Saturday, October 7, 2017

Challenging Round Tray Puzzle Scroll Saw Pattern.
When you are cutting this pattern it is tempting to cut the border and the puzzle from one piece of wood. That does not work very well in this case. It leaves clues to where the pieces fit. In the pattern the cut out in the border is a little bit larger than the puzzle. This allows the puzzle to fit inside the border and leaves no clues. 

The pattern has the puzzle in two sizes. 7 inches square and 5 inches square.

The puzzle is more challenging than it looks. Especially if you do not differentiate the pieces tops and bottoms. 
The response to yesterday's $5 Nativity pattern was really appreciated. Thank you to everyone who bought it. I will be adding it to my eStore in the next couple of days. You can find it there if you decide you would like to have it. It will not go into the online catalog.


Simply Wooden Creations Scroll Saw Artist Contest:

You have all this month to get your entry included.
The theme is year is "Clocks". Any clock that was made primarily on the scroll saw is eligible.
Simply make a clock and either take video or still images of the process. 
If you are not into making video then still images can be turned into a slide show
and uploaded to YouTube as a video slide show.
Russ and I will be making tutorials on how to sign up for YouTube and make a 
video slide show.  

The prizes for the contest are significant. 
1st place is a $150 gift certificate to Bear Woods donated by Bear Woods.
2nd place is a $100 gift certificate to Bear Woods donated by the Scrollsaw Workshop
3rd place is a $50 gift certificate to Bear Woods donated by the Scrollsaw Workshop.
Other prizes are also available.


Personalized Christmas Ornaments:

I am a little behind on getting the ornament patterns out this week. I will do a marathon session tonight and get them done. Thanks for the orders.

Sneak Peek: Upcoming Pattern.

Here is a sneak peak of a pattern I am working on. My daughter, Kellie was looking at my Nativity project and she had a good idea. She said that the pieces might make a good chess set. I thought that sounded like a great idea. I took the basics of the Nativity pieces and added new pieces to come up with a complete chess set. 

I have all the pieces designed but I have only cut these three test pieces. This is the King, Knight and Rook. They are considerably scaled down from the nativity pieces. The base is a 1.5 inch diameter disk. 

I will work on these for the next few days. I think I have a few small changes to make.  
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