Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mini Photo Stand Scroll Saw Pattern.


4X6 Photo Stand.

Ten-minute scroll saw project. Use every scrap of wood in your bin. This project is cut from a 2" X 1" X 1" block of wood. Take these to your next craft show and sell them for $3. Cut them from a few different species of wood for variety.

Everyone loves to display family photos. Most of the time 4 X 6 photos just live in a photo album and seldom get seen. These little stands allow you to display a few of your favorite photos out in the open.

 Cut the photo slit first. Make sure it is deep enough and parallel to the bottom so the photo sits straight. A #5 blade makes the correct kerf for the photo to stay in the stand well.
You can cut the slit so the photo sits straight or angled back very slightly.
I included a few different designs but you could also ad initials. or just leave it free of fretwork.
I found that if I glued some cardstock to the back of the 4 X 6 photo it sits on the stand better. If you don't add the stiffener the photo will droop a little at the corners. You might recommend this to anyone you give one of these stands to. If you want to be real nice cut up several 4 x 6 pieces of card stock and give them with the stand.

Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show:

I have made my reservations to attend the Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show in Dubuque Iowa. The show dates are:

Friday, August 3, 2018 9am to 5pm.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 9am to 3:30pm.

I will be a guest of Bear Woods and will be in their booth both days. I really enjoyed this show last year. It is probably the premiere scroll saw show in the country. If you can make the trip to this show you will not be disappointed. 

I hope to see some of you there. 

Here is the show website for more details   http://midwesttradeshow.com/


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Products for your consideration:


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  



Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2017 in DVD
Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
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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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Han Solo Scroll Saw Portrait Pattern.


11" X 14" Han Solo Portrait.
Designed on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

I mentioned in the last post that I sometimes do patterns on my iPad Pro with the Apple pencil. I said that if there were interest I would try to demonstrate how it is done. I received several emails asking for the demo. This portrait of Han Solo was completed tonight on the iPad and I videoed several minutes of the process.

It will take me a couple days to edit the video into something watchable. I will try to post it this week sometime. I kept the pattern pretty simple so I could just focus on the demonstration but you can add as much detail as you like with this process.

Until recently the Apple pencil was only compatible with the iPad Pro. At Apple's last announcement they brought out a new cheaper iPad that will allow you to use the Pencil with it also. This is great news for artist and pattern designers. This new iPad starts at $329. The Apple Pencil is around $100.
That's considerably cheaper than the iPad Pro.  


I would not recommend that you go out and buy the ipad and pencil just to do portrait patterns but if you are going to buy an iPad anyway it is a great device for this type of work.

One note is that the iPad Pro will give you faster results than the new less expensive iPad but from the videos, I have watched the new iPad is very usable with the Pencil.

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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

Products for your consideration:


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  



Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2017 in DVD
Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
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.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
http://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.