Monday, January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Scroll Saw Pattern.


In memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on his day January 21, 2019


"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." Martin Luther King Jr.

This Martin Luther King Jr. inspirational quote is 9.5" tall. You can use the optional backer board to make it a wall hanging. Leave off the backer board and add a base for more of a sculptural piece of word art.



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Need some math help:


Feel free to skip this if you don't like math problems.

On December 31, I posted this pattern of the Octagon Basket. It has an error that I have not been able to correct. I need some help. The miter along each side of the eight sides is 22.5 degrees forming an octagon. Because the sides are tapered this causes the basket to form the basket shape.

Up to that point, everything is good. Here is the place I need help. The bottom of each of the eight sides has to be cut on an angle so there is a flat surface to glue the bottom on. I left the blade tilted to 22.5 degrees and it was close enough to get the glue up done. Unfortunately, that is not correct.

I can do physical measurements and approximate the correct angle to be around 15 degrees but I want to have the math to give an exact answer. 

The diameter across the top of the basket if 10 inches. The diameter across the bottom of the basket is 7 5/8 inches. The height of the basket is 4 3/4". 

I am able to use my graphics program to draw and measure the angle for the bottom angle to be 14.33 degrees.(See photo). Is this correct? Given a height in inches, top diameter in inches and bottom diameter in inches what is the math to calculate the bottom angle? 


Now for the tougher question. The bottom angle calculated above is caused because each of the eight sides is tapered. That's what gives it the basket shape. I was able to do the measurement above because I already had the basket built and was able to physically measure the top and bottom diameter.

How do I determine the top and bottom diameters before the basket is built? Given the shape below and making an eight-sided basket, how do I calculate what the top and bottom diameter will be from these measurements? 


If you are a woodworker and have read this far I know you are screaming to just sand the bottom flat after the sides a glued together. Good point and that will work but as a designer, I need to be able to make the patterns and that requires me to be able to make the calculations.

I normally am able to solve these problems using Google. I have not been successful finding Google results that are giving me the help I want. If you have the knowledge to help me understand this I do appreciate it. I have other designs in mind that need this math and I want to have a better understanding before I begin.

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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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  


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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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

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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 her for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
http://www.stevedgood.com/swpd/swpdorderpage.html
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

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Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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