Thursday, March 29, 2018

Stickman Rodeo Scroll Saw Pattern.


The Stickmen are back at it again. This time they are on the Stickman Rodeo Circuit.

Jimmy "Dusty Butt" Calhoun

Jimmy has been a professional bull rider for two seasons. He has had every stick in his body broke at least once. Jimmy has never made an 8-second full ride. They don't call him Dusty Butt for nothing.

By the way, the bulls name is Stick Breaker. Stick is mean. How mean is he?  He is so mean that his cow chips have to be removed from his pin by a HAZMAT team. 

Tex "Slim" McCoy

Tex is not a real cowboy. He just sits on the fence and tells everyone his name is Tex. Tex has broken every bone in his body at least once. He falls off the fence a lot.

Lonnie "No Legs" Rogers

Lonnie is one of the best rodeo clowns to ever jump in a barrel. Cowboys love him. Lonnie has never been married. He did not have a mother, father or brothers, and sisters. He was simply made from an old whiskey barrel. Lonnie plans to retire after this season. The other cowboys are going to take Lonnie's barrel and make him a girlfriend as a retirement gift. Now that's a thoughtful gift.

Phillip "The King" Mountbatten III

Phillip was in the second line to be the King of Stickastania. Before he could take his rightful place on the thrown the people of Stickastania formed an uprising and threw him out of the country. His crime? The people found out that Phillip was cut with a laser. 

Phillip now works the circuit as a clown bullfighter. He hopes to one day return to Stickastania and convince the people that lasers are real woodworking. It will be a long hard fight. 

$3 PDF Catalog updated to Version 13:


The $3 PDF Catalog is simply a large PDF file with thumbnails of all of my patterns. You can browse the thumbnails easily to find a pattern you wish to cut. You then enter the name of the pattern in the downloader program to get it.  It is just a much simpler way to see all my patterns than using the free online catalog. The $3 PDF Catalog is completely optional. You do not need to buy this to be able to get my patterns. It is just an add-on to make it easier.


The $3 PDG Catalog update for Version 13-3/29/2018 is now available for download. If you have previously purchased this product then use the link at the bottom of the program to go to the update download page. 

Start the program and look for the update link.

If you do not use the Windows version you can check for the update from the Online search page you should have bookmarked.


Here is a video explaining the $3 PDF Catalog.

If you would like to order the $3 PDF Catalog you can find it at this link.

Heritage Wood Specialties:

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I was asked about the wood I have been using for my Stickman series. I get most of my wood from Heritage Wood Specialties. I get a package from them every month in exchange for advertising. The picture above is one of my orders. I typically get Walnut and Maple. Those are by far my favorite species to cut.

One of their products is named Scrollsaw Blanks. These are glued up panels but they do a good job color matching the blanks. They come in different sizes but I get the 12" X 16" in 1/4" and 1/2" thicknesses. As an example, the 12" X 16" X 1/4" panel of walnut is $14.57.  The same size maple is $10.14. These are decent prices for scroll saw ready boards. Their shipping prices are also within industry standards. If you do not have the tools to mill your own scroll saw ready boards then give these guys a try.

These guys are a small mill. Their shipping can be a tad slow sometimes but the quality of the wood has always been great for me. I picked them as an advertiser because many of you emailed me with kind words about their service. I get very few complaints from my readers who use their wood. 

Check out their website and give them a call if you have questions. While you are at it tell them I sent you. They will probably charge you extra because you know me. :)



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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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Hand Mirror Scroll Saw Pattern.


This hand mirror is cut using the re-stack method. This allows the pieces to all fit perfectly. There are other ways to do this but I like this method best.

I am also using an acrylic mirror for this project.  You can purchase the mirror at this link. The mirror cuts easily and can be used for many different projects. It's a fun material to work with.

A quick note about yesterdays Paper Card pattern. The instructions for cutting the card are included in the pattern book. I was trying to cut down on the size of the email newsletter and the blog post by only putting the instruction in the file. This turned out to cause lot's of email asking how to cut the project. Lesson learned. I will go back to putting the instruction in the post. This makes for some long posts but I think it keeps the confusion down. 

A second quick note about the laser hole finder video I did yesterday. The lasers that I used from Amazon quickly went out of stock after the post went out. If you want to build the project then you will have to watch for the laser to come back in stock or source another laser. There are a few on Amazon.

Back to todays project.
You will need two 1/4" thick boards large enough for the pattern. We will also use the acrylic mirror linked above. 
 Start by stacking the front board with the acrylic mirror.
 Us enough blue painters tape to hold the stack securely.
Our first cut will be the interior opening of the mirror. Drill the starter hone right on the line in a corner like pictured above. We want this hole to not be visible in the finished project. I used a #57 micro bit. Use the smallest bit you have. 
 I am using a #1 scroll reverse blade. We want to use a small blade so the parts will fit back together well.
In the picture above you see the mirror section we cut out. Set it aside and leave the protective cover on until we are ready to glue it in place.
Remove the remaining mirror from the stack and complete the remaining interior cuts. 
 There are few interior cuts so this is a pretty easy project to make.
Now we will re-stack the front and back boards to make our profile cut. 
 Use the blue painter's tape around the edges to make the new stack.
 Cut the profile of the mirror from the stack.
 Now we can open the stack and have two identical sized pieces. This will make assembly much easier because there will be very little sanding.
 Here are the pieces all cut and because of the re-stacking technique, they are all a perfect fit.
 Glue the front and back together using lots of clamps. 
Do your finish sanding making sure the mirror is comfortable in the hand. Get a good round over of the edges on the handle. 
I used spray lacquer for my finish. Use your prefered finish. 
 Two part epoxy is the best choice to secure the acrylic mirror to the wood. We don't want it to fall out.
Make sure you mix the epoxy well. I stir for at least 120 seconds.  
Insert the mirror and clean the surface. 

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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

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.