Sunday, September 29, 2019

Segmented Rose Scroll Saw Pattern.


 Download Below

This segmented rose project is 10.75" tall and 8" wide. It was cut from 1/2" thick soft maple. The pieces are glued to a 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood backer board. I used a lemon oil finish with a few coats of spray acrylic for protection. 

If you are new to the hobby you may want to know the difference between segmentation and intarsia. This pattern could be used with either technique.

Segmentation is cut from a single board of one species. All the pieces are cut apart. Sanded and contoured and glued back together, usually glued to a backer board. The contouring of each piece in a segmentation project is often little more than a round over but can be given more depth if desired.

Segmentation can be left natural, stained or even painted. Painting is often just a light wash so the grain of the wood shows through. 

Intarsia is cut from multiple species of woods. The natural color and grain of each species are used to give color and form to the art piece. Intarsia normally has more contouring. Sometimes the parts are set on riser blocks to give more depth. 

If you wanted to use this pattern for an intarsia project you may select redheart wood for the rose. Green poplar for the leaves and stem. Maple for the background and walnut for the ring. One of the most time-consuming parts of creating intarsia is selecting the wood. It is also a very creative and fun art. 

For more information about intarsia check out the studio of Judy Gale Roberts. Judy and her staff teach classes. She has hundreds of intarsia pattern for beginners to advanced artists. Tools and supplies and much more.







Artistry in Wood Show: Wilmington, OH. October 12th, 13th 2019


Just a reminder that the Artistry in Wood Show is coming up in two weeks. October 12 and 13. The show is held in Wilmington OH. This is the 38th and final show so if you are close enough to attend it should be a special event.

I will be there both days. Bear Woods is allowing me to spend time in their booth as a guest. If you make it to the show please stop and say hello. 

This show is primarily geared towards woodcarvers. Over the last few years, they have had larger participation from scroll saw vendors. Don't expect a large number of scroll saw vendors but there should be enough to keep you entertained.

Hope to see you there.


Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.



The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.


$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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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Welcome Sign Scroll Saw Pattern.


Download Below

This Welcome Sign pattern comes in two sizes. The small one is 10.5" tall. The large one is 14" tall. The sign is made up of three 1/4" thick layers.

I had a reader ask me about welcome signs. They wanted to know if I ever made signs that were not in the country style. I went back and looked and she was right. All the welcome signs I had designed were either themed or looked like they belonged in a country style home.

She wanted one that was designed to match a Federal-style home. That is what I tried to do with this pattern. I am certainly no architect but I tried to match shapes from Federal-style furniture. In a Federal-style piece of furniture, the flowers would have probably been painted on. 

I have no idea if I succeeded but she likes it so I guess that is all that matters. Maybe a few of you can use the pattern also.


Fall Festivals and Holiday Craft shows.

This is the time of year when most crafts are sold. October, November, and December are the hottest months of the year for crafts. If you don't sell your crafts then it is a great time to go look and get inspired by local artists.

Many small events are held all over the country in churches, schools, and street fairs. Watch local bulletins boards and online community forums for these events.

There are also many larger craft shows that are regular yearly events. One place to find festivals and craft events is https://www.fairsandfestivals.net/ This site allows you to enter your search area and find shows that match your search. You may be surprised bu how many there are in your area.

If you have never sold at a craft show then consider giving it a try. It is getting short to build inventory for this year's shows but you can go, scout, the shows and try to pick one that fits your interests. 

It is not uncommon for first-time sellers to become disappointed when they don't sell as much as they like. You may not even make your entry fee back. That stings a little but you have to gain the experience before you can make the correct decisions on prices, inventory, display, salse pitch and more. It is not easy but it can be fun. If you do have good sales then that is a big plus. 

You do have to go into it upfront knowing that there will be a few folks who are difficult to deal with but there will be many more who will love to see what you have to offer. Meeting people who like what you do is very rewarding and inspiring.

Don't go hog wild the first few times out. You can spend hundreds of dollars on inventory, tents, credit card machines, entry fees and so much more. Start small and get a feel for what you enjoy.
A small church event is perfect if you have never sold before. The small entry fees usually go to help the church or community. School events are much the same as church shows. 




Bear Woods Newsletter:

Not a paid ad.

Stephen, from Bear Woods, asked if I would share the link to his current newsletter. First, know that there is a coupon in the newsletter for 5% off orders over $50 until October 1st. If you want to try the Pegas or Niqua scroll saw blades this is a good opportunity to save a few bucks. 

There is also an excellent video showcasing the new Pegas scroll band saw. That is a really cool machine. I have one now and am trying to find the time to do a video review. Watch for that soon.

I recently spoke about the Marathon Micromotor. They have the starter kit available now. You can see what that has to offer. Don't forget that they are giving away the Marathon Micromotor to one lucky winner online and another one at the Artistry in Wood Show next month.

There are details about the upcoming show in the newsletter also. Check it out and see if there is something of interest for you. 



Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.



The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.


$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: