Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Congratulations Class of 2019 Scroll Saw Pattern.



There are a bunch of requests coming in for graduation patterns now. Many of the requests were wanting custom graduation patterns with school names and student names. I was not geared up to do that this year. It takes some preparation to set up the billing and the templates and I don't have time right now. I'm sorry. I wish I could help. 

This graduation pattern is generic but it may be helpful. If you are skilled with Inkscape or Corel Draw please feel free to import this pattern and edit it with your student's name.  

This pattern has a backer board that can be painted the school color for some customization.

$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:


Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2018 in DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but on an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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 shippingThis is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Mom Earrings Scroll Saw Pattern.



Make a nice gift for mom in thirty minutes. Not all scroll saw projects need to be complicated. Sometimes simple is the best option. This pattern book has five different earring patterns and they are all simple. From start to finish, I completed the set above in just under thirty minutes and that included letting the spray acrylic dry. Well almost dry.

All of the patterns are designed so the smallest drill bit you need is a 1/16". The earrings below are 1.75" long. That's not that big for earrings but some ladies like smaller jewelry. If you have a set of micro drill bits you could reduce these patterns down close to 50% and still be able to cut them. 



Stack cutting is the way to go. We will use 1/8" thick wood so it is easier and faster to stack cut.


One wrap of blue painters tape will hold this small stack together.


A standard 1/16" drill bit will work for all these patterns.


I used a Pegas #1 MG blade for all the cuts. These are large enough that a #3 blade would also work fine.


Interior cuts first.


Two at a time is always better than one at a time. A little sanding and we are ready for finish.


I use spray acrylic for these. Four very light coats. You will get a little grit after the first couple of coats. You can knock that back down with 000 steel wool. Just make sure you blow off any residual steel before the next coat. 


Guys, here is a tip that you should always remember. Most women have a favorite when it comes to jewelry. They either prefer silver or gold findings. Do not give a woman silver findings if she likes gold. Go to the store and buy what she likes. This is true if you make jewelry to sell. Make both. It will increase sales.

Thank You:

Photo by Giftpundits

I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words of condolence. I am getting to that age where I am starting to experience the loss of family and friends more frequently. Those times are always difficult but having people who care makes a difference. 

Many of you shared your thoughts on how important family is and how keeping in touch can be hard. We can all look back and wish things were different but it's better to look ahead and make them different. If you have someone special that you have not spoken with for a while, take a few minutes and give them a call. 


$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

- -

Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

Products for your consideration:


Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2018 in DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but on an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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 shippingThis is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial