Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birdwatcher Scroll Saw Pattern.

8" diameter bird watching plate.  

The recreational activity of bird watching known as birding has one of the largest followings of any leisure activity in the world. There are an estimated 60 million birders in the United States alone. A good pair of binoculars and a lawn chair in the back yard will get you started. There are groups all over the U.S. who put together trips to pursue their passion.

Here is a link to the American Birding Association if you are interested in learning more about the sport.  

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September 11th is Grandparents Day in the U.S.

September 11th is Grandparents day.  This pattern let's grandma and grandpa know they are totally awesome.

Here are a few quotes about grandparents for your enjoyment.

 * The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.   ~Sam Levenson

* I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It’s a bargain. ~Gene Perret
  

* There’s no place like home... except Grandma’s. ~Author Unknown

* If God had intended us to follow recipes,
  He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
~Linda Henley


* It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. ~Christopher   Morley
  
* A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown

* Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown

* An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than   that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret
 

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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.
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If you use one of my Key Fob pattern generators you need split rings and ball chain. This pack contains 100 split rings and 100 ball chains with links. People love to get these custom key chains as gifts.

  • 100 Ball chains that each measure approximately 4" (102 mm) long and each ball measures about 2.4 mm (3/32") in diameter
  • 100 Split rings that each measure approximately 24 x 2 mm (15/16" x 1/16")
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Fancy Peacock Scroll Saw Pattern.

The graphic for the Peacock pattern is from Clip art image by Cliparts.co. I modified if for use with the scroll saw. The graphic was a stencil. I used it to make a contoured shape which I cut the stencil out of. This gave me the beginning. I modified the position of the cutouts to make them easier to cut then I added a contoured backer board to finish the project.
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This graphic will give you an idea of what I start with to make a pattern from a free to use graphic. In this case the graphic is called attribution ware. You can use the graphic as long as to give attribution to the original artist. The attribution is the link above.

There are two versions included in the pattern book. Versions 1 is 9.5 inches tall and the interior cuts pretty small. Version 2 is over 12 inches tall and will be easier to cut the interior pieces.

 

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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.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red Line Scroll Saw Patterns.

If you are visually impaired you my find scrolling red line patterns preferable to black line patterns. Many of my readers have told me over the years that they would like to have my patterns red line. I don't want to have to do every pattern twice but I do have a solution.

In this video I will show you a simple way to take my patterns and change them to red line. Best of all it won't cost you anything. Readers of my blog can use this commercial service for free. No signups or other information needed. Of course if you like the service and want to use it for patterns not designed by me you can sign up.

The video is best viewed full screen.
 

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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
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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.
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This Porter Cable saw received Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines Best Entry Level machine a few years ago. At $199 it does provide a pretty good experience. I did a video review of this machine a while back and while it won't match a $1,000 Excalibur it does a more than decent job. If you need to be budget conscious this would be a good place to start.

  • Large aluminum 20" x 12 5/8" dual tilting table allows for bevel cutting up to 45 degrees
  • Patented table top bevel scale for accurate and convenient readings
  • Tool-less blade holder makes quick and easy 5" pin or plain end blade changes
  • Built-in adjustable LED work lamp for better illumination of work area
  • Variable speeds between 500 and 1500 SFM with upfront control knob
 

Chopper Scroll Saw Pattern. I have a favor to ask.

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This chopper is large. It is over 10 inches long and 6 inches tall. There is quite a bit of interior veining in the pattern. If you are new to this kind of pattern let me explain veining. Veining is the lines that add detail to the pattern. They usually start on the edge of the pattern and go into the pattern without exiting. The lines in the engine are and example of veining in this pattern. You cut these lines with the blade. Just make the cut to the end of the line then back the blade out. It's usually easier to back the blade out if you leave the scroll saw running.

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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 th