Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Magazine Holder Scroll Saw Pattern;

I needed something just large enough to hold my favorite reading material in the library. I had some 1/4" thick Baltic Birch plywood so that's what I used. It will hold a standard size magazine standing up or on edge. The interior is 11.5" long, 9 inches tall and 5.5" deep. The construction is slot and tab so it assembles easily.

To add a little scroll saw embellishment I added a stylized fretwork fish to each end. 

You will notice the gap at the bottom of each side. I changed this in the final pattern because when you placed the magazines on their edges they tended to slide out. I did not re-cut the pattern but I think it will fit. If not you may have to trim it just a little.   

Safety Ruler: Simple solution to a painful problem.

When I am cutting down scroll saw patterns I often use an Xacto knife to cut the straight lines of the pattern. I often want those edges to line up with the edge of the board. Sometimes I need a straight edge so I can tape two parts of a larger pattern together. 

I would use a ruler as a straight edge to make the cuts. I have been cut more times with the Xacto knife blade than than I have with all the other tools in my shop combined. 

The other day I found this Safety Ruler on Amazon and ordered it. It was a little pricey at $17.99 but the reviews looked good and it looked well made.

I used it for today's project and I love it. This will be on my workbench from now on. Two things make it much better than what I was using.

1. It has a flip up shield to protect your fingers from cuts. Your fingers stay safely behind the shield.
When you only need the ruler the shield fold down out of the way.
2. It has a rubber grip on the bottom so the ruler does not slip while making the cut.

Both features work great and solve a couple of minor issues that can be big issues when you cut your finger. I'm nursing a cut finger right now and those sharp blades leave my finger sore for a few days. 

If you use straight edges to cut paper then take a look at this Safety Ruler on Amazon.

This is my Amazon affiliate link. If you order from this link I do get a small kickback but your price stays the same. Thanks for your support.

North Eastern Ohio Scroll Saw & Woodworking Expo:

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From Lee Neiden of the North Eastern Ohio Scrollers:
The North Eastern Ohio Scroll Saw & Woodworking Expo. May 18 and 19th 2018. at the Quirk Cultural Center In Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. Join us for the fun... We will have a scroll saw contest and dinner Friday night. 

If your interested in attending please send in your registrations today to reserve your classes before they fill up. The sooner you sign up the better. Thanks everyone 

As you may be able to tell from their flyer I will be attending this Expo. If you are in the area make sure you come by and visit. Scroll Saw events are hard to find these days so we need to support the ones we have. 

The North Eastern Ohio Scroll Saw Club is working very hard to put this event together and make it a success. I'm confident they will do their best but we need to support them if at all possible. Hope to see you there.

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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

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.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.