Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stacked Ring hollow Vase Free Scroll Saw Pattern.

This stacked ring hollow vase can be used as a candle holder or just an art piece. If you use it as a candle holder it will accept up to a 2 3/4" diameter candle. There are no built-in safety features if you use a real candle. Do not let the candle burn down lower than the top of the vase. 


The Scrollsaw Workshop email newsletter will be getting an upgrade. I am going to move to a different email distribution system. This will initially be a test. During the testing, you may receive duplicate newsletters. My plan is to leave the old system running while I get the new system working well. I appreciate your patience during this migration. This post should be the first deliverd by the new service.

Boring behind the scenes information: Read in you are interested.....

My current email delivery system is just not keeping up with my current needs. I am receiving comments almost every day that the newsletter is not getting to your inbox. There are a few reasons for this problem but it's just not working well enough. I need to make a change. I send out well over 1 million newsletters a month so you can understand why it can get complicated.

It is a tough decision because the change will cost hundreds of dollars a month. The current email delivery system is free. Free is good when it works but bad when it doesn't. My business model is somewhat unique. I give away my patterns to bring in traffic and I make my income from donations, advertising, and selling a few items. This model only works if you can bring in enough traffic. You have to have lots of folks because only a small percentage of readers will make a donation or buy a DVD. I understand that and it's perfectly fine if you do not wish to donate. It is my decision to do it this way. 

To generate traffic I have to make it easy for people to see what I do. The Email newsletter is a large part of that process. There are thousands of readers who only get my newsletter. They never visit the blog. The newsletter is simply a copy of the daily blog post. The newsletter is more effective because it is delivered to you automatically. You have to make a conscious decision to visit the blog. You can see why the newsletter is so important.

All of these things make it clear I need to do something different. Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it. :) The daily patterns will always be free. I will never change that. I will shut the blog down before I will try to charge for the patterns. 

What will change for you as a reader? Hopefully very little. I will migrate the current subscriber list to the new service. You will not have to sign up for the new system. I will schedule the email to be delivered at the same time as it is now. The look of the newsletter may be different. Hopefully better.
I will do everything in my power to make the migration transparent to you. I'm smart enough to know that there will be problems until I get it working right. Please feel free to let me know what is working and not working during the change.

What can you do to support what I do and this change? 

Let anyone you know who you think may enjoy the scroll saw hobby know about my blog.

Consider an optional donation. Here is the link. No amount is too small and I thank you for your kindness.

Visit my eStore and look at the products I sell. If you like what you see I appreciate it if you make a purchase.

Click on the ads you see on the blog and in the newsletter. If you see something you like and make a purchase I appreciate the support.

Okay, fingers crossed for me that the migration goes well. 

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Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
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Products for your consideration:

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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  

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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. 

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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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