Friday, February 28, 2014

Resizing Scroll Saw Patterns. Watch the Video for details.

For those of you who would like to resize my patterns I have put together this video. It gives you two options for accomplishing this task. It is important to watch the video or the program below won't make much sense. The video shows how it is done in Adobe Reader print dialog and how to use RapidResizer Online to freely load and resize my patterns.

RapidResizer Online is a web site written by Patrick Roberts. He kindly allows my readers to use his service for free to resize the patterns from my collection. It only works for free with my patterns. You may find it valuable enough to purchase a yearly subscription that allows you to upload and resize any pattern.

The program download below is an interface I wrote to interface with RapidResizer Online. It allows you to open one of my patterns that you have downloaded and send it to RapidResizer Online for resizing and other tasks. Again if you don't watch the video this won't make much sense.

www.stevedgood.com/resize.zip
Click the image to download the RapidResizer Online Interface Program.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Simple three tea light candle holder.

Sometimes a very simple project can be fun. This three tea light candle holder is almost Shaker inspired in design. If you left out the interior cuts it would be even more Shaker like. All you need is a board that is 2.25 inches wide and 10.5 inches long. This is one of those projects that uses so little wood you might even use some of that exotic stock you have laying around.

You will also need a forstner bit to drill out the recesses for the tea lights. My electric tea lights were 1.5 inches in diameter so that is the size bit I used. If you chose a different size candle make sure to change the bit size. Forstner bits are not cheap but they come in very handy if you can pick some up. You can buy them individually or in sets.

If you don't have a forstner bit then just use 1/2" thick wood and cut the holes with your saw. The tea light will still stand proud of the top and look fine. 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I hate being sick.

I have spent the last two days in the bed sick. It's just a bad cold but it kicked my rear. I don't get sick very often but when I do I'm a big baby. All I want to do is sleep until it goes away. I'm hoping I will be back on my feet by tomorrow. I missed work Monday and Tuesday so I can't afford to miss another day.  

The cold has put me a mile behind on answering email. I'll try but I probably won't get to all the unread ones. If I miss your question wait a few days and send it again.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Basketball Trophy Scroll Saw Pattern.

I got sick just in time for the weekend. I started feeling bad late Friday so I have been laying in front of the television all day watching basketball. I watched the Kentucky vs LSU, Louisville vs Cincinnati, Syracuse vs Duke and the Arizona vs Colorado games. There are a lot of great young players on some very good teams this year. I wish a few of these young guys would stay in college long enough to see them get even better. Can't hardly blame them for going to the NBA and cashing in. My Kentucky Wildcats are full of young guys. They start five freshmen. They are a decent team but if we could get them to return for their sophomore year I think they could be incredible. Unfortunately that's not likely to happen.  

After binging on bball all day I thought I would make another basketball trophy. This one is eight inches tall. There is a pattern for each eligible number. If you have a school that you support this might be a nice trophy for the guys to keep. The image of the basketball in the background is included in the pattern book. Glue it to the backer board then glue the backer to the trophy.

Without too much trouble you could add the school name in place of the "Let's Play" to customize the trophy.    www.stevedgood.com/basketball14.pdf Just wanted to mention The Lifter from www.papasworkshop.net . This is a great product if you own a DeWalt DW788. If you own this saw you know that there is a feature that is missing. The upper arm will not stay up when changing blades. The Lifter fixes that flaw. It's easy to install and easy to use. The Lifter is $29.95 but for the readers of the Scrollsaw Workshop you can get it for $24.95 by using the voucher code "steveg". Just enter the voucher code in the checkout page to get this deal.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Small Chef Cutting Board Scroll Saw Pattern.

Sometimes you only need a small cutting board. This one is small enough to throw in a drawer. You should use a hardwood such as hard maple, black walnut etc. Woods such as poplar and pine should be avoided. They won't last long. I would also avoid exotics as some contain oils that can cause an allergic reaction in some people.    

Mineral oil is a good food safe finish for cutting boards. While almost any modern day finish is food safe when completely cured they are frowned upon. People will be skeptical if you tell them you used something other than a natural finish.  
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scroll Saw Cross

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snowboard Scroll Saw Pattern.

It's one of the most popular televised Olympic sports this year. Watching these men and women fly down the slopes and 50 feet into the air is impressive. I just watched Alex Deibold grab a bronze medal for the US in the snowboard cross in Sochi. Snowboard cross is is a downhill race with up to six competitors on the hill at once. Not only do they race down a winding course they take on several jumps on the way. It really is quite exciting.    

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Corner Shelf Scroll Saw Pattern.


This corner shelf is about the right size for a candle or small decorative item. It's cut from 1/4 inch thick wood. The shelf is attached with tabs for strength. 
Make sure you pay attention to the correct assembly of the side pieces. They are not the same and can be put together wrong. When the shelf is installed the sides should be even. My DVD pattern catalog and the 2013 update are available for purchase now. The first DVD contains all the patterns from the first 6 years of the blog. That's over 1,100 patterns. The second DVD is the update for 2013 with another 178 patterns. The main DVD is $20 + shipping and the update is $7.50. You can order both from CLICK THIS LINK 
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cowboy Boot Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This Cowboy Boot clock requires a 2 3/4" clock insert that fits a 2 3/8" hole. Here is a link to one you can order online at Woodcraft. CLOCK LINK. 

The clock stands about nine inches tall. 
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Hawk Scroll Saw - BM Series vs ULTRA and G4 Series Video.

The Hawk scroll saw has been around for many years. A few years ago Bushton Manufacturing took over production of the line from RBI. They have continued to make improvements to an already fine professional level saw. Their current BM series of saws are even more reliable with more adjust-ability. The video below from Bushton Manufacturing shows the improvements as well as some of the nice features of the machine. They say this is the first video of more to come.

The Hawk comes in two models the BM-20 and the BM-26. Those are for the 20 inch model and the 26 inch model. the current pricing is $1200 for the 20 inch and $1400 for the 26 inch. 

If you are interested in a professional level saw this is one to consider. You can get more information on their website. HawkWoodWorkingTools



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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I Love You Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is just a quick little project you can make for your sweetheart. Valentines day is just two days away. Make sure you let that special person in your life know how much they mean to you.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Girl on Bike Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Pledge of Allengiance Scroll Saw Pattern.

This one will be a challenge bit of a challenge. The size is approximately 10.5 X 8.5 inches.

 The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of loyalty to the federal flag and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942. The official name of The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted in 1945. The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954 when the words "under God" were added.[Wikipedia]
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Flower Vase Scroll Saw Pattern.

Make your sweetheart this flower vase for Valentine's Day.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Word Hearts Scroll Saw Patterns.

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Grab some small scraps out of the scrap bin. These little word hearts will show your sweetheart how you feel. There are twelve different designs.  

If you were not able to download the last pattern because of the bad link here it is again. I corrected it on the blog but for those of you who only read the email newsletter I'll post it again now. Just click the image.

www.stevedgood.com/100hearts.pdf
I'm all caught up on the custom sweetheart clock dials. If you would like to order one here is the link. They are $5 for the custom dial delivered in PDF to your email.
 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

100 Hearts.

www.stevedgood.com/100hearts.pdf
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Demand for the Valentines Day custom clock dial patterns has been very good. Thanks to those of you who placed an order. If you would still like to order a dial there is still plenty of time. They are $5 for one custom dial delivered as a pdf to your email. Just fill out the ORDER FORM and I'll get the pattern back to you as soon as possible. Should be less than two days.
These dials can be printed on high quality matte photo paper. They are 4" X 4". You can use them with the clock I posted the other day or a clock of your own design. One customer ask that I change the "For my Sweetheart" to "For my Daughter". If you want a change like that just type it in the order form. In the name text box type example:"Kellie-For my Daughter". You can add whatever you want and I'll let you know if I can't make it work.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Life is too short for bad wine. Scroll saw pattern.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champions.

Congratulations to the world champion Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks dominated the game from the beginning. I don't think many people could have predicted that the game would be that lopsided. Seattle's defense was just outstanding. That was not shocking but the fact that Denver's offense was so bad was shocking. It was also painful to watch Denver's defense miss so many tackles. They looked like they were playing in quicksand.  

This trophy pattern will make a nice remembrance for the Seahawk fans who are having a great night. Congratulations should also go out to the Denver Broncos. They put up some incredible numbers this year.
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Valentine Sweetheart Clock with optional custom name dial.


This Valentine Sweetheart clock is easy to cut and finish. It uses a standard clock movement that you can buy at most craft stores. Walmart also sells them in most locations.  The pattern has complete instructions for making the clock.

The pattern includes the standard un-customized clock dial. Just print it out on high quality matte photo paper and glue it the the clock face. Notice that the clock in the picture has my wife's name on it. For $5 I will make a custom dial for you also with your sweethearts name.  After I complete the pattern I will send it to your email. You will only pay after you receive the dial and are completely satisfied. You will be able to pay with a credit card or you can mail payment

The dial is 4" X 4". you do not have to use it on this clock. You can order the dial and use it on a clock of your design.

I will probably only take order for a few days because we are so close the the holiday. If I get behind I will stop taking orders. If you want one order it soon. Use this link to place your order.


Below is the dial. After I made the original clock I modified the dial a little. The heart now has a high light. It needed something to make it stand out a little.

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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.
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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.

The Lifter

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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