Friday, June 8, 2018

Family Gifts Scroll Saw Pattern.

This plaque is 14.5" X 9"

Home Depot sells spruce panels that are not too bad for projects that will have a rustic feel. They are 20 inches X  four feet. Like all pine, it does not cut great because it will have soft spots. It's not my first choice for a project but it still has its place.

A larger wall hanging like this project is a good project for one of these spruce panels.

Quick Tip: Where do I start?

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This is an easy technique that can add an extra touch of quality to your cutting. It does make a difference where you start and end a cut. When possible you want to start and end a cut at an intersection. This prevents the little nub that is often left when you try to meet up with the start of a cut on a line.

The best time to decide where you are going to start a cut is when you are drilling the entry holes. In the image above the red dot is the designation for the drill hole. The dotted line is where I would start the cut. Note that I started at an intersection of two lines in the middle of the H.

Sometimes you will not have this as an option. For example the interior of an oval. In that case, you have to rely on careful cutting. Nibbling away the nub and finsih sanding.

Sale on the Seyco ST-21 Scroll Saw:

Not a paid ad placement.

I was talking to Ray over at Seyco this morning and he has a good deal going on the ST-21 scroll saw. He has a new shipment coming and does not have room for them. He needs to get the current supply moved out and in your hands.

Until the supply is gone he has the price set at $829.00 and that includes free shipping in the lower 48. If you are in the market for a high-end scroll saw now is the time to move.

I have used the ST-21 as my primary scroll saw since before it was released. It has everything I want in a saw. I don't hesitate to recommend this machine and Seyco. 

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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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Jigsaw Template Book Update. Create beautiful Jigsaw Keepsake Puzzles.

I started selling the Jigsaw Template book several years ago. It was in need of an update and I have that complete today. The new version has over 30 templates to create puzzles up to 300 pieces. The templates are for 4 X 6, 5 X 7 and 8 X 10 photographs. Watch the video below for the new look and instructions.

You can purchase the book from my eStore at this link or from the Paypal Buy Now button below. The book is only $7.

These templates make it easy to create beautiful jigsaw puzzle keepsakes. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries and special occasions. Watch the video for easy instructions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have purchased the book in April, May or June of 2018 I will be sending you this update for free. Watch your email for the update.

Use this link to purchase the template book for $7

This is the white cardboard box I used for this 8 X 10 puzzle. This is a 2 pack of a 6 X 8 X 2 X 2 box.
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Here is a comparison of the old template and the new template
As you can see the new template has a more pleasing shape to the pieces.
The new pieces are also easier to cut.

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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

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

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


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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