Friday, November 30, 2018

Rocker Mini Clock for a retirement or new mother gift. Scroll Saw Pattern.

This little rocker mini clock is a gift for a new retiree or new mother. This clock is only about four inches tall so it's perfect for a desk or display shelf.

The rocker is cut from 1/8" Baltic birch plywood. The base is 1/2" thick. The base is required because the rocker is not balanced to hold the weight of the clock. There are tabs on each rocker to attach the rocker to the base.

This project requires a 1 7/16" mini clock insert. I think the insert I used with the pink roses would be perfect for a new mother. You can find this clock insert at this link.
Choose the clock style for the gift you need.

These 1 7/16" mini clock inserts require a 1 3/8" mounting hole. I use a 1 3/8" Forstner bit for accuracy. If you cut the hole with your scroll saw it is best to slightly undercut the hole then sand it to a snug fit.

Important Note:
This little rocker is cut from 1/8" thick wood. Wood this thin can be extremely difficult for new scrollers to cut. Actually, it's not easy for most scrollers at any level. 

The thin wood does not give any resistance to the blade and make it difficult to control the cut. The easiest way to improve this is to stack cut multiple pieces. 

For this pattern, the right and left side are identical so stacking cutting makes sense. The single pieces of the seat and chair back can also be stack cut even if you only need one chair. Just throw the extra pieces away. These pieces are so small that the waste of wood is too small to be concerned with. 

I have not demonstrated stack cutting for a while so if any of you are new let me know and I'll be happy to show the technique. We have new readers here all the time so don't be shy. Ask questions.

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
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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.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  

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This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
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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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Santa Claus Door Topper Scroll Saw Pattern. Long post ahead.

This Santa door topper is over 20 inches long and two layers deep. I designed it in pieces to be easier to cut. You can use 1/4" or 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood then glue them to each other and a thin base. 

You don't have to use it as a door topper. You can cut the pieces from 3/4" thick wood and use them as a Christmas scene in a window or on a shelf. If you do this you may want to add bases to each piece. 

This is going to be a long post. I missed posting yesterday and I wanted to get a couple of important items out. Make sure you check out the special from Sheila Landry Designs. 

Also, take a look at my shameless plug about the Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Books. Even if you already own the books you may want to take a look. I am going to show you how to edit the patterns to make them unique using free software. These will make great Christmas gifts.

This is also your last day to enter the Bear Woods giveaway. Don't miss out on free money.

Trying to kick this bug update: Signature Coin Orders, Christmas Ornament Patter Orders.

I wish I could say I was feeling better today but I was actually worse. I just can't get rid of this thing. I slept several extra hours last night hoping I would get my energy back but I'm still weak. Thanks again for all the well wishes.

I was able to work enough today to get all the Signature Coin orders shipped. If you were waiting on an order you should have the invoice in your inbox. If you don't see the invoice please check your spam folder.

I don't have all the Personalized Christmas Ornament orders complete but I plan to work on them right after I post this. They will probably be in your inbox by the time you read this.

There have been a few orders that I have not received payment for. This usually happens because the invoice and patterns went to the spam folder. If