Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bricklayer Plaque Scroll Saw Pattern.

Eight inch Professional Bricklayer plaque. 

Just wanted to let everyone know that I received all the email with interest in the Jet Clamp Jig. Sorry I could not reply to everyone but I got pretty busy today. There was plenty of interest so I will continue to order taking. I am waiting for my shipping packages and mail supplies. Should be ready to take orders later this week. I am printing and assembling several more tonight and tomorrow. I think I will have enough to go around.

Off Topic Information:
I had several emails asking about 3d printers. Understand that I am just getting my feet wet so I don't have very many answers. The main topic of questions involved whether or not they could do anything useful. I was one of those skeptical people also. I have somewhat changed my mind. 

I have become a believer that they are useful, but..... And that's a big but. In my opinion they only become useful once you master the CAD software so you can actually design your own parts. Yes you can download thousands of free 3d models and some my be useful. Most of them are just trinkets.

To me the real value comes out when you make something that does not exist already or something that is too difficult to buy. If you want a trinket printer they work great for that but how long will that stay exciting.

There are entry level CAD packages that you can use to design 3d patterns. Tinkercad is a good place to start. For me the holy grail was when I found Autodesk Fusion 360. It is cloud based CAD software with a very advanced tool set. That advanced tool set come with advanced training. I probably have 20 hours of training in the last week alone. I still feel like I have just scratched the surface. It's a good thing I retired last year because I'm working 60 hours a week now. :) I have no idea how I ever held down a real job. Those are 60 hours of pure pleasure which is much different than a 40 hour grind.

To make a very long story short I am happy to talk with you about 3d printers but just remember I am a total noob. I am also all ears if you have information to share with me. 
I may not have mentioned this before but Bear Woods carries a strong selection of hardware. Screws, picture hangers, wire and lots more. Remember to select the small package shipping if your order is eligible. That will save you quite a few nickles if you are in the U.S.
This item may be of interest to some of you. The value is pretty good. The Heritage Wood Scroll-PAK is available in 5, 10 and 20 SF packages for a nice price. Here is their description.
Our Scroll-PAK® is an assortment of wood that just didn't quite measure up to the perfect standards of Spec-WOOD® and Scrollsaw Blanks.  Pieces can be from 1/8" to 1/2" thick, 2" to 12" wide, and from 6" to 24" in length and may have saw marks on one side.  This mixed pack is good for ornaments and other small projects.  If you use a lot of a certain type or size let us know and we will try to construct your Scroll-PAK® as close to your needs as possible.

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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

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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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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.


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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.

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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