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.
No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced. Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.
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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

Scotty McCreery Concert.

Patty and I had the pleasure of attending the Scotty McCreery concert tonight. After the concert we met with Scotty and his family at the meet and greet. Scotty put on one hell of  a concert.

We have been American Idol fans for years. I think I'm the only guy I know who actually admits to being a fan of the show. I just like to be entertained. Carrie Underwood and Scotty are our two favorite Idol winners.

The concert was at the Horseshoe Casino in Indiana. As you can tell from the picture we had good seats. We were dead center first row about two feet from the stage.  Scotty played for a solid hour and a half. He sang several songs from his latest album. He played a couple songs slated for his next album. One of my favorite parts of the show was when he covered several legends hits including Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash and Elvis.

For such a young artist he is very mature on stage. He had the audience standing and very much into the show.

Hope I didn't bore you all too much with the non scroll saw post but I'm sitting in the Casino hotel trying not to go lose any more money in the slots. They only got me for about $70 and I don't want to give them any more:)
  

Fast way to repair broken fretwork.


 You know the feeling. You just spent hours cutting your scroll saw project and it breaks. Either you drop it or it just breaks at a weak spot. It happens to everyone sooner or later. Don't worry it can almost always be repaired.

The first attempt most scrollers make is to use yellow wood glue to repair the break. It works but has limitations. Yellow wood glue has a long set time. Most of the time when fretwork breaks it's difficult to clamp the pieces while the glue sets. You have to hold it in place for several minutes and hope the bond is good enough. Many times with a little handling it will break again.

A better method is to use CA glue(Super Glue). I highly recommend purchasing a CA glue that is designed specifically for wood. I like the Titebond Instand Bond wood adhesive and activator. It set in seconds and the bond is better than yellow wood glue. In most cases after you sand the broken area the break will be next to invisible.

Check out the video above to see how well this product works.

 

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prayer Sign.

Prayer sign.
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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.
No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced. Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pattern from David Thorne. Thanks David.

This pattern was sent to me from David Thorne. He used my CorelDraw tutorials to get started learning how to make patterns. Designing your own pattern can add a lot of fun to the hobby. I know not everyone is interested in designing but if you are I encourage you to jump in and give it a try.   Thanks for sharing your work David.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Service Before Self Plaque.


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Friday, May 10, 2013

Welcome Horseshoe Scroll Saw Pattern.


There are two different backer boards for this Welcome Horseshoe Pattern. You can make the choice depending on how you plan to display the project.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bob Hope Scroll Saw Portrait Pattern.

Bob Hope scroll saw portrait pattern.

 
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome Sign Scroll Saw Pattern.

Welcome Sign.
Just a reminder that I have my patterns DVD for sale.

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.Just click the image below to go to the order page.

 

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Segmentation Bird Scroll Saw Pattern.

I am often asked the difference between Intarsia and Segmentation.  In general a segmented pattern is cut from one board. The pieces are then usually lightly shaped by sanding the edges and reassembled to make a picture.

Intarsia is usually made from different species of woods. The pieces are cut to fit together like a puzzle. The pieces are often shaped to give an almost 3d effect. Different species with contrasting colors and grains give the assembled picture greater depth than most segmented pictures.

This pattern is segmentation. Because of the minimal shaping it is much faster to make than most Intarsia pictures.

You can frame this pattern like I did or use it to decorate a box lid.  

The pattern book has the instructions you need to complete the project.


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cowboy Welcome Scroll Saw Pattern.


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Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!


Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco

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Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

http://www.stevedgood.com/catalog/

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click her for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

CATALOG DVD $20+ Shipping

ORDER THE DVD $20+ SHIPPING

 

Do you want all the patterns available from the Scrollsaw Workshop? This DVD has every pattern published from 2007 thru 2016. This DVD has 1969 patterns. The DVD is $20 plus shipping to many countries in the world. Check the order page for details.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced.

Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00

May not print correctly from a mobile device. Use a desktop or laptop computer for printing. Instructions included for printing
Create one of a kind jig saw puzzles. Imagine how thrilled they will be when you create a hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle of their photograph. Wedding and anniversary photos, birthday or special occasion.
Watch this video demonstration to see of the templates being used to create a wedding puzzle.
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You will be directed to the download page after your purchase for instant download.

This pattern book contains the following size patterns

5x5 25 piece

4x6 24 piece

5x7 35 piece

8x10 80 piece

4x6 96 piece

5x7 140 piece

8x10 320 piece

Important: On the successful payment page click the Return to Merchant button to be directed to the download page. This pattern book contains only the puzzle patterns. No pictures are included. The book is in Adobe pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to view. This is a download only. If you wish to pay by check please include an email address and I will send the file to you. I can not mail a disk or print of the book.

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
http://www.stevedgood.com/swpd/swpdorderpage.html
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

Charles Dearing Portrait Pattern DVD's

If you want to make your own portrait pattern designs this may be what you are looking for. Charles Dearing has a unique approach to designing portrait style patterns. He does not use complicated computer software. He uses good old pen, paper and tracing. Charles teaches everything you need to know to take your picture and turn it in to a beautiful wooden treasure. Click this link now and see the DVD's he has to offer.

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Papa's Custom Patterns.

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Sheila Landry Designs

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist
Make sure you visit my good friend Sue. She is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers in the world today. .

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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