Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween Free Scroll Saw Pattern.

This Halloween pattern is 15" X 12". 

Tool for people with a disability to help install the scroll saw blade:

A couple weeks ago I asked for tips and suggestions to help those with disabilities use the scroll saw. I have compiled those comments and worked on a few of my own. This video is the first tip of what I hope to be many more to come.

Disabilities come in every conceivable form. Some are extreme and some are less disabling. Because of this range, not every tip will work for every individual. In this video, I show a technique to make installing the blade easier for those with limited use of one arm/hand. This tool makes it possible to install and tension the blade with one hand. Best of all it takes about two minutes to make the tool and costs pennies. 

If you have a friend or acquaintance with a disability who you think might be interested in our hobby then maybe we can help them get started. The scroll saw can not only be fun but it can be good therapy for people who are recovering from strokes or other injuries that have caused a loss of motor skills.

If anyone else would like to comment on ideas for making the scroll saw easier to use for people with challenges please send me an email. 

Good price for the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw:

Amazon has the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw priced at $449.00 plus free shipping right now. This price jumps up and down so take advantage of this while it lasts. This price does not include the stand but it is currently marked down also. Right now the stand is $72.94. These are both good prices for this machine. 

If you are looking to move up from an entry level machine the DeWalt DW788 is a great choice. This may be the most popular saw ever sold. The DeWalt has been around for years and there are thousands of these in shops all over the country. I have owned two of these machines. I gave one away and still have the other. I have had it in my shop for over 12 years and it runs like new. 

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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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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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.