Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Mother's Day Candle Dish Scroll Saw Pattern.

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If you know a mother who loves candles then add this Happy Mother's Day candle dish for a nice personal touch. I kept the pattern basic. There is not much ornamentation because the candle is the star. 

The dish will hold up to a four-inch candle. The pattern requires a relief cut for the center circle. A relief cut is simply a cut with the blade tilted to a small angle. You want to practice the relief cut in a scrap of the same wood used for the project and with the same blade. I used 1/2" thick wood and a #5 blade. My angle ended up ~ 4 degrees. Practice until you get about a 1/4" deep relief.

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All of those posts are still available but it can take days to navigate through all the blog pages. 

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Do not visit this site. It could contain malware. It is full of stolen patterns.

This is a problem I see almost every month now. The problem is growing. One of my readers will send me a link to a web page that is illegally selling my free patterns. Nine times out of ten times the owner of the page will not answer my request to take down the patterns. They are always outside of the U.S. so there is very little that can be done.

Most of these sites will have thousands of stolen patterns from many different designers. The reason that the problem has gotten so much worse is the proliferation of inexpensive laser cutter and CNC machines. The number of people looking for patterns has grown so it is worth their time to collect stolen patterns and sell them.

You can often tell the site is crooked just by looking at the way the patterns are presented. They will be in many different formats. You will see patterns that are obviously designed for different cutting methods. As in the example above they even stole my picture of the project with my signature on it so it is obvious they did not make the patterns. There are many of my patterns on this site. 

The harm to me is minimal because my business model is to give the patterns for free and make my money from donation and advertising. The harm to many of our designers is much more serious. They make their living selling patterns. 

The harm to you as a potential customer can be far higher. The likelihood that your identity will be stolen is not worth the risk of dealing with these sites. Many of them contain malware. Most of the time these sites are discovered through searches on Google or places like Pinterest. Just be careful when you are searching for patterns.

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