Saturday, November 29, 2014

What do you think?

After posting yesterday's ornament pattern I had a thought. These triple layered Christmas ornaments might make a nice addition to my Custom Name Christmas Ornament patterns I sell. Here is a sample of one I did tonight with a name. These take a little longer to cut so I would continue to offer the regular ornaments next year as well.

Let me know what you think and if you guys like these I'll put up an order page for them this weekend. The price would be the same. $1 per name with a 5 name minimum order. I know it's late in the season but if all goes well I will add these to next season.




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Friday, November 28, 2014

Layered Nativity Christmas Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern.

This four inch layered Nativity Christmas ornament is cut from 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood.  Small spacers keep the layers separated to give it a three dimensional look.

Let me give you some advice about cutting thin material like 1/8" Baltic Birch ply. You may think that because its thin it's easy to cut. Actually that's not always true. It's very easy to loose control of the blade when cutting with little or no resistance. There are a couple of things you can do to make the cut easier. First turn down the speed of your saw. That will gain you a little extra time to make your turns.

By far the best way to handle thin wood is to stack cut more than one at a time.  In this project you can easily stack three or four layers and give you back that resistance against the blade.
 
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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.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Masterful hand with a spiral blade. Charles Dearing.


This video is by Charles Dearing. Charles is a master portrait designer and friend for a long time. In this video he actually takes on a pattern that is available from http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/ .
The reason I want you to take the time to watch this video is simple. Charles is a master with the spiral blade. Learning to use the spiral blade on the scroll saw takes some practice. Because of his many years of cutting portraits he has mastered this blade to a very high degree.  Watch and learn from the best. 
 
 
 
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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving.

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your families and friends. Stay safe if you are traveling. Take time to slow down and remember what you are thankful for. Enjoy the day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mary and Jesus Star Scroll Saw Pattern.

scroll saw pattern
This pattern is 10.5 inches tall. I would suggest using two different contrasting woods for the front and back so the image stand out.

  


If you own the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw you may want to take a look at this product. The Lifter is an accessory that keeps the upper arm in the up position while installing blades. If you have been using a block of wood to keep the arm up then do yourself a favor and check out The Lifter at Papa's Workshop. I own this product and can tell you it is easy to install and works great.
 
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A unique ornament scroll saw pattern.

I had a request for a pattern the other day that I thought was a super idea. Luckily not everyone will need this pattern but for those who do I hope you enjoy it. The pattern is an ornament with the ASL(American Sign Language), shorthand sign for "I Love You". Of course it can be used as a Christmas Ornament but I left it pretty basic so it can be used any time as a gift.

For you laser cutters out there this might be a nice piece of jewelry if it were reduced in size. It might be a challenge on the scroll saw but with care I think you could reduce it and make it jewelry also. Download Button below.

Sheila Landry Designs has another free download and a wonderful set of plaques you must see.

http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/free-pattern
Sheila's free pattern this month are these wonderful Christmas Sled Ornaments. These will not remain free forever so grab them while you can. Just click the picture above to go to the download page.

  
http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLDKLSSET1
You just have to check out these beautiful plaques. They are bible passages and Christmas word art. They are between 18 and 21 inches tall. These are a must cut. They would make wonderful Christmas gifts. Sheila has a special running right now on these items. Select 3 and pay just $20. That's a savings of almost $4. You can also buy them individually for $7.95. Click the image above to check out this special.

You can also visit http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/ and see first hand just how wonderful all of Sheila's patterns are. You could easily do your complete Christmas buying list from patterns on her site.  
   
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Wooden soap dish scroll saw pattern, Contest Winner and a product first look.


This wooden soap dish scroll saw pattern is easy to make and I think it looks nice. I wish I would have used a nice dark hardwood for the sides. The slats are maple and the sides are red oak. Download Button Below the rest of today's content. 

Monthly Contest Winners:
The 1st place winner of the $35 shopping spree at www.scrollsawartist.com sponsored by Sue Mey is
Gene Connor
The 2nd place winner of the $25 Amazon gift certificate is
Kathryn Jolivette
Both winners will receive an email letting them know how to receive their winnings. Thanks again for entering the contest. I also want to thank Sue for once again sponsoring the 1st place winner. Make sure you visit and support Sue at  www.scrollsawartist.com.



First Look at Bigfoot Products Super Sander.
The Bigfoot Products Super Sander is a laser cut sanding disk.  What makes this sanding disk unique is that it has notches cut in the disk to allow you to see through the disk. This gives better control of your sanding. I have seen these disks before but never had an opportunity to try one out until now.

David over at Bigfoot products was kind enough to send me one to test. The Standard Kit comes with two double sided disks. One side has a course grit and the other a medium grit. The kit includes everything you need to make the disk ready to in stall in your drill press or hand drill. The Standard Kit sell for $24.95. Extra disks are available for replacement. David uses high quality sand paper so they should last a good while. You can use a rubber sandpaper cleaner to extend the life also. My only wish for this product is that David would make another larger disk. I could use a bit more room but that's not a show stopper because this one still works well.

This will probably not be a tool you will use every day in you scroll saw workshop but I think for the low price it does have it's uses. You can get more detail at http://www.bigfootproducts.ca/

I have uploaded a video showing the disk in action. Take a look and see if this is something you can use in your shop.
 
  
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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hash-tag madness.

Hash-Tag scroll saw word art
   
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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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Scroll Saw Pattern.


Next week we will celebrate a day giving thanks. I know a lot of people here in the U.S. would be thankful if the weather would give us a break. When you see some of the pictures in the news it's crazy. Six feet of snow! Hopefully the weather will break and everyone will be able to safely travel for the holiday.

I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my wife and daughter. I'm thankful that my brother and his family will be coming to thanksgiving dinner with us at my daughter's house. I'm thankful that my daughter cooks a mean Thanksgiving dinner! I'm also thankful that I can share my passion of scrolling with all of you. My list of thanks could go on and on but let me just end by saying thanks to all of you for giving me another year of writing this blog. I'm having a blast.


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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Girl Power Scroll Saw Pattern

This Girl Power sign will look great in any young girls room. It's cut from 3/4" thick wood. Don't forget that you can use the Rapid Resizer option on my blog to make this sign bigger. The Rapid Resizer utility in in the left column of the blog. The Rapid Resizer is free to use for patterns that you have downloaded from my catalog. There is a video tutorial link below the utility on the blog. If you have never used it before please watch the video to understand it's use.

 
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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Three Layer Chimney Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This clock is ten inches tall. It is made up of three layers. The front 3/4" thick layer has the fretwork. The center 1/4" thick layer is for accent and the back 3/4" thick layer gives the clock mass.

The clock requires a 2 3/4" diameter clock insert with a hole size of 2 3/8". It is best to use a 2 3/8" diameter forstner bit for the hole but it can be carefully cut with the scroll saw.

The clock has a gentle taper toward the top. The top is curved. If you have some very nicely figured wood you could even do away with the flower fretwork. That would make a more masculine clock.

After the three pieces are cut you need to carefully align and clue up the clock. It does not have to be perfect because you will sand the sides, bottom and top for a smooth finish.

Image Problem Update:
It looks like Google has fixed the image not showing up in the email newsletter. At least I hope they have. This is the first post since I saw the change they made. If you are seeing this in the email newsletter and you do not see the image of the clock then just visit the blog and look at the daily post section. Fingers crossed. 

We are doing well keeping up with the custom Christmas ornaments this year. If you would like to place an order just look for the order button below.  I will be working on a free display box for the ornaments soon. That will give you a nice wooden box to deliver the ornament to that special person. I'll try to get it designed this week.

Don't forget to enter the monthly giveaway. Sue Mey over at www.scrollsawartist.com is again sponsoring the giveaway and she has some beautiful patterns so make sure to check out her site. Details went out last week. If you missed it visit the blog and look for the contest post in the daily post section. You may have to navigate back a page to find it.
 
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It's time to order your Custom Christmas Name Ornaments.
These will become instant family heirlooms.
The patterns are $1 per name with a 5 ornament minimum.
You will only pay once you receive the patterns and are satisfied.
You will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or send payment through regular mail.
You can mix from the two styles in the picture above.
Names over about 10 letters can be very difficult to cut.

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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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tiki Statue Scroll Saw Pattern.


The last couple of email newsletters had a problem. The image of the pattern did not show up and in some cases it would close the email client.  This seems to be caused by a change in the way Google embedded the image in the email.  The email newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post and it is automated so I don't have as much control as I would like.

I made a change to the image for today's pattern. I won't know if this work around will work until the email newsletter goes out. There should be an image of the Tiki Statue above this text in the email. If you don't see it then you can always open the pattern and look at the pdf. Also always remember that all the posts are always available on the blog in the daily content section. If you ever miss the email or want to see an older post just visit the blog. 

The boring part and an ask for help:
I believe that the problem with the images is the change Google recently made. In the past when you embedded an image in an email it would be retrieved from what ever server it was stored on. This worked fine but had a couple disadvantages. It could be slow to retrieve the image and it allowed marketers to gather some tracking info on the user.

Google decided to fix this issue by taking the images in the email and caching them on their own server. Sounds like a monumental task but Google is Google and they apparently can afford the storage. Those images are then used in place of the original. The images that are then embedded in the email are also encrypted and sent via https instead of http.

When I embed an image in a post I upload it to Google via blogger and use that image in the post. That's the way I have always done it but now for some reason the above problem has started. Because they are on Google's server I can change the image link to http. That's what I have done for today's post and will see if that works when to post goes out. It works fine on the blog.

Below this text on the left is a small red rectangle. That image is embedded with the https intact. It's there as a reference to see what happens.

If any of you are expert web developers or bloggers I would appreciate input on this problem. I may be completely off base with what I think is the problem but I know other Google bloggers are also having the same problem so I think I'm at least looking in the right direction. Any ideas?  
  
 
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Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

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.

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






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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

http://seyco.com/
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.

The Lifter

Papa's Custom Patterns.

www.papasworkshop.net

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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