Saturday, March 24, 2018

Stickman Baseball Scroll Saw Pattern.

It's almost baseball season and the Stick League is gearing up for another exciting season.  Let's meet a few of the players we will be watching on the diamond this season.
 Chuck "The Curve" Ball
This is Chuck's 2nd year in the league. His rookie season had it's ups and downs. No one could touch his wicked curve ball but the commissioner fined him $30,000 for suspicion of doctoring the ball. The umpire found a sticky foreign substance on the ball. Chuck insisted it was just wood glue from his foot being glued to his base.

Jack Bench
Bench is is trying to break the record for most consecutive games played in the Stick League. He has not missed a game in 12 seasons. Jack's famous father, Johnny told reporters that he attributes strong dovetail joints as the reason Jack has been able to stay healthy through so many seasons.

Willie "Biscuit" Joiner
Willie was the first Stick League players to hit .400 for a season. He was the league MVP last season and signed a multi year mega million dollar contract in the off season. There is also rumor that he signed the most lucrative endorsement contract in the history of sports. Details are not public but it is reported that Willie signed a 10 year endorsement contract with Diamond Brand Toothpick for $200 million dollars. When he was asked about the deal he just smiled and said "Care for a toothpick?"

Chief "Blind" Dovetail
Chief Dovetail calls'em like he sees'em. The Chief has been an umpire for 62 years. Unfortunately his eyesight has not been so good for that last 20 years or so. Last week he called the mascot out at second during the seventh inning stretch. He was clearly safe.

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My affiliate link and donation buttons are how I keep the Scrollsaw Workshop open for business. These are completely optional. You are welcome to use the patterns for free. If you do want to support my efforts then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 Quick Scroll Saw Blade Discussion:

By far the most common email I receive is about scroll saw blades. New scrollers are often overwhelmed with the number of choices of blades. There are several styles of blades. Each blade style has specifications for the number of teeth per inch(TPI), thickness, width etc. It's just downright confusing.

The good news is that I can make it very simple for you. If you are just getting started and plan to make projects like you see here on my blog then this is all you need. 

Probably 95% of all the 2,500 plus patterns in my catalog can be cut with just a couple of blades. 

Order a supply of #3 reverse tooth blades and #5 reverse tooth blades. That's it. This will easily get you started. You could probably enjoy the hobby for years and never use any other blades.

Throw the charts out. Charts are for engineers. You choose a blade based on the pattern. A chart will tell you what blade will be the most efficient at cutting a particular thickness and density of wood. That's fine but we are not always looking for efficiency. We are often more concerned with the ability of the blade to make a tight turn or be able to get into a very small interior cut.

I will often use a very small blade even when I am cutting thicker wood. The charts will tell you that this is not very efficient. Don't care. I just want to be able to cut the pattern. If I need a #1 blade to get into a small interior cut then that's what I use. True, I may have to cut much slower than if I used a larger blade but I am not a production cutter so I have no problem going slow. 

Buy a high quality brand of blade. You will actually spend less if you buy high quality blades. They last longer so the value is better.    

All the other blades have their purpose. You will eventually want or need to use other blades. Add them to your supply as you need them. 

That's pretty much all you need to know to get started. I hope this takes some of the confusion out of getting started. 


Bear Woods and Scroll Saw Workshop Sponsored Giveaway.


What!!!!! This is crazy. 
Prize #1.... $300 Bear Woods gift certificate
Prize #2.... $150 Bear Woods gift certificate.
Stephen from Bear Woods and myself want to take the giveaway up a notch this month. We will be increasing the value of the gift certificate to $300 for prize#1 and $150 for prize number two. You can buy a lot of Pegas scroll saw blades, clock parts and more with this giveaway.


$300 gift certificate. Simply use the link above to enter every day. The more you enter the better your chance to win a $300 gift certificate. Winner randomly drawn from all entries.
$150 gift certificate.  Visit this page where you can find instructions.
Winner randomly drawn from all eligible entries.

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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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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
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
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

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.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

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.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

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.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

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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