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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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 in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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.


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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.

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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 in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.





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Friday, September 27, 2019

Simple Halloween Witch Scroll Saw Pattern.


Download Below

This is just a simple Halloween decoration pattern. It is about eight inches tall. I am showing the simulated image above painted black and white. The white is a second layer backer board. 

Personalized Christmas Ornament Orders:
I am receiving a few orders for the Personalized Christmas ornaments who are asking for the name to be blank. I don't sell just the template. I do these patterns to help fund the Scrollsaw Workshop. Giving the template away for you to add the name kind of defeats the purpose. 

If you really need the patterns to be free, just order a set with names and blank the names out
using Inkscape. I would hope that you only do this if funds are very tight. I want you to have the patterns. If you can't afford them then I understand. I try to keep the patterns as inexpensive as possible so more people can make them. 

If you don't have the ability to use Inkscape to blank out the names or pay and you need a set of ornament patterns please just email me and I will make sure you get them.  

Thanks for understanding.

Wonderful gift for my wife and me From Ed Munson.

 Click Images to Enlarge

I had a package delivered yesterday. It was a surprise gift from one of my subscribers by the name of Ed Munson. Ed cut these coins on his DeWalt DW788 scroll saw. They are absolutely beautiful and the craftsmanship is incredible. Notice that he cut the interior of the letters out. That takes skill and a very tiny drill bit. :)

The belt buckle silver dollar was for me and the Kennedy half a dollar was for Patty.  Patty has been interested in the Kennedy family for years. She reads all the books and watches the documentaries. This was the perfect gift for Patty and helped her feel better as she recovers from surgery.


I had to share these with everyone because I know many of you will enjoy seeing the craftsmanship that Ed put into this jewelry. 

Ed, I just wanted to once again tell you how much appreciated these gifts were. It was very special for you to include Patty and ask about her recovery. She was touched as was I. Thank you.


Dasher Pattern Link Error.


The link that went out in yesterdays post was incorrect. I sent out a second email with the correct link but if you missed it here it is again. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Sneak Peek, Large Personalized Christmas Door Ornament:


For the last few years, I have taken orders for a large personalized Christmas door ornament. They have always been popular so I am working on another one for this year. The one above is what I have decided on for 2019. It is just under 12 inches tall. There are two layers. In the one above I painted the backer board white and the ornament red. 

I will start taking orders as soon as I can get the automation software written and the order form completed. I am shooting for Sunday. The price per name will be $5. The patterns will be delivered by email. You only pay after you receive the pattern and are completely satisfied.

The email will include an invoice to pay securely online with a credit card through PayPal or you can pay with cash or check. 


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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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 in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.





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Baltic birch plywood is perfect for cutting Christmas ornaments like the ones I am taking orders for. Amazon(Woodpeckers) sells 12" X 12" sheets in bundles of 8, 12, or 25 sheets.   

You can cut four of the basic and candle patterns from one 12" X 12" sheet so the cost per ornament is about 60 cents. The tree layer nativity ornament will tak most of one sheet. 

If you have a local source for Baltic birch plywood then that will probably be a better deal. This price is a little high but it is very convenient. It is already cut into 12" X 12" sheets. Cutting down 5' X 5" sheets from the lumber store is a pain.

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This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






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Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.

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