Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"I'm a pickup man" Scroll Saw Pattern.

A husband went to the sheriff's department to report that his wife was missing:

Husband : - I've lost my wife. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home.
Sergeant : - What is her height ?
Husband: - Gee, I really never noticed. Maybe about five feet tall.
Sergeant : - Build?
Husband: - Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant : - Color of eyes?
Husband : - Never noticed.
Sergeant : - Color of hair?
Husband : - Changes a couple times a year . .. . maybe red.
Sergeant : - What was she wearing?
Husband: - Could have been a skirt or shorts. I don’t remember exactly.
Sergeant : - Did she go in a car?
Husband : - No, she went in my truck.
Sergeant : - What kind of truck was it?
Husband : - Brand new Ford F150 with Eco-boost V6 engine special ordered with manual transmission. It has a custom matching white cover for the bed. Put on special alloy wheels and off road Michelin's. Wife put a small scratch on the drivers door.……at this point the husband started tearing up and almost cried.
Sergeant: - Don't worry Bubba.......We’ll find your truck. 

 
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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, May 30, 2016

World's Best Grandpa Pattern and Steve Carmichael builds a mobile scroll saw stand.

Don't forget Grandpa on Father's day.  This globe can be cut from 3/4" thick wood. It will stand over nine inches tall with the base. Free download button for this globe pattern below.

My friend Steve Carmichael over at The Carmichael Workshop recently purchased a DeWalt DW788 scroll saw. This week he designed and built a nice mobile stand for the machine. If you need a mobile stand this looks good to me. Here is a link to The Carmichael web page.


You can purchase these plans directly from Steve's Etsy page for the price of $6. Steve says the plans can be modified to fit most scroll saws. You could also easily modify the height. Make sure you watch the video below for a complete understand of what it takes to build this stand. It looks easy with just basic tools.


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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.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Let's Celebrate, Honor and Remember. Memorial Day Monday May 30th 2016

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me" - Lee Greenwood.

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I received an email not too long ago asking why I would design a pattern that celebrates war. I'll have to admit that got me a little hot under the collar. No civilized person celebrates war.

I am an unapologetic patriot but I believe in this quote from Mark Twain "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

There is a big difference in supporting a war and supporting the men and women who fight in those wars. Some wars are necessary and some are just folly. I will always design patterns that show my support and honor for the young men and women in our military. I'm sure that will bother some readers but in the words of Popeye "I is who I is."

I wish everyone a great Holiday weekend here in the U.S. Travel safe.
 
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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, May 28, 2016

"Not Perfect Just Forgiven" Pattern plus the new Jet JWSS-22B 22" Scroll Saw

This hanging sign is 10.25 inches long.


I am getting a fair number of emails asking about the new Jet scroll saw. Model number JWSS-22B. I do not yet have any hands on knowledge of the machine. Neither has anyone emailed or called to tell me they have purchased one. I have read the sales brochure and studied the specs of the machine. It look like an interesting machine with a couple of nice new features.

Apparently the top tension lever serves two purposes. It clamps the blade and applies tension as one action. I don't think we have seen that feature in a saw before. Another feature is that the table has a slot extending to the front of the table to allow the bottom clamp and blade to be removed easily.

The saw has all the features you need but comes at a steep price. The saw runs between $900 and $1,000. The stand runs another $100. We will have to see if the machine stands up the that price point.

I will do my best to get some more feedback on this machine. It's nice to see another option to choose from.   

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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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Gearhead Scroll Saw Pattern.


I would be willing to bet there are a lot of gearheads reading this post. The Urban Dictionary defines gearhead as: Someone who is totally into cars and is very knowledgeable about how to modify and fix them. 

Next I want to share a video I came across. It's not strictly scroll saw related but interesting none the less. This YouTuber visits W.D. Quinn Saw Company in Stint Louis Missouri.  They take him on a tour and show the techniques they use to repair and sharpen saw blades. Trust me when I say it's pretty amazing the skill and technology involved to get the job done. Take a few minutes and watch the video.
 

 
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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, May 26, 2016

Paul Corliss from Paul's Messy Workshop reviews the Hegner Multimax-18.

One brand of scroll saw that I do not have hands on experience with is the Hegner. I try to keep up with as many saws as possible so I can answer questions from my readers. I am comfortable talking about the Hegner features and reputation but there is nothing like driving the saw to be able to give a competent opinion.

Fortunately Paul Corlis from Paul's Messy Workshop sent me an email this morning. He has owned the Hegner Multimax-18 for several years. He posted a video talking about his opinion of the machine. It's not what I would call a full on technical review but he spends just a few minutes discussing his like and dislikes.

The Hegner brand is sold by Advanced Machinery. These are premium level saws. They are built to last and have a reputation for smooth operation. The models run between $750 up to well over $3000 for the Hegner Polymax.

If the good folks over at Advanced Machinery would like to send me a saw(wink wink) I would be happy to do a complete technical review. Can't blame a guy for wishing...

Take a look at Paul's video if you are interested the the Hegner brand of saws.

 



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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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Music is my happy place" Scroll Saw Pattern. Another utility tray from LaVaun Ward.

This is a pattern for the aspiring musicians out there. It's about 10.5 inches long.  
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After I posted the DIY utility tray the other day I received this email from LaVaun Ward. She sent this note and pictures. This is another great idea.

LaVaun Ward

You definitely need some type of table for the DeWalt and Excalibur saws.  Here in SoCal we go to a restaurant supply store and buy a full size baking sheet.  A few holes drilled and you are good to go.


Here is a link to a full size baking sheet on Amazon. It is 18" x 26" and 18-Gauge aluminum. I have not ordered it yet but that looks like the right size.

I notice on LaVaun's DeWalt picture she has added a board under the rear of the machine. If you plan to give this a try make a note of that.

Another thing I see is that the tray is collecting a lot of the saw dust. For those of you who scroll in the house this might be a big help keeping the floor clean.

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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.

Now we're Cooking.

Get the perfect portions every time. This spaghetti gauge will allow you to measure out the same portions for your meals. I have seen these gauges in stores and they can sell for up to $10. I'm a cheapskate so I just made my own. I did some research online for the diameter of the holes. I did not measure the weight but it should be 1=2oz, 2=4oz, 3=6oz and 4=8oz. 2oz is a normal portion for one person. Adjust as necessary.

Check out this video for a great looking spaghetti sauce recipe.

 
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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, May 23, 2016

Egg Rack Scroll Saw Pattern.

Now that I'm retired I cook more often. The other day I purchased a new waffle maker. I gave it a shot today and it went okay. As I was getting the ingredients out I placed the eggs on the counter. They rolled around a little. I did not break one but it gave me the idea for this pattern. I know I could just put them in a bowl but what fun would that be.  

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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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Mike Moorlach.

Mike Moorlach, the past owner of Mikes Workshop and good friend passed away Friday. Mike was well known in the scrolling community. He imported and sold the Flying Dutchman brand of scroll saw blades. More than that, Mike was a true gentleman. Whenever Mike and I would talk I would come away smiling. I will miss our conversations. Rest in peace Mike.

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