Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Flat Pack Cup Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.

Flat pack cup holders. Two sizes for different size cups are included in the pattern. Assemble the handle and use the storage box for your coaster. 
If you stop on your way to work for that morning coffee you might want to keep one of these handles in you car. They might come in handy if you kept a set in your picnic basket.

DIY Magnetic Sweep:

This is a ten minutes project that comes in handy all the time. I took a 36" X 5/8" dowel, a small block of wood and two rectangle ceramic magnets and constructed a magnetic sweep.

I used a 5/8" fostner bit and drilled into the block of wood at a slight angle. I epoxied the dowel into the hole I drilled. I then epoxied the two magnets to the bottom of the wood block and I had my magnetic sweep. 

I don't like to get metal into my shop vac so I always try to pick up the spent scroll saw blades and any other loose metal like screws before I vacuum. The older I get the less fun it is to bend over and pick up small pieces. Not to mention just seeing them to begin with. 

This little magnetic sweep keeps my floor clean and my back happy. 

2007-2017 Pattern DVD on sale now:

Pattern DVD sales has been very good. I want to thanks everyone who has purchased this month. 

If you would like to have all 2,300 Scrollsaw Workshop patterns available at you home, club meeting or library then this is the DVD to get. These are the patterns that are available in the online catalog. Many people want to collect them all and this is the easiest way to make that happen. 

The DVD is $20 plus shipping. My distributor ship to about 50 different countries. Orders normally go out in just two or three days. In the continental US shipping is around a week after they are sent. It varies a little depending on where you are. International order can take a few weeks in some cases.  

14 days left to enter.

This Bear Woods, New Years $50 gift certificate giveaway has two opportunities to win.
Both winners will be chosen randomly.

WAY2WIN #1: Click the contest link above and enter. You can enter once per day.

WAY2WIN #2) Email a photo of your favorite scroll saw project of 2017 to, or upload the photo to our Facebook Page.  A random winner will be chosen by Bear Woods.  Limit of 3 entries per person.  Make sure when you email us to give us your name so we can contact you. 


I am a few days backed up on email. I'll do my best to get to as many as possible. Please be patient and understanding. Thanks. 

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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  

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. 

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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Can be used for my Magnetic Sweep above.

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