blog is several years old with hundreds of blog posts. It takes hours to go through every post one at a time. You can use the search to find things you may remember from months ago but need to see again.

For example I did a post on using polymer clay for inlay in scroll saw projects. A quick search for "polymer clay" will take you back to May 16, 2010. There you will find details and a video on the technique.

In the past using this search bar was complicated by the fact that when you clicked on the results links it would take you to the top of the blog. From there you had to scroll down several screens to find the post.

I have made changes to the layout of the blog. The daily content is now closer to the top of the page. I moved all the other items below the daily content. The free software, Catalog DVD and other items are now below the daily content. I hope this will make the blog easier to read.

I don't want to see the other content get lost below the fold so I plan to incorporate these items in with the blog posts from time to time. Some of you long time readers may get tired of seeing these in the posts but they are important for me. The blog is funded from just a few sources. Donations(the main source of income for the blog), Pattern catalog DVD, Jigsaw puzzle pattern book and ads.

While these certainly don't make me rich they do allow me to fund the blog and keep me motivated to make it useful and enjoyable.

Hope you like the changes. Comments welcome.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Missing Square Puzzle with Video.




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This DVD contains all the patterns from the Scrollsaw Workshop blog from May 12, 2007 to December 2, 2012. There are 1113 pattern books many with multiple patterns. These are the patterns that are available in the free online catalog. This DVD is for those who wish to have all the patterns and don't wish to try and download hundreds of patterns. Use the DVD for club meetings, sharing with friends and customers, Archiving etc.
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Scroll Saw Cottage Birdhouse.

This pattern makes a pretty simple little cottage birdhouse. Most of the construction is 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood. The bottom is screwed to cleats in the bottom of the house so it can be easily removed for cleaning.

It should be painted or coated with a durable finish for outdoor use. I used eyelet screws to attach chain for hanging the house. Use the method that works best for your location to mount or hang the birdhouse.




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Thursday, May 23, 2013

DW788 Tear Down Video.

Karl over at www.scrollsawvideo.com released a video that I wanted to give all the DeWalt DW788 owners a heads up on. At the monthly Gwinnett Woodworkers Ass. meeting they had guest speaker Bob Brokaw. Bob is an engineer who services the machine. He does a tear down and shows how it works as well as problem areas.

Even if you don't plan to service your own saw it's still an interesting watch. I'm a service engineer myself so maybe I just like this kind of stuff.

I didn't have time tonight to get Karl's permission to embed the video so I'm just going to link to it on his Youtube channel. Click the link below to watch the video.




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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Toy Wooden Tractor



This toy tractor is not suitable for toddlers or younger. I might be making a few farm accessories to attach to the tractor later. Make sure you look over the pictures in the pattern well before you start the build.

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Bald Man's Comb

This comb is about 8 inches long. It can be given to your favorite folically challenged man. I am not responsible if you get punched in the nose. 



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Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Woodworking and Crafts Scroll Saw Buyers Guide.

I receive a lot of emails asking my opinion about which scroll saw is best. The answer is that it depends on what your needs are. Luckily Bob, over at Scroll Woodworking and Crafts magazine has done all the research you need to answer the question. His 2013 edition of this article is available at this link. 2013 Scroll Saw Buyers Guide.

Bob lists the three Editors Choice picks for different price ranges. His picks for under $200 and $200 to $600 are solid picks. The over $600 selection gets really tough but his choice of the Excalibur EX21 won't get too much argument from me. If you are just getting started in the hobby this is an invaluable aid for making you first purchase. If you are looking to upgrade it lets you compare you choices in one convenient location. Check it out.

You might also want to consider a subscription to the magazine. The magazine is first class and put together by people who care about the hobby.  Nice people also.


Friday, May 17, 2013