Tuesday, January 31, 2017

God Bless Farmers Scroll Saw Pattern.

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There are approximately 2.5 million farmers in the US. That's down about 3% over the last 10 years. Over the last 30 years the average age of the farmer increased for 50.5 years  to 58.3 years. 57 percent of farms produce less than $10,000 in sales. 18% are over $100,000 in sales. Every year the addition of new farmers goes down. Farm life continues to change. One thing that does not change is how hard the farmers work. Thank you to all the American farmers.

Almost every community has a farmers market. Buying you produce from them is a great way to support your local farmers and get better tasting food.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Scroll Saw Blade Holder Pattern.

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This scroll saw blade caddy is made from 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood. It holds 10 tubes. I bought my test tubes from Amazon. I got a pack of 10 for under $5. I tried three different tubes and these are the ones I like best. They are very clear plastic. The other were milky and hard to see into. 


I call this a caddy because it has a handle. I have multiple saws and wanted to carry it from machine to machine if needed. If you don't need the handle it's easy to just leave it out of the cut. I also lengthened the handle in the final pattern. The one in the picture was too short. 





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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.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Classic Fretwork Clock Scroll Saw Pattern. Secret Word Contest Winner Selected!

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This classic fretwork clock is 17.5 inches tall. I made it entirely from 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood. When I am doing pattern test cuts I will often use BB plywood. I think I would like to make this again in walnut hardwood.

This is a relatively easy project to make. Don't avoid this if you are a beginner. There are really only two challenging steps. 

The slot and tab joints have to be cut accurately(best to undercut and file to size during assembly). I minimized the slot/tab joints where possible. 

Second challenge is the roof has to have a 45 degree bevel. I use a disk sander to make this cut but you cab use a table saw or even the scroll saw with the table tilted 45 degrees. I think the disk sander is the easiest method if you have that tool.

Many of the parts are just glued on. I give some assembly tips in the pattern. I cut this clock in under four hours. I kept the interior cuts to a minimum to make it more accessible to beginners.  

The clock used is a 2 3/4" with a 2 3/8" diameter mounting hole. The hole can be cut with the scroll saw if you do not have a forstner bit that size. $22 on Amazon.  Affiliate Link.



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Secret Word Contest Winner: 

I did the random drawing for the secret word giveaway this morning. I used an online random number generator to select from the 350 entries. All entries who had the secret words correct were eligible. The secret word was (Walnut)

The Winner is Mike Adams from SC


Mike will receive his choice of five sheets of 1/4" X 24" X 24" Baltic Birch Plywood