Friday, November 2, 2018

Boston Red Sox World Series Champions Commemorative Plate Scroll Saw Pattern. A new Giveaway!

The Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series over the Dodgers in five games. The series had a memorable game three that went a record 18 innings over 7 hours. The series MVP was Steve Pearce. This was the ninth championship in franchise history for Boston. Congratulations to the Red Sox and all their fans.

This commemorative plate is eight inches in diameter. It is designed in three layers. The backer board, plate, and decorative bat and ball. 

I also included a smaller 6" plate but it will be difficult to cut the small letters. You will need a steady hand and a #1 blade. I would only recommend it for scrollers with some experience. I included the smaller version so I could write about the next section of this post.

Using my patterns with laser cutters:

I have more and more readers who are using my patterns with their laser cutters. These machines are slowly becoming more widely available to the home woodworker/crafter. Decent laser cutter/engravers are still quite expensive. Fortunately, many cities now have maker spaces and libraries that have laser cutters available to the public. I have a local library that has a very nice laser cutter and requires no payment to use it. You just take a simple orientation class and you are ready to get started. Check your library to see if they offer a maker space.

When I create the pdf of the pattern I make sure that the pattern pages remain in vector format. This gives a couple of advantages. It gives a fine line pattern that is easy to cut on the scroll saw and it is a format that allows it to be easily imported into vector programs. After the pattern is imported into a vector program it can be edited to work with a laser cutter, CNC router etc.

A free vector program named Inkscape is a good choice to import and edit my patterns. You can even use this program to edit the pattern for use on the scroll saw. You can personalize the pattern, change the size, convert to red line or other changes.

In today's pattern, I included a smaller version that is 6" in diameter. It would be more difficult to cut on the scroll saw but it is easily cut on a laser. In the picture below I let my laser engraver/cutter make today's pattern. I cut all three parts from 1/8" Baltic birch plywood. I painted the backer board red. I have a nice keepsake from the World Series.

Bear Woods Sponsored Giveaway:

The 1st Winner will receive a $100 Bear Woods gift certificate.
The 2nd winner will receive a completed Charles Dearing artwork.

Bear Woods is celebrating giving during the month of November. Each day in November Bear Woods will feature a different charitable woodworker/crafter. Bear Woods will donate $50 to that woodworker so they can continue their charitable work. 

When you enter the contest you will be asked to visit the Bear Woods Gives page that celebrates these charitable woodworkers and features their story.

The giveaway ends the last day of November. You can enter every day. The winners will be chosen randomly by the contest organizer. 

Please read. On the contest entry page, you will have to click a button to continue to the Bear Woods Gives page. You will have to close that page and return to the contest entry page to complete the entry.

$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
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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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This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
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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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