Saturday, May 31, 2014

Let's try this one again. Army Nurse Corps Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a correction of yesterdays pattern. If you downloaded the earlier pattern please delete it and save this one. Sorry for the trouble.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

wow. big typo.

okay, many of you pointed out the typo in the ANC pattern from this morning. i have no idea where my head was. ill fix it tonight. :(

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jesus with Children Scroll Saw Portrait Pattern.

The source image for this portrait patterns is from an early 1900's bible illustration. The image is now in the public domain. I don't usually do many portrait style patterns because they are very time consuming to get right. I'm just not very good at the technique. This one is 8 X 10. It's not terribly complex so you can probably cut it in just a few sessions.. I always use Baltic Birch Ply for portrait pattern. It is also the only time when I use spiral scroll saw blades. Spiral blades take a little practice but I think they are the most effective way to cut this style pattern.

The person I look up to as the best portrait style designer is Charles Dearing. Charles is a master portrait pattern designer. His technique is nearly flawless. He designs the patters the old fashion way with pen and pencil. He meticulously traces the original image always finding just the right areas to pull out the detail.

Many of his patterns are not for the faint of heart. They can be challenging but the satisfaction is worth the time spent.  Charles has a book titled "Wildlife Portraits in Wood". You can find the book on Amazon. The stock on Amazon seems to come and go. I think it was showing only nine left when I checked. For a couple more dollars you can find it at the publisher's site Fox Chapel Publishing.

You may also wish to check out Charles Facebook page.  If you are new to the portrait style of scroll saw patterns let me warn you before you visit his facebook page. Your mind will be blown. Like I said he is a master at his craft and he is very prolific. If you spend an hour looking at his work and miss dinner I can't help you.

Here is a sample of a Charles Dearing design. Take a look at the size of this portrait compared to the end of the scroll saw on the right. It's huge!


Don't quote me on this but I think Charles still does commission work through his Facebook page. You can contact him if you are interested. The easiest way to see his work on his Facebook page is to click the photos link at the top.
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If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garden Animals Scroll Saw Patterns.

It's that time of year when we are all out in the yard getting our landscaping and gardens in shape. My wife wanted a raised flower garden for Mother's day. I'm a little late but I got it done this weekend. She has an injury that makes it difficult to work down low so this will give her a chance to work comfortably. It's 24 inches tall but I put a raised bottom in to reduce the amount of dirt I would have to buy. It ended up only needing 25 cubic feet of soil. I got it filled up yesterday so now it just need flowers. I think she likes it. Building this made me think about designing a garden project. Today's project is very simple. You can cut these in minutes. Add a little paint and they are ready to plant.


These Garden Animal patterns can decorate your potted flowers or plant them right in your garden. 
If you want them larger for outdoor use you can use the RapidResizer utility on the blog. There are eleven different animal patterns to choose from. I used 1/4" thick Baltic Birch ply and added a good coat of paint to protect the wood.