Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jewelry Tray Scroll Saw Pattern.




This small tray is eight inches long and five inches wide. I designed it to sit beside the sink to hold her jewelry while she prepares for the day. 

The dish part of the tray is made using a relief cut. If you have never made a relief cut I put instructions in the pattern. Basically, you make the cut with the blade tilted to a small angle. The cut forms a wedge shape and lets the pieces wedge together. The amount of the angle and the size of the blade affects the amount of tilt you need so test cuts are used until to get the angle correct.

This is another quick project that uses very little wood. I used 1/2" thick walnut. You can use thicker wood but it starts to look a bit bulky at 3/4" thick. 

The only real challenge in the project is cutting the inner oval accurately. You do not have the option to sand out mistakes because it won't fit if you sand it. 

My goal when cutting a circle/oval is to never veer off the pattern line more than the thickness of the blade. If you see white paper between the blade and the pattern line that white area should be no thicker than the thickness of the blade. If the error is more than this then you may start to see the error in the finished project. This is just a goal. It does not mean start over if you miss the goal it just gives you something to shoot for. 

Errors in geometric shapes, circles, ovals. squares, rectangles, and triangles are picked up by the human eye and stand out. That is where you want to be as accurate as possible. When you are cutting organic shapes you can speed up and the errors will not be noticed.

USB Pattern Catalog ready to ship... Supplies limited. $23 plus $3.50 Shipping U.S. Only....

For those of you who would like to see the USB catalog before you buy here is a video demonstration.

I want to make it clear that the USB Catalog can only ship to the U.S. I am receiving several international orders and I cannot fill them at this time. The DVD does ship to several countries and I will soon have a file download option that will work internationally.



Okay. The first day of the new USB Pattern catalog went very well. I completely sold out and still have many orders to fill. If you did not receive an invoice then you will be in the next batch. No worries because I have many more USB drives on the way. They should be in this week. If you are waiting for an invoice make sure you occasionally check your spam folder. 

You will not make payment until your drive is ready to ship. I will send an email invoice for payment. When payment is received I will ship the drive. I will hold the order for three days for payment after the invoice is sent. If you will be sending a check for payment I will ship the drive after I receive the check. Please let me know you will be paying my check when you receive the invoice so I can hold the drive.

In case you missed the announcement the other day, here is what this is. Every year I put all of the patterns in my online catalog on a DVD. These have sold well but more and more people don't have DVD drives on their newer computers. I have decided to add a USB drive so you will have options.

This does not replace the DVD. It will still be available. You can order the DVD below.

I am still working on a file download option. Hopefully coming soon.....

Remember. You do not need to buy this USB catalog to have access to my patterns. These are the same patterns that are in my free online catalog. This USB catalog is for those who wish to have a backup of my catalog for offline use. If this blog ever shuts down you will have the patterns. You can use the USB catalog at club meetings or on vacation when the internet is not available. 


$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