Tuesday, November 13, 2018

3D Candle Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern.

Here is a simple 3D Christmas ornament with an optional display stand.  The ornament is cut from 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood and the display stand is 1/4" thick BB ply.

Remember that stack cutting 1/8" thick plywood makes it much easier to control the cut. It also lets you increase your productivity by cutting more than one at a time.
You may notice that I used two jump rings to attach the ornament to the display stand. I think this looks better than string. You can get the jump rings at any craft store that sell jewelry supplies. 

A runner band makes a nice gentle clamp while the glue dries. 


Answering email is one of my favorite things about writing this blog. I get to speak with people all over the world who are passionate about our hobby. Some are new to the scroll saw and some have years of experience. I learn a great deal from all of you. 

One of my favorite emails is when someone sends me a picture of their shop or a project they are working on. Occasionally I will get pictures of the city they live in. Those are really special.

I hear from people from dozens of countries. Luckily I have Google translate so most of the time the communication goes pretty well. I am also lucky that so many people in other countries speak/write some English. That helps a lot. Sometimes their English is better than mine. :)

Unfortunately, this is the time of year that I get so many emails that I just can't get to all of them. I have 616 emails in my inbox right now. If I spend on average four minutes per email that is over 40 hours of replies. You could realistically double that time. I clean out my inbox at the end of the month so you can see how fast I get backed up. 

I am not writing this to complain or to ask that you not send me an email. Just the opposite. I wish more people would send me an email. 

I am writing this because I know that some people get frustrated with me when I don't reply. Please know that is is only because of time. I do care about your questions.

I am now trying to be more organized with my time. I am making sure to spend at least one hour a day on email. I'll do my best to get to your question. If you don't get a reply I have no problem when you send the email again. 

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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
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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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