Friday, November 4, 2016

Penguin Family Scroll Saw Pattern. Poll results and Sue Mey's eMagazine is ready.
Check out my eStore for Custom name ornaments and much more.
 Grab a couple pieces of scrap wood and cut this cute little penguin family. Download button below.

Order your custom name Christmas ornament patters now. I'm getting orders out quicker this year than ever. Most orders are going out in under 48 hours.  These make very nice gifts to family and friends. You still have plenty of time to get them cut before Thanksgiving. When you give a hand made gift they are special. These ornaments will be hanging on Christmas trees years into the future.

Below are the results from yesterdays poll. The question was "Are you a bottom feeder or a top feeder when using the scroll saw?". In the Jet scroll saw review video I published the other day I mentioned that my experience was that about 90% were bottom feeders. I received a few emails questioning that number. I was not trying to make an accurate measure with the off the cuff number but it did bring up a good question.

What is the real number? I think this poll has enough responses to be relative. Bottom feeders 73.6%, Top feeders 26.4%. Of course that did not count the few people who do both.  The reason people care is they want scroll saw manufacturers to keep both sides in mind when they design a saw.

Sue Mey has her Holiday edition of the e-Mag ready. Make sure you check out her video showing the Red Nose Gnome project that is included in this edition. You cannot beat this value. $8.95 for all this is ridiculously good.  This is like buying a triple scoop ice cream sundae for .50 cents.

Note: The items shown are linked to the website - Click on either the Description or the Image for it to open there
I now have my Christmas issue of the e-Magazine ready. This one is mostly for Christmas, but I also included some of other projects, such as the Thanksgiving turkey, Eagle in flight, Cat in a fishing hat portrait, and three realistic compound-cut animals. A video has been uploaded showing how I compound-cut, carve, and paint the Red nose Gnome included in this issue. It is a fun and easy project – ideal for the scroll sawyer who is still a novice at compound-cutting and carving. The painting is also very basic, and no distinctive features are added. Feel free to leave a comment on YouTube - all feedback is welcome.
To see the Table of contents for more detail on the projects and articles included, click on either the description or the image below. Vector files are available on request.
Visit the Special Offers category for pattern sets at reduced prices and a great deal on seven digital books: 40 Christian crosses, 44 Christmas projects, 40 Boxes, 46 Angel-themed projects, 50 Signs & Plaques, 50 Clocks and 40 Love & friends patterns.
Patterns purchased from my website are conveniently delivered as downloads to your computer for immediate printing and use.


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66 Pcs Drum Sanders Set Including 60 Pcs Sanding Bands and 6 Pcs Drum Mandrels Fit for All Rotary Tools 

 I use my rotary tool all the time. This sanding kit should cover almost any size you will need.

Military Ornaments. A poll. A video and nice display box for the Custom Name Christmas Ornaments.
Check out my eStore for Custom name ornaments and much more.
This set of five Christmas Ornaments is dedicated to the five branches of the U.S. military and their families. 

I made a statement in a video the other day that most scrollers are bottom feeders. I want to find out what the actual stats are. Please take a second to click this poll.
A bottom feeder feeds the scroll saw blade up from the bottom of the wood through the interior entry hole.
A top feeder feeds the scroll saw blade down from the top of the wood through the interior entry hole.
Are you a top feeder or a bottom feeder?

The following video shows my time in the work shop testing the display box for the Custom Name Christmas Ornaments I am selling this year. The display boxes will be free for those who buy the ornaments. I will have the pattern for the display boxes in the eStore in the next couple of days. You can see the display box for the Ribbon ornament below. I will be making one similar for the Tree ornament. Another one will be made for the layered ornament.
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If you are making the Custom Name Christmas Ornaments this year you may like these display boxes. If you have a special person in your life and want to present their ornament in style then give these display boxes a look. The patterns will be available in the eStore in the next couple of days. 

You can order your own Custom Name ornaments at this link.

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ET 629004K 16-32 Plus 16-Inch 1-1/2-Horsepower Open Stand Drum Sander

  • Drum sander and stand with 1-1/2-horsepower motor
  • Sands stock up to 32 inches wide
  • Aluminum self-cooling drum
  • Includes sander, stand, box of abrasives, and one TufTool
  • Backed by a five-year warranty

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Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!

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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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