Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nativity Cross Scroll Saw Pattern.

This Nativity cross pattern comes in two sizes. The large pattern is 12.5" X 14". In the example above I am showing the backer board painted red. 

A few readers have asked me where they can find patterns I have posted in the past. Every pattern I have posted since May of 2007 is available in my free online pattern catalog. They are all in categories and are searchable by keyword. Here is the link to the catalog. The link is also always available on the blog. There are over 3,000 free patterns in the catalog. You will find something to make. You could complete most of your Christmas list from my catalog. Give it a try.

EMAIL Newsletter update:
So far so good. The new email newsletter delivery service seemed to work much better than the old service. The Newsletter went out to 62 different countries. Over 20,000 were delivered. There are going to be a few small differences. The old Newsletter always went out at 7am. With the new service, I am unclear if that will still happen. It may go out at 7am Eastern time. I'm not sure if it is changing with the time zones or not. 

Spam. It is still possible for the new newsletter to go to the spam folder. To help prevent this from happening, add the Newsletter email to your contacts list. 

Some email clients my disable images in the email. Each email client is different but you can tell your client to allow images if they are not showing up.

The new system gives me much more analytics to help me see what is going on. I can now see how many of the emails that go out actually get opened. My opened rate was over 30%. That is very high for a newsletter and that makes me excited. I hope to use the data to make the newsletter better over time. 

I want to give a huge thank you to all the readers who gave me feedback about the newsletter today. I was also very appreciative of all the kind donations to help offset the additional costs. 

I will try not to bore you with these newsletter details unless something important comes up. The old system will still be active for a short time.

If you own a table saw you need this tool. Great Christmas gift for a woodworking friend, husband or wife.

This is an ad. This is also a tool I use almost every day I am in my shop. Scrollers use lots of small pieces of wood for their projects. Sometimes we have to cut those small pieces to even smaller sizes to use them on our scroll saw. That can be a dangerous operation if not done correctly. You can make yout own push sticks and they can work safely for some cuts. There are other cuts where the added safety of the GRR-Ripper is necessary.

Buy GRR-Ripper 3D Pushblock and take the danger out of those cuts. I have never felt more comfortable using the table saw than I do when using the GRR-Ripper pushblock.

I have had people tell me they think it takes too much time to set up the GRR-Ripper. That is just not the case at all. Most of the time it takes me a few seconds and I am ready to cut. I will give that time to help me keep my hands safe.

Look at the picture above. Do you see how much distance the hand is from the blade? Notice that it is a one-handed operation. This keeps your other hand away from the blade and helps prevent you from leaning over the blade. 

The side stabilizer foot keeps the GRR-Ripper pushblock stable. Most DIY push sticks are anything but stable. 

You can probably tell that I am a big fan of the GRR-Ripper. I plan to buy a second one so I can do hand over hand push operations. The GRR-Ripper also works great on router tables, band saws, and jointers.

The current Amazon price for the basic GRR-Ripper is $59. This tool is worth every penny of that price. Just take a few minutes and read through the Amazon customer reviews.

Disclaimer. Micro Jig has given me a few free tools. They did not give me the Grr-Gripper. I purchased it myself. This is not a paid review. It is a review with an affiliate link. 

$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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Make your own scroll saw patterns online.

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If you would like to make a fast personalized key fob or desk nameplate pattern
then check out my free online Pattern Designer.

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. 

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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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