Sunday, January 20, 2019

Commemorative Basketball Jersey Constructions Set Scroll Saw Pattern.

Do you have a child or grandchild playing basketball this year? This pattern book will let you make a commemorative basketball jersey for them to hang in their room. All the numbers and letters are included. There are three sizes of letters so you should be able to fit most names. If you run out of room going straight across then you can arch the letters.

This pattern can also be used to make a jersey of your favorite pro or college basketball players. 

I cut the profile of the jersey and the backer board as a stack so they are exactly the same size and shape. 

After you get the profiles cut out, remove the backer board and drill the interior holes in the jersey. Make the interior cuts. 

Prepare the numbers and letters for cutting. Select the size of the letters that will allow you to fit the name across the jersey. Select the largest set that fits.

Glue the backer board to the jersey.
Glue the numbers and letters to the front of the jersey. 

I am not big on painting wood but in this case, painting might work. If you know the school colors I would go with that. I also think you can leave it natural and it looks fine.

This pattern could also be edited to change the word basketball to the team name. Remember the videos where I showed how to use Inkscape to edit my patterns. That would work well here.

I asked for your preference and you answered.

The other day I asked what other delivery options you would like for my pattern catalog in place of the DVD. The options are USB and File Transfer. Your replies were just about 50/50 so I am trying to make both happen. 

As you can see from the picture above I have already started making the USB drives. They are 8gb drives so they will hold the catalog with plenty of extra room for growth. The cost will be as expected a little higher than the DVD. $23.00 plus $3.50 shipping. That is not quite a $3 bump over the DVD. I am pretty sure I can make that price. I have more flash drives ordered and on the way. Hopefully, this option will be available soon. 

The file download option is actually a bit more complicated. I am still researching a reliable file hosting service. It has to be fast and convenient to use. I have found a few services that will work but they are mainly designed for sharing files among friends or work colleagues. I need one that can present a customer interface. If any of you have used such a service that works well please pass it along to me.

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. 

Limited Time Offer from Heritage Wood Specialties:

Take advantage of this limited time offer of free shipping. Stock up now on the boards you need for projects this winter. Offer ends 1/31/2019. Act now.

Note: Free shipping applies to orders in the lower 48 states only. 

$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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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.

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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