Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stickman Self Portrait Scroll Saw Pattern.

I get slightly obsessed sometimes. A bit of an addictive personality. I may be going a little overboard with the stickman series but they are just so much fun to draw that I'm hooked. Today I was inspired to do a self-portrait. I promise I will slow down on these patterns and get back to something a bit more traditional. Until then I introduce the Good family.

Steve Good

Steve is a scroll saw pattern designer and total computer junkie. He spends his days designing patterns and drinking Diet Coke. He says that Diet Coke is the key to a successful design. Without the Diet Coke, Steve gets the shakes, curls up in the fetal position and mumbles incoherently.  3am runs to the grocery store are not out of the question if the supply gets too low. He said, "You gotta do what you gotta do to keep the designs coming".  

Patty Good

Patty is the lovely, caring, smart and supportive wife of Steve(Extra points)). She is trying to convince Steve to stop telling corny stories about Stickman characters. When asked about the situation she said. "It's embarrassing, he is 60 years old and playing with little stickmen. I just don't know what to do.". Patty and Steve's daughter, Kellie thinks it's the Diet Coke. She read a study that says Diet Drinks affect the brain chemistry, producing mind-altering delusions and childish behaviors.    

Holly Good

Holly takes Steve for walks and lets him go out back and play. Her sworn enemy is the mailman. She waits each day for her chance to scare him away with her most vicious bark and growl. She is proud that she makes him leave every time.

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Many of you let me know that you were unable to purchase the Laser Module I talked about in my recent "Problem Solved Video". They sold out quickly after the video went out in the newsletter. I found another Amazon source for the cross laser module. This one is even a few cents cheaper. If you missed the video you can watch it here. Video Link

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Stickman Rodeo Scroll Saw Pattern.

The Stickmen are back at it again. This time they are on the Stickman Rodeo Circuit.

Jimmy "Dusty Butt" Calhoun

Jimmy has been a professional bull rider for two seasons. He has had every stick in his body broke at least once. Jimmy has never made an 8-second full ride. They don't call him Dusty Butt for nothing.

By the way, the bulls name is Stick Breaker. Stick is mean. How mean is he?  He is so mean that his cow chips have to be removed from his pin by a HAZMAT team. 

Tex "Slim" McCoy

Tex is not a real cowboy. He just sits on the fence and tells everyone his name is Tex. Tex has broken every bone in his body at least once. He falls off the fence a lot.

Lonnie "No Legs" Rogers

Lonnie is one of the best rodeo clowns to ever jump in a barrel. Cowboys love him. Lonnie has never been married. He did not have a mother, father or brothers, and sisters. He was simply made from an old whiskey barrel. Lonnie plans to retire after this season. The other cowboys are going to take Lonnie's barrel and make him a girlfriend as a retirement gift. Now that's a thoughtful gift.

Phillip "The King" Mountbatten III

Phillip was in the second line to be the King of Stickastania. Before he could take his rightful place on the thrown the people of Stickastania formed an uprising and threw him out of the country. His crime? The people found out that Phillip was cut with a laser. 

Phillip now works the circuit as a clown bullfighter. He hopes to one day return to Stickastania and convince the people that lasers are real woodworking. It will be a long hard fight. 

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