Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christmas Canes Scroll Saw Pattern.

This Christmas decoration is ~ten inches tall. I cut it from 1/2" thick soft maple. This is one of those projects that can be cut from any material you have handy. The thickness does not matter. You can paint it, stain it or leave it unfinished. 

My thought was that it is just larger enough to hang on the front door. You can easily use the PDF print driver to enlarge if you want it larger.  

Personalized Christmas Ornament Pattern Orders:

Orders have slowed down this week. I was finally able to get caught back up. I should be back on a two or three day turnaround if you need to order more or are ready to place your first order.

When I design the ornaments I always try to do one that is a novice level cutting. I will then design a couple that are more of an intermediate level. This year the ornament on the left is the basic novice level ornament. If you have been cutting for a few weeks you should be able to cut this ornament.

The middle ornament which I call "Bells" is definitely at the intermediate level. There are small interior cuts and the fretwork can get fragile. One tip for cutting the 1/8" thick fretwork is to stack cut the fretwork. Stack cutting thin wood makes it easier to control the cut.

The layered Nativity ornament. is a novice to intermediate level cut. If this is not your first rodeo on the scroll saw you will be able to cut this pattern. 

These ornament patterns, as well as the door wreath and pet ornaments, can be ordered below.

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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. 

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Are you curious about virtual reality? I am a certified geek so I wanted to try out virtual reality. The Oculus Go was an easy and relatively inexpensive way to give it a try. This headset is stand alone. You do not need a computer to hook it to like the more expensive models. This will not give you the full six degrees of freedom that the Oculus Rift has but the thing works extremely well with the hand controller tracking.

I'll be honest and say that I mostly use it to play games but watching movies in this thing is crazy cool. You are put into a theatre with an iMax size screen. You can watch Netflix and Hulu. Would you want to watch it for hours? No, but watching a movie is doable. 

The content available is decent but not great. There are a few games that I consider really fun and many that are not up to speed. It is getting better all the time. It is still new enough that the software creators are still learning how to make a great game. There is one ping-pong game that is so real that I have to catch myself from trying to actually catch the ball with my non-paddle hand. It feels that real.

If you have a child or grandchild that you need to buy a Christmas gift for this won't break the bank and it will probably be passed around all night. 

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