Sunday, November 9, 2014

Contest Time.

Sue Mey is again sponsoring the contest this month. She is offering a $35 shopping spree on her site. I will also add a $25 Amazon gift certificate for one lucky winner.

The rules this month are simple. 
1. send an email to
2. In the subject fiend type "Contest".
3. In the body type your first and last name.
4. At sunset each day you have to chant "Sue Mey is a wonderful artist" (This is optional but the karma will give you a 0 to 20% better chance of winning.) Results may vary.
5. You can enter once a day.
6. The random drawing will be held Friday November 21, 2014.
7. The first and second place winners will be emailed about how to receive their prize.

After you enter the contest take a while to visit Sue's site  Once again she is offering some beautiful and special patterns. Her Christmas trees have been a huge hit just as I predicted. If you did not have time to buy this pattern yet jump at the opportunity right now. When you cut this pattern you will be making a piece of art that will be handed down in your family for generations to come. Just imagine your Great, Great, Great Grandchild finding this Christmas Tree and reading your name on the back and the date 2014. The feeling of connection through the generations will be special.

From Sue Mey:
Note: The items shown are linked to the website - Click on either the Description or the Image for it to open there
Below are the most popular patterns shown during October - they were added to Holidays>Christmas. Many subscribers liked the Large Nativity tree shown before and asked for another pattern featuring a Santa, sleigh etc. Use 1/8" (3mm) birch ply or similar and make the inside cuts. Attach the overlay piece to thicker wood of a darker color with pieces of double-sided tape, then cut the perimeter line through both layers. Detach and sand the pieces by hand before gluing the overlay on top of the backer. The image on the right shows the reverse, with the design cut from dark wood. The most difficult part of cutting a project like this one is managing the size of the work piece around the saw blade. Most people will utilize spiral blades to make cutting easier.
NW956 Large Christmas scenes tree 18" x 11.1" $8.95
My Nativity wreaths depict the birth of Jesus and the first one is more elaborate than the second. Cut the wreaths directly in hardwood, or use 1/8" (3mm) birch ply for the design, attached to a thicker wood backer. For a lighted version: Drill some holes in the backer in strategic positions and fit a string of 10 fairy lights to the back, to allow the lights to shine through some of the fret cuts. 
NW965 Nativity wreath 11" x 10.7" $7.95
This set of relief-cut trees was added to the section Holidays>Christmas>Trees. Five of the trees consist of four pieces each, while the other three each have three work pieces. Wood thickness for each layer is 1 1/2" (38mm). I used Jelutong (similar to Basswood), which not only makes cutting this thickness a breeze, but is also easy to sand by hand. Each section is cut at a particular tilt angle in order to achieve the desired effect. A base pattern is also included and is made from 1/2" to 5/8" (12mm to 16mm) wood. A piece of 1/4" (6mm) diameter dowel is used to join the tree to the base. Detailed instructions are included.
NW955 3D Trees - Set of 8 different designs plus optional base pattern - trees are 3.4" diameter $9.95
Have you seen - in Lighted projects:
NW017 Nativity votive candle or tea light stands 5.5" tall on base Set of 6 $5.95
NW986 Baby's first Nativity plaque & ornament 11" x 7.1" and 6" x 3.8" Letters & numbers in different sizes are included to personalize the projects $5.95
The Christmas welcome plaque will look great on the front door. Cut directly in thicker hardwood, or use 1/8" (3mm) birch ply, backed with thicker wood, painted in red, green and black. Use the letters provided to add your own last name, or make them on order for others. Found in the Christmas Word Art section
NW988 Welcome to Christmas 12.7" x 10.2" Letters and numbers are included to personalize the project $5.50

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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
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. 

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.
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
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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.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

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.
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