Monday, June 30, 2014

Gary Parks introduces Dee and Walt.

Okay a couple days ago I got an email from a Gary Parks. When I opened it I actually laughed out loud. Gary had sent me a concept for a pattern. They are a couple named Dee & Walt. Their only purpose in life is to hold up the DeWalt Dw788 upper arm so you can easily change blades. If you own a DeWalt you know the problem. 

Now this might not be a replacement for The Lifter from Papa's Workshop but it sure is cute. If you are still using a block of wood to hold the arm up grab it and cut this couple. They will do the job for you. Notice the grain direction. This gives them plenty of strength from my short test. No warranty or guarantee but hey their cheap to make. If you break one just cut another. It was nice of Gary to include one for a female and male scroller.

Admit it, you laughed when to saw the very cool project.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's almost our birthday America.

Be safe on the 4th of July. You need both hands to run a scroll saw. Leave the fireworks to the pros. 
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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Digital Book. (Almost Ready to Ship)

I have been working on a project that I'm really excited about. Sometime in the next few days I will be releasing a new digital book. The book will contain eight unique wooden vase patterns. These are simple to make and they look great. People who see them will wonder how you made them. The book will contain the patterns and all the instructions you need to complete all eight of these beautiful wooden vases. I really believe these are going to make incredible gifts. They are easy enough to complete that you should also be able to make a few dollars selling them in your arts and crafts shows. They range in size from 7 inches up to 10 inches.

I have to finish up the photography and get the instructions completed and it will be ready. I hope to get that done tomorrow or Monday. I try to keep most patterns that I design free but in this case I will be asking a small fee for the book. The money from the book will help me offset the costs of maintaining the blog. Don't worry the daily patterns will always be free here at the Scrollsaw Workshop.
 
The price of the digital download will be $12. The book will be available for instant download after payment. Payment will be handled through secure Paypal transactions. You do not need a paypal account to order the book. You will be able to use your credit card for the transaction. I will also be accepting cash and checks through the mail if that is more convenient. I will email the link to the book when I receive payment.

Like I said at the start I'm excited about this project. I think these are something different that you don't see coming from the scroll saw. Thanks for listening to my blatant ad. I'll get back to more free patterns tomorrow. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fretwork Vase.

This fretwork vase is 7.5 inches tall. After I cut this sample I did go back and make one change. I think I would like it better if the back of the vase did not have fretwork. I don't like how the back cuts show through. I think it is distracting. I'll leave it up to you to make it the way you like.   

I used 1/4" Thick walnut. There are instructions in the pattern on how to assemble. The one thing I want you to watch for are the sides. The angle causes the bottom not to be flat. You could cut the sides to the angle on your table saw. I find it easier to just let the sides over hang while gluing and flatten them at the end on my disk sander. The instruction show this process and an alternative.


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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.