Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Personalized Basketball Trophy Scroll Saw Pattern.

It's basketball season and I'm sure many of you have children and grandchildren participating on a school team. You can easily personalize this trophy with their number for a nice keepsake. Basketball teams typically have 15 or fewer players so you could make one for every child.

This pattern does require a good curve cutting technique. You want the ball to look round and not misshapen. Go slow if you have to and cut on the outside of the line just in case you need to sand away and flaws.

You can also use my free online Stencil program to make a pattern of the child's name to add to the project. You may need to make the base a little longer so the name will fit.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Ark Puzzle:

Philip Lowndes is an Automata artist living in the UK. He designs and builds wonderful wooden mechanical marvels. What I am showing you here today is his Noah's Ark Puzzle. He sells the plans for this incredible heirloom quality puzzle.  This is a toy that will be handed down in your family from generation to generation. Best of all he offers a full satisfaction guarantee on the pattern.

I have had the link to this pattern on my blog for several years but I know many of you only read the newsletter so I wanted to share the puzzle in a post. 

If you have small children in the family then you should check out the video and you will see what a wonderful gift this will make for a child.

 Click to buy the pattern.

$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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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 shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  

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This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
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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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