Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scroll Saw Mini Clock. Male and Female.
As scroll sawyers me make a lot of items for other people. Well this pattern is just for you.

I have not designed a mini clock insert pattern for a long time now so it was time. You will need a 

Below you can see both patterns. I did modify the patterns after this picture was taken. I added the lower stretcher to the stool like the photo above. 

I used a 1 3/8" fostner bit to drill for the clock insert. The forstner bits allow you to get the hole the correct size the first time. You can cut the hole with the scroll saw but make sure you under cust and sand to fit. If you over cut the hole there is no easy way to fix it. 

The Bear Woods mini clocks have the rubber gasket for a tight fit. Some people do not like the rubber gasket inserts because they think they are difficult to install. The easiest way to install them that I have found is to use a small flat tip screwdriver. Start the insert slightly into the hole. Then use the screwdriver to push down on the rubber gasket from the side. Move around the insert slowly pushing until it is seated to the point you can't get the screwdriver in the gap. Then you can just push on the insert to finish seating it.


I changed the Peel an Stick Dispenser:

I found it inconvenient to have so much out-feed table on the Peel and Stick dispencer so I cut it shorter. There is only about an inch of out-feed table after the hold down. Now I just unroll a sheet and use the board as a guide to cut the Peel and Stick. I find this works much better.  

 I also had an email from a reader letting me know he was using an empty Kirkland plastic wrap box as a dispenser. He was going to build the dispenser above but his wife recommended he try the plastic wrap box. The box comes with an optional cutter to slice the Peel and Stick.

While the plastic wrap box might be the more practical solution my hero Tim the toolman Taylor would be horrified at the mere suggestion. Why take the easy way out when we can spend a couple hours in the shop using power tools. 

Just kidding(not really), the box might be a simple and small solution. It will be easy to store away and you get some plastic wrap to boot.   


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Artistry in Wood Show:

 Speaking of the Artistry in Wood show, it is less than a month away. I will be the guest of Seyco in their booth. If you are in the Ohio area please stop and say hello. I have never been to this show but it is my understanding that many of the best wood carvers in the world attend.

Hopefully we can get a few of these carvers interested in the scroll saw. I have also been told the the queen of intarsia, Judy Gale Roberts will be there. If you have any interest in intarsia don't miss meeting Judy and seeing what she has to offer. She is an incredible artist and a treasure to our community. It's worth the trip just to see her.

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