Friday, May 29, 2015

World Map Errors.

Hi folks, just a quick note to say sorry for the quality of the map in yesterday's pattern. The translation from bitmap to vector caused it not to be very accurate. I got lots of email from my friends in New Zealand wondering where their country went. Oops.

It was not intended to be an accurate map just a statement to make a point but I did not mean for it to change that much. I will go back and correct some of the more obvious errors this weekend and re-post the pattern.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hot Bath Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bird Feeder Scroll Saw Pattern

This bird feeder is open on all four sides. It is cut from 3/4" Thick pine and painted with a good exterior paint. It is about 10 inches tall. The base is 13" X 8.5". You can decorate yours any way you like. I painted mine blue for my home team Kentucky Wildcats.

It is a pretty straight forward build so I did not include many instructions. The pieces are glued together with screws added to hold the roof on and the base is screwed from the bottom.

I used eyelet screws for a chain but this feeder could also be mounted on top of a 4" X 4" post.

The interior box holds a decent supply of seed. The seed is easy to add from any of the four sides.  


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Colorful Fish Scroll Saw Pattern

I hope everyone in the US is enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend. Please take time to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country.

Today's project is simple and colorful. All you need is some 3/4" poplar or other wood that paints well. Even MDF will work well if you take the time to seal the edges before you apply the paint. The dowels are 1/4" diameter.  

 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jeff Gordon NASCAR Legend Scroll Saw Pattern

Jeff Gordon is in his last full season as a NASCAR driver. Jeff started his Winston Cup career in 1992. Before this season he announced this would be his last season to compete for a championship. He is not officially retiring from racing so it will be interesting to see what the future holds.

Jeff is considered to be one of the best drivers of all time and is absolutely a NASCAR Legend.

I have mentioned before that my wife has been a big NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan for years. Her family has a history in racing as her uncle was a NASCAR driver back in the 50's and 60's.  She watches every race and has for as long as I can remember. She is going to miss cheering for Gordon next season.

This tribute scroll saw pattern to Jeff has a few difficult sections to cut. Some of the veining in Jeff's figure is very tight. If you use the RapidResizer utility on my blog you can enlarge the pattern which will make it easier to cut. If you cut it at the designed size you will need to use a small blade for the veining in Jeff's face. I have not test cut this pattern so use caution and plan your cuts before you begin. 
 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Remember the Fallen Heroes.

Memorial Day is this weekend. Take time to honor the memory of our heroes who lost their lives defending our Nation.
 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Concentric Ring Bowl Scroll Saw Pattern.

Back in 2008 I published my first concentric ring bowl. It actually was a vase but it was the same technique. I had seen the technique in a book by Patrick Spielman. Over the years I think I designed one other bowl with the technique. It's a very neat process involving cutting rings with the scroll saw table tilted to a certain angle then stacking the rings into a bowl.

They look quite complex but are really pretty easy to make. The toughest part is the sanding.

These bowls can look incredible when cut from a nice hardwood with lots of figure. You can also do glue-ups of different species to make patterns in the bowl. 

Sometime around 2009 or 2010 Carole Rothman published a book taking the technique to a whole new level.  In her book she has designs of several different bowls. If you are interested in this technique you should certainly find her book. Here is a link to her book on Amazon.

  
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Center Finder Line for Re-Sawing on a Band Saw

As scrollers we often need thin wood boards. The most economical way to get thin boards is make your own. One tool we need to do this is a band saw. When we cut a board to make it thinner this is called re-sawing. There are different techniques to re-sawing on a band saw. I simply free hand cut the board on a center line. This simple Jig in today's pattern will automatically center the line on the edge of the board. This is quicker and easier than using a ruler and straight edge.

Below is a quick video showing it in use. Sorry for the shaky video. I didn't have my tripod available.

The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
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. the 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wooden Bigfoot Print Maker Scroll Saw Pattern.

I have been working outside a lot lately. The weather here in Kentucky is beautiful this time of year. My wife and I have been building raised flower gardens and planting flowers. I saw some rabbit prints in the dirt today and I thought I would make some prints of my own. This fifteen inch Bigfoot print should do the trick.

Round over the edges as much as possible to soften the print. I doubt you will get a guest spot on the "Finding Bigfoot" TV series but you can have a little fun anyway.

-
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation