Thursday, October 10, 2019

Four Styles of Desk Organizer Scroll Saw Pattern.


 Download Below

I needed a desk organizer tray so that is today's project. I needed a place for my iPhone and business cards. One of the designs replaces the business card holder with a pen/pencil holder. I also included one without a business card or smartphone holder. You can see a diagram of all four designs below.

The smartphone slot is the cut that you may need to alter. I have a case on my iPhone so I made the slot larger. You may need to adjust for your phone.

The phone slot also has a hole for the power cable to come through. There needs to be enough room for the power cable to plug into the phone. I put rubber feet on the bottom of the organizer to get it higher. 


This is a two-layer design. To get a good glue-up of the layers you want to select boards that are relatively flat.

In this project, it is important that the lines be cut as straight as possible. A crooked cut will really show up in this project. Sand away any miscuts before you to the glue-up.

The picture below shows the rubber feet I used. These are self-stick feet that you can get at almost any hardware store.


The next image shows the four designs.



Wooden Visions by Charles Dearing.

Click to Visit Wooden Visions

Charles Dearing has been producing incredible portrait style patterns since 1997. If he is not the best in the world he is darn close. Charles had to close the shop for a while but he now has his site back up and running. If you want a challenge, give one of Charles patterns a try.

He has a huge variety of patterns from celebrities to animals. Charles can also do custom patterns for you. If you have a loved one that you would like a beautiful pattern of then give Charles a shout. He has details on his web page.



These spectacular examples of portraits completed from Charles's patterns are a bit intimidating but when completed you will have something special. He also has patterns that are for us mere mortals. 


Charles says all the patterns are downloadable after purchase.
He also has instructional vodeos available.
Over 1500 patterns are available including free patterns for you to try.




Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.



The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.


$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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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

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75 Years of Anniversary Scroll Saw Patterns.


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The wedding anniversary is one of the most significant events in a couple's life. It celebrates a commitment to each other that was promised on their wedding day.

There are 75 patterns in the book. Obviously one for each anniversary year between 1 and 75. This is a large plaque. It is ~11" tall and 10" wide. I am showing the simulated image with a red painted backer board.

What is the oldest wedding anniversary?

The world's oldest married couple aged 110 and 103, say life and marriage are all about being happy… West Yorkshire couple Karam Chand aged 110 and his 103-year-old wife Kartari celebrated their 90th wedding anniversary, making them the world's oldest married couple.

Patty and I have been married 40 years and we are not even close to halfway to the record. :)


Beginner Tip: Perfect sharp turns.


Turning a scroll saw blade to cut is another direction requires some practice. Even with practice, the turn will be somewhat rounded. The blade has to remove material to be able to make the turn so it won't be a perfectly square transition.

In the photo above I have a square pattern that I want to have nice sharp corners. I will be cutting in the direction of the red arrows.


When I get to the end of the line I don't try to make the turn. I keep cutting into the waste area of the wood. I circle around in the opposite direction and come back to the line perfectly lined up. 


As long as I intercept the line on point I will have a perfectly sharp corner. I simply use the same technique at each corner until I get back to the beginning.

Not every corner will need to be this perfect but when they do the above technique is the best alternative. 


One last reminder:


October 12 and 13, 2019. The Artistry in Wood Show is quite simply one of the most amazing woodworking events that I have ever attended. The level of skill at this show is world-class. When I walked in the door for my first visit my jaw dropped. You seldom have a chance to see this much beautiful art in one location. I am really looking forward to this weekend.

I will be the guest of Bear Woods and Grobet USA in their booth. If you plan to attend the sho I would love for you to stop and say hello. 



Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.



The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.


$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

- -

Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.





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If your primary wood crafting is the scroll saw then you may not need a full-size table saw. Maybe you have limited space for your workshop. This 10" DeWalt Table Saw has a 16" rip capacity and gets good reviews.

  • 49 pound unit weight and optimized footprint make this the most portable saw in its class. Shoe bevels 0 to 45 for beveled cuts
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  • Standard: 24 tooth SERIES 30 saw blade, Mitre fence, 2 blade spanners, Parallel fence, Dust port reducer, Push stick. No Load Speed: 3,850 rpm
  • 15 Amp motor quickly rips through hardwoods with ease

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