Monday, August 31, 2015

No more sticky fingers.

Most scroll saw artist's use spray adhesive to apply the pattern to the wood blank. This can be messy if you try to hold the pattern. I use a pull out tray from under my workbench. I just replace the peg board insert when it get's too gummed up.

If you don't have room for a pull out tray then the next option is to cut your self a spray paddle. Just cut the pattern from 1/4" thick Baltic Birch ply and you are ready to spray. No more sticky fingers.

 
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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, August 30, 2015

You are a Superstar Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a 9.75" "You are a Superstar Sign". Great for a child's room or as an award for super achievements.

 
The other day when I published the Impossible Golf Ball in a Cage pattern I said I would see if I could find a source for the basswood blank online. This block of basswood from Amazon.com is exactly the right dimensions except for the length. You can get two of the cages from this block. When I purchased it from Amazon a few days ago it was $7. I just noticed the priced has increased to $7.95. Here is the link to the Amazon.page for the product.

A few people emailed me to let me know that Ocooch.com had 2" X 2" X 12" basswood block for $3. When I put it in the cart the price is $16 including the $13 shipping.

I have a Prime membership on Amazon so the shipping was free for the block I ordered. I think this product ships for free even without a prime account but check that out before you buy.

 
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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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Five Snowflake Christmas Ornament Earrings.

Christmas? Yes it's time to get started making inventory for your holiday craft shows. I'm going to start you off with a set of five patterns of Snowflake Christmas Ornament Earrings. I'll be slowly working in Holiday patterns over the next four months.

These earrings are a bit of a challenge to cut but they should sell for a decent price. They are cut from 1/8" thick hardwood. Each of the patterns are about one inch in diameter. All the entry holes can be drilled with a 1/16" drill bit. I used a #1 Ultra Reverse blade to cut this set.

When you are cutting very thin stock like this slow your saw down to help keep control. You can also stack cut these which can make control easier. Learning to use the back and side of the blade to stop your cut will make these easier to cut. It can be easy to over cut the pattern when making a turn in this stock.

This is another example where the outside cut is a circle and needs to be cut accurately. Flaws on the circle will make the earrings look sloppy and hard to sell. Take your time.

I will soon start taking orders for my yearly Custom Name Christmas Ornaments. I like to design new ornaments every year. I have had several requests to bring back some of the patterns from previous years. I'm still trying to figure out if I can manage that. It gets difficult to manage more than a few because of the process I use for orders. I'm working on it. I will be doing at least one of the layered Christmas ornaments again this year with custom name. They were very popular last year and I get request for those often.

 
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