Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jesus Knows me this I Love! Scroll Saw Pattern.



I had a request for this pattern today and thought a few of you may enjoy it also. I'll have to show my lack of knowledge here. I thought it was a typo. I knew the Hymn "Jesus loves me this I know" but these reversed words were something I had not heard. 

After looking for the quote online I saw that it is an often used quote. The person who requested the pattern said it had special meaning to a friend. I hope it is a pattern that some of you will enjoy also.

Religious patterns: 

This is a subject that comes up pretty often. I get an email asking me if I can be more inclusive with patterns for other religions. My religious education is not strong. I am always fearful that I will do something offensive or dumb out of ignorance. I have a great friend( Jim )who has much more knowledge of religious doctrine than me. I will occasionally run things by him out of caution. I will also just try a Google search for information. Many times I just don't do the pattern because I don't enjoy looking dumb. (That already happens too often.)

I just want everyone to know that my lack of diversity is a reflection of my education and not a disrespect for others views and beliefs. I guarantee you that if I did a Buddhism themed pattern I would mess it up. 

I also often get questions about my opinions, views, and beliefs on religious and political subjects. I rarely reply to those emails. Not because I don't have opinions or even mind sharing them. Those subjects are just not easily discussed in an email or on the internet. Facebook, Twitter, email, and other social media sites are absolutely terrible places to have a serious and potentially hurtful discussion. For those discussions, I want to look you in the eye.

I try to keep the Blog as friendly as possible to anyone who wants to be with me. I hope I can do that most of the time. Thanks for understanding.

Poll Answers:

Yesterday I asked a question about the direction you cut a scroll saw pattern. I also posted a poll. The results are below. Pretty even between clockwise, counter-clockwise, and both directions.

My main interest was to determine if there was a solid reason to cut one direction or the other. I predominantly cut counter-clockwise but I don't have a reason that I would feel comfortable telling someone new. I think it is mostly a habit. The one thought I had was that maybe the natural drift of the blade makes it easier to cut counter-clockwise. That was more of a guess than anything.

I asked for your thoughts and spent a couple hours today looking at the emails. I read them all. The most common answer was that the drift of the blade made it easier to cut counter-clockwise. Several people thought it was related to if you are left or right handed. 

I had two people tell me that Patrick Spielman wrote in one of his books that he suggested cutting interior cuts counter-clockwise and exterior cuts clockwise. I have several of his books but could not find that tip so I don't know what his reasoning was. 

To make a long story short I am still not certain there is a rule that should be followed. I have reached out to a couple of advanced scrollers I know to hear their thoughts. I'll update this if they have a better answer.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

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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.

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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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Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fairy Door Scroll Saw Pattern.



I have received many requests to design a fairy door. For some reason, I have never gotten around to it. When I got another request today I decided I better get one done. 

I kept it pretty simple. The door slats are 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood. The rest is hardwood. 

The door stands 7.5 inches tall. Just big enough for your average size fairy. Don't forget to charge rent and get a deposit. Faries are sneaky. 


Some people put these Fairy doors outside at the bottom of a tree. If you do that make sure you give it a good spar urethane finish. Also, remember to use outdoor rated glue. Titebond II is a good choice.



As you can see there are not many parts. When you cut the door slats make sure you follow the instructions. The hinges are small parts. You will want a zero clearance so the parts don't fall and get lost. I piece of blue painters tape over the hole makes a quick and easy zero clearance.


I have a question:


Clockwise, counter-clockwise or Both? I have thought about this question many times and have never decided if there is a correct answer. 

The question is. Is there a valid reason to cut a scroll saw pattern in the clockwise or counter-clockwise direction? I cut counter-clockwise 90 percent of the time. I'm asking about 90-degree cuts. There are reasons to cut one direction or the other for beveled cuts but what about flat cuts?

I think I cut counter-clockwise simply because it is my habit. I have asked myself if cutting counter-clockwise is more accurate because of the direction of the blade drift. I cut more accurate when cutting counter-clockwise but that may just be because I do it more. 

When I get asked this question I usually say to pick a direction and stay with it as much as possible to help build muscle memory. It never hurts to practice cutting in the opposite direction some times just to be more proficient. 

Have any of you ever heard a theory about cutting one direction or the other? Email me.

If you want to participate in a poll click the image below to answer a one question online poll. I'll show the results when I get them.


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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  


Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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