Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ten Simple Scroll Saw Clock Patterns.
Want to say thank you to someone. These very simple clocks can be cut in less than an hour. You can use up scraps. The 2 3/4" Clock insert can be purchased for around $8 making it an inexpensive gift that is hand made. I got my clock insert from Bear Woods. These clocks use the 2 3/4" insert with a 2 3/8" diameter mounting hole.
Speaking of Bear Woods. They sponsor our monthly giveaway. They also sell the Pegas brand of scroll saw blades. I used a Pegas Modified Geometry #5 blade to cut this clock. The clock is cut from hard maple and that's tough to cut at this thickness. The modified geometry blade cut it extremely well. I have not used modified geometry blades very often. I knew they were suppose to be very efficient blades so I thought this would be a good test. 

The MGT #5 blade would probably be considered a # smaller than you would use for 1 inch thick hard maple. I wanted to go smaller so the text would be easier to cut.  The MGT blade showed no noticeable drift. The cuts were extremely true. Sometimes wood this hard and thick will cause the cut to not be 90 degree because you tend to put side pressure while cutting. That can make the waste difficult to remove in one direction. The MGT blade cut so well that the pieces came out easily in both directions. This is a sign of how efficient they are.  

They did show minor tear out on the reverse side but no worse than the scroll reverse blades I normally use. I am confident I will make this my go to blade for thick or hard wood. I will try them on thinner stock and see if that holds true there also. I love my scroll reverse blades but this might change my mind. 

To be transparent Bear Woods is a sponsor. I sell them advertising in exchange for them sponsoring the monthly giveaway. I also get a few free supplies from them. I promise I will be objective in reviewing their products. They don't pay me enough to lose my readers by doing bad reviews. The Pegas blades are high quality and I use them myself even before Bear Woods became a sponsor.
Forstner bits are very handy when making clocks using inserts. Installed in a drill press they make accurate holes to any depth needed. This eliminates the need to cut the hole with the scroll saw. They are not cheap but if you plan to make many clocks they are worth the price. Don't think you have to buy one though you can cut the hole with the scroll saw. It's just more time consuming and less accurate. Here is a link to the one for this size clock. Forstner Bit Link
You can also buy the forstner bit for the common 1 7/16" mini inserts at this link. I own a complete set of forstner bits and I purchased the 2 3/8 bit as an addition. They can be used with a hand drill but are much safer and easier to use in a drill press. If you use them in a hand drill please clamp the piece down. That's also a good idea when using a drill press. The bit can grab the wood out of your hand an start spinning causing it to hit your fingers. Just be safe.     

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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
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