Monday, October 22, 2018

Hero Dog Tag Scroll Saw Pattern. New 2018 Personalized Pet Ornament Patterns are Ready to Order.

There are less than 1.5 million men and women in the US military active forces. That is less than .5% of our population. These men and women spend months away from family and friends. They train hard for jobs that can take them in harm's way. The pay is not great and the hours are worse. They all volunteered to take on this responsibility. We owe each of them a debt of gratitude. 

They the front line of our liberty and our freedom. They are the protectors of our land. They are our sons, daughters, husbands, and wives. They are the best we have to offer. They are our heroes.

2018 Personalized Pet Ornament Patterns: $2 per name.

I have the 2018 Personalized Pet Ornament Patterns ready to order. There is no minimum order for the pet ornaments. I have one for your dog and cat.
They are $2 per name. 

This year's patterns are segmentation designs. You will cut the backer of the ornament with the name. The head will be cut in segments then the edges are contoured. The pieces are then glued on to the backer. All parts are cut from 1/4" thick wood.

There are a couple of small parts in these patterns. Use a zero clearance over the hole in the table to prevent the pieces from falling through and getting lost. I just cover the hole with blue painters tape.
You don't need too much contouring. Just round over the edges that touch another part. You can use a Dremel tool or just hand sand. 

You see in the photo that I used two species of wood for the cat head. To makes sure the pieces fit I stack cut the head from both woods. Then you can mix and match the parts. This is especially helpful if you have more than one ornament to make.
You can use wood glue but I find it easier to use super glue with activator. I glue the segments together first then apply the entire head to the backer. I apply a spot of glue to each part so every part is glued to each other and the backer. This makes it very secure. The nose pieces are the least secure. Make sure you clamp the nose piece for a few minutes to it attaches well.

Amazon Sale on the Delta 40-694. Currently $351.80. 10/22/2018.

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I monitor the Delta 40-694 and the DeWalt DW-788 scroll saw prices on Amazon. They have these two saws on sale every few weeks. Right now the Delta is on sale for $351.80. That is nearly $50 off the regular Amazon price.

This is a very nice mid-level saw for close to an entry-level price. If you are looking to upgrade this might be a good option for you. This price does not include the stand or light. 

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If you can afford just a few more dollars there is an even better deal right now at Grizzly Tools. They currently have the DeWalt DW-788 with stand and light for $399.95. The is an amazing price for the most popular saw on the market. That is close to a $200 savings on that machine.

$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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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
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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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