Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drug Free Scroll Saw Pattern.

The response to yesterdays AA pattern was pretty incredible. It was not the most downloaded pattern of mine for a single day but it was close. That's wonderful. Wonderful? Yes it's wonderful because it means many of those people who downloaded the pattern are either now sober or know someone who is. They are celebrating life as a sober person.

My email inbox exploded this morning with people thanking me for the pattern. 26 years, 15 years, 3 months sober. These folks were successfully living sober. I doubt many of them were successful on their first attempt. I sure most of them will tell you it was not easy. Obviously they kept trying. They are still working to be sober. They always will have to work at it. My hope is that if alcohol is causing a problem for you keep trying. It might not be easy but you are worth the effort.  

Another unexpected series of email came from people who are now living drug free. They ask me not to forget to include their celebration. There is a less well known group named Narcotics Anonymous. At least it was less well known to me. They also have a logo that members look to for inspiration. The logo is trademarked by their group. Because of this I cannot use the logo as part of a pattern. It's important for corporations and groups to protect their property. I know many of you asked me to make this pattern and I wanted to explain why the pattern does not include the NA logo. I hope you will find this pattern useful in your celebration of life.  

Thank all of you for the email. I am sorry that so many emails are going unanswered right now. I am doing my best to read them all. I'll answer as many as I can.     
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Random Request.

I am looking for a good condition used Tektronics oscilloscope. I prefer the Tektronics brand but would consider another brand if the price was right. Something like a Tektronics 2215a would be great. I want one that is ready to run with cables. Manual would be nice but I can pick one up online if it's not available.

I am setting my electronics bench back up and I want decent test equipment but on a budget. If you have anything you would be interested in parting with drop me an email. Sorry for the off topic post but thanks for looking.

Alcolohics Circle and Triangle Symbol of Recovery Scroll Saw Pattern.


Alcoholism is a problem that devastates millions of lives every year. I have personally been touched by this disease in a close family member. It changed my life in ways I almost don't understand myself. I found myself helpless to help someone I loved. I think most of you who have had someone close who is an alcoholic will understand just how helpless you feel. Most of us are just not equipped with the skills to tackle something this complex.
 
In my case I took part in several Al-anon group meetings. They were incredibly enlightening and allowed me to understand what my role in my family members recovery really was. Up until that point I thought if I just tried a little harder I could talk them out of drinking. Trust me that don't work. If you have a family member who has an alcohol problem or if you are fighting the disease then please take advantage of the help that is available.  

Alcoholic Anonymous can offer help. This pattern is to celebrate your months/years of recovery. The AA Circle and Triangle is no longer used by AA as an official logo. It is my understand that they placed it in the public domain and told members they could continue to use it as a symbol of their recovery if they desired. I researched it's use and it appears to be okay. If you know otherwise please let me know and I will remove the pattern. If you make this project I suggest you do your own research if you plan to use it in a commercial environment.

The pattern book has a pattern for months and years. The Year pattern does not have the number but I included a template of numbers so you can customize it for your needs.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

2013 Custom Christmas Ornament Box.

This pattern book is for those of you who have ordered my 2013 custom Christmas ornaments. The display box patterns are free with your custom ornament order. If you have not ordered your custom ornaments then jump to the bottom of this post for details.

If you have someone special that you would like to present a custom Christmas ornament to then this box pattern will make the gift even more special. 
The boxes are designed to fit each of the three different custom ornaments offered this year. 
If you have a baby having their first Christmas this will be something you need to cut. I have included a pattern to change the words on the top of the box to Baby's First Christmas. Every mother will cherish this gift.
I want to thank all of you how have placed an order. I hope you are enjoying cutting the ornaments. I have kept the price small enough that you can take orders and make these for your customers. I will be taking orders well into December but don't wait too late to get your order in.  Here is the offer for the Custom Christmas ornaments used with the boxes above. You have three styles to choose from. Each customized with the name of your choice. These patterns are very inexpensive. I want everyone to have an opportunity to make these for their family and friends. They are just $1 per ornament pattern with a 5 pattern minimum.
Order your 2013 Custom Name Christmas Ornament Patterns. Delivered directly to your email. You only pay after you receive the patterns. Pay securely with your credit card through Paypal. You DO NOT need a Paypal account to use your credit card. Alternatively pay through the mail with cash or check.Order early so you have time to cut them before the holiday season.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jewish Hanukkah Ornaments Scroll Saw Patterns.

This pattern book has six Jewish Hanukkah ornaments. Every year I am ask to be more inclusive of people of other faiths. My education of the the Jewish faith is sadly limited. Some would say my education of the Christian faith is not what it should be either. I am always intimidated to do patterns of things I don't know much about. I take a kind heated beating in my email box when I make a mistake. Politics, Sports and religion can get a man in trouble if his ignorance speaks too loudly.

I am going to try to expand the topics and types of patterns I make. I'll try to do my homework and not look too silly. Undoubtedly my face will have egg on it from time to time. Please understand my mistakes will be made with respect and not intolerance. Feel comfortably free to point out my errors by sending me an email. Also send me suggestions of patterns you would like to see. I am more likely to use a suggestion if the pattern has a broad appeal. Doing a pattern for "Waldo's House of Exotic Beer" might be fun but it won't get many downloads.   
 
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Paper Dial Christmas Clock. Printable Paper Dial Included.

This Christmas clock requires a quartz clock movement that has a shaft for 1/2" thick wood. The paper dial is included with the pattern book. Print it out on matte photo paper and use permanent spray adhesive to attache it to the clock face. Make sure you choose the appropriate size hands for the clock face. 1 and 7/8 inch hands should work. Remember that quartz movement hands can be trimmed to get just the size you need. You can usually trim off up to 1/4 inch.
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Mini Nativity Makes a great Christmas Gift.

This is another pattern from a couple years ago. This mini Nativity was hugely popular when I posted it back in 2011. In stands just a little over three inches tall. All the figures fit in the box for storage. It is a wonderful desk nativity set for the office.   

I wanted to post this one again because I have so many new readers. If you are new to my blog make sure you check out the free online catalog. There are hundreds of free patterns there ro keep you busy.


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