Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Simple Desk Pen Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.

I call this type of project "scrap box". If you have been into woodworking very long you will probably have a scrap box full of small cut offs. Every once in a while it's nice to be able to use those cut offs for something. These small initial pen holders are perfect scrap box projects. They require very small pieces of wood. They are easy to cut and finish. If you work the arts and crafts shows you can sell these as one of your lower priced products.

If you are into turning pen and pencil sets on the lathe these could be nice up sells along with your pen. You could enlarge the box just a little and drill two holes for a pen and pencil set. 

  
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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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"A Hundred Hearts" Scroll Saw Pattern.

This love plaque is 10" X 8".   

 A few of you have noticed that the "All Patterns" category is missing from my free online catalog.
 Unfortunately the software that I use for the catalog is broken and for some reason it can no longer display all patterns at once. I think we may have gone over some limit. All the patterns are still there you just have to see them through any of the other categories.

I am currently working on another option. Not sure when it will be available though. 
 
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I think we need a bigger boat!

This shadow box pattern after framed is 9" X 7.75". I saw a preview of the show Shark Week and this came out. 
 
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Beer Scroll Saw Pattern.

Conserve Water Drink Beer wall plaque.
 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

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, June 25, 2015

4th Of July Scroll Saw Pattern. A video from Александр Шенрок.


I enjoyed seeing this video on YouTube tonight. This Russian speaking gentleman takes inspiration from my wooden vase patterns and designs one of his own. I don't speak the language but I found it interesting to see another craftsman work on the project. He uses a couple techniques that I have not tried. He also has almost 12,000 views. That's pretty good.

I highly encourage any of you to take my patterns and modify them to make something special of your own. It's a great way to get started designing patterns. 

  
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Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Retired Police Officer Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a pattern that was requested by a reader a few weeks ago.  I receive a lot of pattern requests. I can only do a few of them. If the pattern is something many readers might be able to use then I am much more likely to design it.  I do appreciate the ideas for patterns that I get from you guys. There are many nights that I sit here with a blank stare hoping something will magically jump into my head. Sometime it does sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it does and after I design it I wish it hadn't :).

If you have an idea for a pattern feel free to email it to me. Don't be surprised if I don't reply but I promise I do read them. I just run out of day before I am able to answer all the email. 
 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

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, June 22, 2015

Finger do not grow back scroll saw pattern.

A friend of mine recently had a run in with a table saw blade. Luckily he didn't lose a finger but he was injured seriously. He told me that while he was working with a Shopsmith in the table saw configuration he reached across the blade and made contact. It cut across two fingers. He was just fractions of an inch from losing those fingers.

He was in the shop working while he was stressed over an event that had happened earlier in the day. He told me he was thinking about the event just before he was injured.

Woodworking tools can be dangerous if they are not given the respect they deserve. It is so important to be focused when you work around woodworking tools. Do not even go to your shop if you are tired. Stay away if you have been drinking. If you are on prescription medications ask your doctor if it has the potential to alter your focus.

I have personally been injured a couple times in the shop. One time it was because I was using a tool without the proper knowledge to use it safely. The other time I was not focused on safety and performed an unsafe operation. Both of my injuries were unacceptable and should not have happened. It's our responsibility to make sure anyone in our shop has the knowledge and skill to operate the tools safely at all times. 

There are thousands of serious hand injuries every year in woodworking shops. Don't be one of the statistics. Learn the proper and safe use of all your tools. A good place to start is the manual. If you still don't feel comfortable then take a local class. Stay safe and make sure you count ten fingers when you leave the shop.
 
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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fretwork Clock Scroll Saw Pattern. Happy Father's Day.

This fretwork mantle clock requires a 2 3/4" clock insert that fits a 2 3/8" diameter hole.

Sunday is Father's Day and I want to wish all the Dad's a great day. 

   
 
Here is a bonus pattern for today. I know it's a little late but it was a last minute request from a reader. His son will be celebrating his first father's day on Sunday. I thought a few others could use it also.
   
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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


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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microchip Clock by James Burroughs.

I started heavily using and working with technology in the late 70's. I have lost track of the number of computers I have purchased. I study technology and I work with technology. In other words I am a complete geek.

James Burrouhgs made my day earlier this week when he sent me a computer mock up of a computer microchip clock. I knew instantly that I would make one and sit it on my desk. There was other good news in his email to me. He was offering to put together plans and share them with my readers. I didn't have to think twice and ask if he would do just that.

Here is the rest of the story. James has not yet purchased his scroll saw. He just happened to see the tech paper dial I made a few months ago. He had the idea of incorporating it into a microchip clock. Without having any scrolling experience he has put together a nice set of plans for the clock.

James normally works in the metric system and he took the time to convert the pattern over to inches. I have looked over the pattern and I don't see any mistakes but I have not built this clock yet. He has added enough detail that I think it can be easily worked out even if something is wrong.

Thanks James. I look forward to building this clock myself and I know there are other geeks like me who will enjoy the time you put into this design.  
 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

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, June 17, 2015

2015 NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors.

The NBA finals came to an end tonight. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two with a 105 - 97 game six victory. This years finals saw an over-matched and injury riddled Cavs try to hand in with the best team in the league. Cleveland had tons of determination but not enough firepower to hang with the Warriors.

This warriors team is young and talented. It will be interesting to see how they fare as defending champs. It would not be shocking to see both of these teams back here next year.

This commemorative Warriors trophy patterns is for all you Golden State fans. Enjoy the celebration.


 
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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Scroll a Scroll Saw.

I thought you DeWalt DW788 owners might like this pattern. 

 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

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.

We have a winner.


http://papasworkshop-org.3dcartstores.com/
The winner of The Lifter giveaway is...........Austin Johnson. Austin answered the question correctly and is the winner of The Lifter from Papa's Workshop. If you were not lucky enough to win this great accessory then you can pick one up from Frank's web page.

Austin, I will be sending your email address to Frank so he can contact you for shipping details.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.   

Here is my video review of The Lifter from 2013.

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

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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Second Edition is available now!


I finally have the second edition of my Wooden Vases book complete and available for download. The price is the same as the first edition, $12. It is only available in digital format. After payment the book will be instantly ready to download. Secure payment is accepted through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to purchase. You can use your credit card by clicking the Buy Now button below.
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