Friday, December 15, 2017

Coal Miner Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Coal miners spend long hard and dangerous days/nights working miles underground. Not only is this job difficult it is also critical. The coal these men and women dig produces nearly half of the electricity used in the US. Many of the miners grew up with their fathers and grandfathers working in the mines before them. 

The use of coal is controversial because it is not a clean burning fuel. We can debate the best ways to use coal in the coming years but there is no debate that the miners perform a very important job. Let's face it. Most of us flip the light switch with no thought about what it takes to generate that electricity. The odds are that when you flip that switch, and the light comes on, you can thank a coal miner.  

I live in Kentucky. Kentucky is in the top five states of coal producers. I have spent some time in Eastern Kentucky where many of the mines are. For many of these miners the coal mine is their best option to earn a fair living. Trust me when I say they are not getting paid enough for the difficult work they do. 

I reader mentioned that I should design a pattern to salute the coal miners that we all depend on so much. I thought that was an outstanding idea. Thanks to all the men and women who work so hard to keep the lights on.



Video discussing my easy pattern maker programs:

Several years ago I started writing programs that I could use to make simple scroll saw patterns. I wrote this software for my own uses but then a few other people wanted it. I decided to release it for anyone to use. I ended up writing four programs that somewhat overlap. I'm not a great programmer so it was often easier to start over instead of updating the current program. 

Because of this overlap and the many years between programs it has become confusing to know what does what. I keep all the programs available to download on the blog because some people prefer the older software and they do slightly different things.

That's where this video comes in. I give a brief overview of each program so I can point readers to this when they have questions. These programs are very basic. They are designed for people with even limited computer skills.



Links to each program
Online Stencil Printer  (Compatible with the Mac and other operating systems including iPad)

I offer very limited support to these programs. I generally do not answer emails asking how to use them. They are basic and there are videos showing their use.


Stephen over at Bear Woods is in the Christmas Spirit.
He wants to have three winners for this months giveaway. 
Each winner will receive their choice of
3 dozen Pegas scroll saw blades or
a $25 gift certificate.

I'm feeling the spirit also so I will double that offer.
I will give a Bear Woods $25 gift certificate to each winner also.
That's $50 worth of goodies from Bear Woods.



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I use the Shop Vac air cleaner in my shop. It does a really nice job but does not have any of the nice features that this WEN model has. This has three speeds and a timer.
Of the 349 user reviews it has 5 out of 5 stars from 74% of those users. That's pretty good.

If you are looking for a nice air cleaner and would like to support the Scrollsaw Workshop then consider using this Amazon affiliate link to order the WEN Air Filtration System
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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 


Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cowboy Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Click image to enlarge.
The backer board for this pattern is 17 inches long. The fret work is a little over 15 inches. I'm sure there are a few cowboys out there that can relate to this pattern.

Sorry the image is so small. It had to be that small to fit on the blog page. If you want to see a better picture just download and open the pattern.

I will be working on updating the $3 PDF catalog in the next couple of days. I have about 60 pattern to add to the PDF. I'll let you know when the update is ready so those of you who purchased it can get the update.

If you are not familiar with the $3 PDF catalog then let me briefly explain what it is.

All my patterns for the last 10+ years are in my free online catalog.
You can always go there to search for patterns for free. 

The $3 PDF catalog is just a supplement to make that free online catalog easier to browse. I have included a thumbnail image of every pattern in the PDF. You can easily browse through the PDF to find a pattern. You then type the name of that pattern into the included downloader and the pattern will download to your computer. 

You do not need this $3 catalog. It is just an easier way to browse the patterns.

There is a video on the purchase page that explains how it works.

I am all caught up on orders. I will continue to take orders for a few more days.
This will probably be the last time I post this graphic. If you think you may want to
order more ornament patterns you may want to bookmark the order page.

Thanks to everyone for another successful Personalized Ornament Pattern making year for me. 
I love making these patterns because I know that the ornaments will hang
on tree for years to come.  

Stephen over at Bear Woods is in the Christmas Spirit.
He wants to have three winners for this months giveaway. 
Each winner will receive their choice of
3 dozen Pegas scroll saw blades or
a $25 gift certificate.

I'm feeling the spirit also so I will double that offer.
I will give a Bear Woods $25 gift certificate to each winner also.
That's $50 worth of goodies from Bear Woods.


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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 



Click to visit the all new designed Heritage Woods web site.
The new site is now iPad and mobile friendly.

Don't forget their limited time offer of free shipping on order over $100.
This offer will probably end so so don't get left out.

Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Smartphone Passive Amp and Charging Dock Scroll Saw Pattern.

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I wanted a charging dock and a passive amp I could sit beside my bed. I made this one from Baltic Birch plywood. This one is not the loudest passive amp I have heard but it does boost the volume a bit. It also adds a little fullness to the music.  

The sound comes out the top which makes it a little softer than if it were directed toward the listener. As an alternative to sitting the dock standing up you can lay the dock on it's back and point the sound hole toward you. That does make it a little louder.

Watch the short video too see it in action.
Click to Watch the Video 

I added a small medallion for decoration.
 I sanded the bottom so it would sit at an angle. This helps keep the phone from falling over.
I used a disk sander for this job.
Notice the small hole in the center of the sound deflector. That allows the power cord to reach the phone. The two holes on either side allow the music to enter the sound chamber.



Stephen over at Bear Woods is in the Christmas Spirit.
He wants to have three winners for this months giveaway. 
Each winner will receive their choice of
3 dozen Pegas scroll saw blades or
a $25 gift certificate.

I'm feeling the spirit also so I will double that offer.
I will give a Bear Woods $25 gift certificate to each winner also.
That's $50 worth of goodies from Bear Woods.


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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 





Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
http://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html


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Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!


Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco

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Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

http://www.stevedgood.com/catalog/

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 her for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

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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.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

CATALOG DVD $20+ Shipping

ORDER THE DVD $20+ SHIPPING

 

Do you want all the patterns available from the Scrollsaw Workshop? This DVD has every pattern published from 2007 thru 2016. This DVD has 1969 patterns. The DVD is $20 plus shipping to many countries in the world. Check the order page for details.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced.

Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00

May not print correctly from a mobile device. Use a desktop or laptop computer for printing. Instructions included for printing
Create one of a kind jig saw puzzles. Imagine how thrilled they will be when you create a hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle of their photograph. Wedding and anniversary photos, birthday or special occasion.
Watch this video demonstration to see of the templates being used to create a wedding puzzle.
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You will be directed to the download page after your purchase for instant download.

This pattern book contains the following size patterns

5x5 25 piece

4x6 24 piece

5x7 35 piece

8x10 80 piece

4x6 96 piece

5x7 140 piece

8x10 320 piece

Important: On the successful payment page click the Return to Merchant button to be directed to the download page. This pattern book contains only the puzzle patterns. No pictures are included. The book is in Adobe pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to view. This is a download only. If you wish to pay by check please include an email address and I will send the file to you. I can not mail a disk or print of the book.

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.
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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.

Charles Dearing Portrait Pattern DVD's

If you want to make your own portrait pattern designs this may be what you are looking for. Charles Dearing has a unique approach to designing portrait style patterns. He does not use complicated computer software. He uses good old pen, paper and tracing. Charles teaches everything you need to know to take your picture and turn it in to a beautiful wooden treasure. Click this link now and see the DVD's he has to offer.

The Lifter

Papa's Custom Patterns.

www.papasworkshop.net

Sheila Landry Designs

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist
Make sure you visit my good friend Sue. She is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers in the world today. .

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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