Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bull Horn Scroll Saw Pattern.

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You can probably imagine that I receive many requests for patterns. I keep a "maybe to-do" list and a "to-do" list. This one has been on the maybe to-do list for several years. You may be surprised to hear that this pattern gets requested a few times a year. Not all of the requests come from Texas either. Because it has been a repeated request and a simple pattern I drew this up tonight. 

The pattern comes in two sizes. The largest one measures 15 inches across the horns. I mounted it on the backer board for display. Most of the time you see this piece mounted directly on the wall. 

Let me tell you a story. I am a city boy. I have never lived more than five minutes from a mall. If I had to raise my own food things would get bleak quick.

Several years ago, I was with a friend. He wanted to take me squirrel hunting. This is way out of my element but I agreed to go. We went to his sister's farm to hunt. After a few hours of doing more talking than hunting, we headed back to the farmhouse. 

As we approached the farmer was rounding up a bunch of cows and herding them to the barn. I soon found out that it was time for the cattle to have their pink eye medicine. He was alone and ask for our help. Not wanting to look like a city boy I headed to the barn. 

The cows came in the barn and walked right up to a holding pin one at a time. They need a little prodding but were generally well behaved. I helped move them along and was feeling quite proud of my farmer experience. 

The next ten minutes changed my initial pride. It was time for the bull to take his turn. His size alone already had me backing up. He walked into the holding pen and when he saw what the farmer was about to do he backed out. I am still backed up. Way back. 

The farmer saw me standing next to a pile of 2 X 4's. He yelled at me to grab one. I was not sure what he wanted me to do with it but at least I had a weapon. 

They coaxed the bull back into the pen. The farmer yelled at me to shove the 2 X 4 behind the butt of the bull to hold him in the pen. I was absolutely shaking in my britches but I did as asked. 

The bull did not even break a sweat. He just took one step backward and snapped that 2 X 4 in half. I was pretty much done. They were on their own.

They moved the bull back in the pen and the farmer reached out with some sadistic looking tool and grabbed the bull by the nose. That bull went wherever the farmer wanted as long as that thing was in his nose.

 Since then I have stayed in my lane. I found out that I am much more comfortable eating beef than I am heading bulls. 

Heritage Wood Offer: Free shipping on orders over $100! 

Tim, from Heritage Wood Specialties, emailed me today with an offer for you guys. From now until October 31, you will get free shipping on all orders over $100. Wood is heavy so this has the potential to save you lots of cash.

Let me recommend one of their products in particular. Under the Products menu on their web site, they have an item named (Scroll Saw Blanks). These glued up blanks are color-matched, sanded and just beautiful. They come in sizes 12" X 12", 12" X 16", and 12" X 20" in all the thicknesses you need for your scroll saw projects.

They have over 20 species to choose from and they are ready to cut out of the package. If you want wide boards for larger scroll saw projects these blanks are perfect.

Let me talk to you for a minute about my relationship with Heritage Wood Specialties. I do not take money for their advertising on my blog. I receive a monthly shipment of their product. I do that for a reason. I want to keep an eye on the quality of their wood. I see what they are producing every month. 

Is every board perfect? No wood is a natural material. Some boards will occasionally be slightly warped. When you order thin boards you are always going to have some movement. Heritage does an excellent job of minimizing this with their packaging. I would say that less than 10% of the boards I have received over several years have been very flat. 8% have had some warp and 2% had too much warp. That is really impressive. You experience may vary depending on where in the country you live. Large changes in moisture levels make a difference.

Heritage Wood Specialties' signature is quality. They are not Amazon. They ask that you allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. If you are in a hurry make sure you contact them first and see what the time delay is. 

When I first chose Heritage as a place to recommend to my readers to I wanted someone I could trust. I hade received several emails from subscribers who used Heritage and were pleased. I placed a test order and was also pleased with the product.

I still monitor email every month with comments about the companies I work with. Let me tell you one product that you may not be pleased with unless you understand upfront what you are buying. They call the item Scroll-Pak. Here is their description of the Scroll-Pak

Our Scroll-PAK is an assortment of wood that just didn't quite measure up to the perfect standards of Spec-WOOD and Scroll Saw Blanks. Pieces can be from 1/8" to 3/4" thick, 2" to 12" wide, and 6" to 24" in length and may have saw marks on one side.

This mixed bag of goodies is perfect for ornaments, small projects, or anything that calls for small, thin pieces. If you use a lot of a certain type or size, tell us and we will try to make your Scroll-PAK as near to your needs as possible.

I believe this statement is open and clear. It's a grab bag and may contain some boards you won't need depending on what types of projects you cut. If the Pak has wood you need then the value is very good. Just set your expectations before you buy. Call them if in doubt.

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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