Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Memorial Day Scroll Saw Pattern.

This pattern is a little over 14 inches wide and 10 inches tall.

I hope this project can be cut and given to one of the many military and veteran organizations across our country. If you have the opportunity please let them know we care about them and their lost fellow soldiers. 

In a couple of weeks, we will honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the most solemn holiday on our Calendar. The day is set aside to remember those men and women who have given their lives to keep us free and safe. We own each and every one of them our deepest gratitude. 

It's also important to remember the sacrifices that the families of these fallen heroes have made and continue to make. If you have lost a loved one who was serving our country you have my sincerest sympathy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

US soldiers killed in wars since World War I

World War II (1941-1946) ___405,399
World War I (1917-1918) ___116,516
Vietnam Conflict (1964-1973) ___58,220
Korean War (1950-1953) ___36,574
Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2010) ___4,410
Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) ___2,586
Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-2014) ___2,346
Operation New Dawn (2007-2011) ___73
Operation Inherent Resolve [CJTF-OIR] (2014-) ___62
Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2014-) ___47

DeWalt DW788 Scroll Saw Rebuild Tips by Bob Brokaw:

If you own a DeWalt DW788 scroll saw you should watch this video. Even if you never plan to do any repair yourself you will have a better understanding of what is happening when trouble arises. 

Bob Brokaw from the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association did a series of DeWalt rebuild videos a few years ago. They were fantastic. He is updating the information in this video. 

In my opinion, this is a must watch video. There are so many tips in this single video that you could pretty much start your own repair business. Okay maybe I'm stretching it a bit but it is full of useful information.

I spent 37 years repairing machinery. I can tell you that no matter how sophisticated or simple a repair job is there are always simple tricks that can make a job easier. If your DeWalt is broke this video just might be the difference between throwing it in the trash and a simple repair.

Now let me give a word of caution. Even though this is a relatively simple mechanical device you can get yourself into trouble. If you do not have any experience doing this type of repair this might not be the place to start. 

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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.
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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. 

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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
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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.
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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.

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Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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