Saturday, January 19, 2019

Basketball Shooter Game Scroll Saw Pattern.

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I am staying with the theme for this week with another tabletop game. This is a tabletop basketball shooter game. You can put this together in just a couple of hours. 

I used a ping pong ball for the basketball. There is 1/2" and 1/4" Baltic birch plywood, The flipper is 1/16" thick acrylic.

I used super glue and spray fixative to attach the string to the ping pong ball.

The acrylic can be difficult to cut on the scroll saw. I sandwich it between two sheets of plywood and the cuts come out smooth. It's also best to drill the holes for the screws before you remove the plywood.

Thanks for the feedback on catalog options:

I had many emails today with suggestions for alternative methods to sell my catalog. It was about 50/50 on people who wanted the thumb drive vs the zip file. 

I spent a few hours today researching both options. For the thumb drive option, I ordered a few drives for a test run sometime next week. These will be a first come first serve until I can get a handle on how many I need to stock.

The average download bandwidth in the US is 64Mbps. That would mean that the average possible download time of a 2gb file is under 5 minutes. For a slow 10Mbps, it would be around 30 minutes. That is acceptable. 

The more complicated issue is where to host the file. There are tons of options and I have to decide which is the most reliable and cost-efficient. I don't want to host the file on my server because my ISP would freak out if 50 people started to download a 2gb file. My host provides unlimited bandwidth but you quickly find out that unlimited does not actually mean unlimited.

Right now I want to provide both options. That is what I am working on so thanks for all the feedback.

2007-2018 Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog DVD Now Available. $20

$20 plus shipping

For those of you who have been waiting for the update, it is now available to order.

For those of you who are new here are the details. 

Every year in January I compile all the scroll saw patterns that I have designed and put them on a DVD. The DVD includes every pattern from 2007-present. Currently, that is over 2,600 patterns.

Why should you buy the DVD? These are the same patterns that are in my free online catalog. You do not have to buy the DVD to have access to the patterns.

The DVD is produced because so many people asked for it. People want to have the patterns available locally. In some cases, they want the patterns for their club library. Others like the ease of searching the patterns on their local computer. Many people buy the DVD just to support what I do.

The #1 reason I have been told that the DVD catalog is needed is that they fear I will go offline and all the pattern will be gone forever. 

Whatever your reason I truly appreciate you purchasing the DVD. The sales from this product go a long way to support what I do here on the blog. 

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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.

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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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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