Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Few. The Proud. The Marines Scroll Saw Pattern.

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8" X 10" Marines Plaque. 

I have received email asking about what changes have taken place since The Wooden Teddy Bear Inc purchased Mike Workshop Flying Dutchman Blades. Here is there response to my querry.


Steve,

Thank you for contacting us.  Mike has built a great business and our goal is to keep the same integrity that he has had over the years.  We will be keeping Mike’s Workshop web site along with all the same items, pricing, and shipping.  Everything should remain the same except for the phone number, fax, and mailing address.  So here is the updated information:


            Phone – (503)760-1614
            Fax – (503)761-2674
            Email – contact@mikesworkshop.com
                        mike@mikesworkshop.com
            mailing address:
                        PO Box 33917
                        Portland, OR 97292-3917
This means you can continue to order your Flying Dutchman Blades just the way you always have from Mikes Workshop. The web page will remain the same. You can use the secure online order form or call the number above to place your order.
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The following video is not about scrolling but is just beautiful to watch.  Leo Singleton is a wood turner who uses a hand made pole lathe to turn beautiful bowls. 


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Easter Cross Scroll Saw Pattern.

Just a quick answer to a question I get many times a year. I place no restrictions on the projects made from my patterns. You are free to make as many projects from my patterns as you wish including mass production for commercial use.

The only restriction I have are on my patterns. The patterns have to remain free if you pass them along. Please keep the cover page attached if you do pass the patterns along to others.

For those of you who do not have a printer the pattens can be taken to a print shop. There is a note to the print shop employees on the bottom of the cover page. It let's them know you are free to make as many prints as you need. They will often tell you they cannot reprint copyrighted material. This note will let them know it is okay.
 
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Smart Phone Pistol Grip for Camera Use. Video Demo and Scroll Saw Pattern.

I use my iPhone 6 plus to take pictures of the projects on my blog. I also use it as a video camera for personal use. This smart phone pistol grip really works well to hold the camera. Watch the video for all the details.

Here is the link to the $8 tripod mount I used in this project. Any Smart Phone tripod should work. In the next project I think I'll build a DIY tripod mount to attach to this grip.

The couple pieces of hardware can be purchased at Home Depot or any good Big Box hardware store. You will need a wing screw that is 1/4", 20TPI, 3/4" long. Also a 5/16" neoprene washer to hold the wing screw in the grip.  
 
Sheila Landry has another wonderful free pattern available for a limited time. Make sure you click the link below and grab this pattern. While you are there check out all the incredible deals she has available. It's almost Easter and Sheila has plenty of patterns for the occasion. Here is the link to the Free pattern page on her site. Free Pattern Page Link.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The PhoneFoot.

Introducing the PhoneFoot from Deal-O-Matic. Do you own a smart phone? Yes you do. Does your smart phone stand up by it's self? No it does not. Do you have $19.95? Of course you do. But wait!!! The PhoneFoot will not cost you $19.95! It won't even cost you $9.95. If you act right now the PhoneFoot can be yours for zippo, nada. But wait there's more.... For the same low price you can have the premium ball chain included with your order. That's a $29.95 value yours free for picking up that phone right now and dialing 1-800-DAPHONE...

Operators are standing by. Don't miss out. Prices will double when word gets out about this once in a lifetime opportunity.  
   

The PhoneFoot is 3 inches by 1 inch. You have larger pieces of wood in you shop trash basket.

The PhoneFoot will hold your smart phone up-right so you can watch a video at your desk. Sit it beside your bed with an alarm clock app. It will hold smaller phones in portrait mode and landscape. Larger phones like my iPhone 6-plus only works well in landscape mode. If you cut two you can place them on each side and hold an iPad also.

I added the ball chain so I can carry it on my key chain but  you can leave it off if that's better for you.

I cut mine from 1/4" Thick Baltic Birch Ply. Any nice hard wood would also add a little pizazz.

   
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Self Assembling Table Saw by Frank Howarth.

This video produced by Frank is fascinating to watch. Frank has a great YouTube channel. He is a woodworker with a lot of patience. I can't imagine how much time he put into this video. As a matter of fact he also has a video showing how he produced this video. Do yourself a favor and spend a few minutes to watch this video.

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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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tablet Stand for Writers Scroll Saw Pattern.

If you write for long periods of time on your iPad or other tablet you know it's not that comfortable. This stand is designed to sit on a desk and give the tablet a better angle to type on the onscreen keyboard.

I spend a lot of time answering email. I find this stand makes it much easier for me to use my iPad to type. There are two cross members in the pattern. If you want a wider base for a laptop use the longer cross member. 

 
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kitchen, Garden or Workshop Scoop on the Scroll Saw.

Every once in a while it's nice to build something just for the functionality of it. This scoop is cut in three pieces. Complete instructions are included in the pattern. You can use the scoop at your plant potting station or in the kitchen. There are no interior cuts so if you have a pin end blade scroll saw this pattern will work great for you.

I used a router to round over the handle and bottom of the scoop. If you don't have a router you can still complete the project but it will require a lot more sanding. The curve on the front of the scoop was made with a belt sander. If you don't have a power belt sander then wrap sandpaper around a block of wood and taper the front of the scoop.

 
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I Love My Music Teacher Scroll Saw Pattern.

 
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Dogs Tail Never Lies Scroll Saw Pattern.

I just have one thing to say tonight. "Go Wildcats!!!"

 
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Pilots are Plane People Scroll Saw Pattern

This one is for the pilots out there.

I found this video on youtube today. Dan shows a neat modification of one of my recent patterns. I like it so much I wanted to share it with you all.  Click the link and watch it on the YouTube page so you can leave Dan a comment. Nice Job Dan.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ship in a Bottle II Scroll Saw Pattern.

I published a ship in a bottle pattern a couple years ago but this one is a little more detailed. The bottle is over ten inches long. There are several very small interior cuts in this pattern. I made sure a 1/16" drill bit can be used for all the starter holes. It's a little tight but will work.

   Are you looking to upgrade your entry level scroll saw? The DeWalt DW788 is one of the most popular saws sold. I own two of them myself and have received excellent service from them. The DeWalt has all the features you want. Up front controls, nice large table, easy blade change, adjustable speed and more.

I noticed that the current price on Amazon is $455.00. I do recommend that you purchase the DW7880 stand for the saw. It will run you another $71 from Amazon. If you are an Amazon Prime member these products are eligible for free shipping. Both are sold by and shipped from Amazon.

For full disclosure I am an Amazon Affiliate and the links below are my affiliate links. This gives me a small commission for the sale and does not change your price at all. If you are interested in these products I appreciate you using the links to buy the machine. I will keep these links in the daily posts to a minimum but I thought this was a good enough deal to pass on.

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