Monday, November 7, 2016

What a great community. Thank you. We won the Woodworkers Guild of America Blogger Award.
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Today is election day in the Unites States. People all over the country will be out doing their civic duty and voting. At the risk of offending everyone I thought this word art pattern was funny with just a touch of sadness. "I Voted. What have I done!". I think I might have subconsciously designed this pattern as a cry for therapy. I want to be a well read, civic minded, informed voter. The problem is that (they) have exhausted me to a point of  indifference. Download button below. Now on to more enjoyable content. 

The Scrollsaw Workshop blog was announced today as a winner of the WWGOA Blogger Award. This award was nominated for and voted on, by woodworkers all over the world. My blog was one of the smallest in the running and it just shows the passion and loyalty of our community.

I have to be honest. I wanted to win this award. Of course personal recognition is always nice but this was more than that to me. I have a goal to be a part in making the scroll saw a bigger, more recognized tool to those more traditional woodworkers out there. If winning this award let's a few more woodworkers see what the scroll can do for them then that is a huge win for all of us. The more woodworkers who have and use a scroll saw the larger the commercial demand is. We want and need the tool manufacturers to see us as a viable part of their business plan. If this recognition moves that needle even a fraction then I'm happy.

There were four categories. I was nominated in the "Best Plans and Projects Blog" category. All of the blogs in every category are well deserving of praise and recognition. All of them put in many hours to produce content for the woodworkers who visit their sites. I myself read almost all of them. Below is a list of each of the blogs who were in the running for the award. This list will give any woodworker hours of fun, interesting and productive reading.
Here are the nominees in each category:  
Best Plans and Projects Blog
Best Furniture Making Blog
Best Hand Tool Work Blog
Best Cabinet Making Blog
Look who else was a winner. Jimmy Prince sent me this picture and email. Thanks for sharing Jimmy and congratulations on the blue ribbon. This email made me smile.

Steve, I used your pattern of the Statue of Liberty to make a project to enter in the scrollsaw catagory at the Alabama National Fair that just ended yesterday.  It won the Blue Ribbon in that catagory.  I thought about sending you half of the ribbon then decided to just go to paypal and make a $20 donation instead.   Thanks so much for all the neat patterns you send us.

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Craftsman 12004 6 Gallon 3 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

  • Powerful 3 peak HP motor makes very short work of jobs
  • Durable 6 Gallon polypropylene collection tank
  • Quickly converts to a blower for yard, patio or shop
  • Large dust sealed on/off switch for easy control and top carry handle for balance
  • Over 17 Foot Cleaning Reach (7 ft. x 1-7/8-Inch Secure Fit Hose, 10 ft. Cord and Two Extension Wands)

Seven Moon Silhouette Scrroll Saw Pattern.
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I am completely caught up on the Christmas Name Ornament Patterns. If you have not received your order please check your spam folder. If they are not there send me an email and I'll send them again. If you are wanting to order your patterns just click the eStore link above. Thanks for the orders.
I call these moon silhouettes. There are seven different silhouette patterns in this book. Each one is set in front of a rising full moon. Using a low wattage light kit behind the silhouette gives a beautiful effect. 
This picture shows the clip in light kit in the simple lamp base. Everything is cut from 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood and painted black. You may need to modify the lamp base depending on the lamp kit you buy. Most of the clip in kits use a one diameter hole for mounting.

You can find these low watt lamp kits in most craft stores or you can order online. Click the image below to order from Amazon.  -

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SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw

This is my next table saw. It will take some serious saving but eventually I will put this machine in my shop. The built in safety features are wonderful but the quality of the saw is superb.
  • 69 1/8" w, 33" d, 34" h
  • Unmatched fit and finish with a keen attention to detail
  • SawStop safety system
  • 36" Professional T-Glide Fence System provides smooth operation, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection

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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.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

The Lifter

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.