Thursday, December 12, 2019

M48 Patton Tank Scroll Saw Pattern.


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This M48 Patton Tank pattern is 10.5" long and 6" tall. The backer board was included to make the project stronger. 

I know this pattern is a bit random. Why the M48 Patton? I received an email from a reader who has a father-in-law who was a retired Army tank mechanic. He needed a pattern of this tank so I made it for him. After I sent it out I thought that maybe a few of you could use this also. This tank was widely used around the world and there are still a lot of retired soldiers who remember this tank well.

The M48 Patton is an American first-generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in February 1951. It was designed as a replacement for the M26 Pershing, M4 Sherman variants and M46 Pattons used in the Korean War, and as the successor to the M47 Patton.[8] Nearly 12,000 M48s were built, mainly by Chrysler and AlCo, from 1952 to 1961. The M48 underwent many design modifications and improvements during its production life. This led to a wide variety of suspension systems, cupola styles, power packs, fenders and other details among individual tanks. The early designs, up to the M48A2C, were powered by a gasoline engine. The M48A3 and A5 versions used a diesel engine, however, gasoline engine versions were still in use in the US Army National Guard through 1968 and through 1975 by many West German Army units. Numerous examples of the M48 saw combat use in various Arab–Israeli conflicts and the Vietnam War. Beginning in 1959, most American M48A1s and A2s were upgraded to the M48A3 model.


The M48 Patton-series saw widespread service with the United States and NATO until it was superseded by the M60 tank as well as being widely exported. The tank's hull also developed a wide variety of prototypical, utility and support vehicles such as armored recovery vehicles and bridge layers. Some M48A5 models served into the mid-1980s with US Army National Guard units and were used as targets for weapons and radar testing into the mid-1990s. Many M48s remain in service in other countries though most of these have been highly modified and had their firepower, mobility, and protection upgraded to increase their combat effectiveness on the modern battlefield. The Turkish Army has the largest number of modernized M48 MBTs, with more than 1,400 in its inventory. Of these, around 1,000 have been phased out, placed in storage, or modified as armored recovery vehicles.
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Two Weeks Until Christmas: Order Turnaround.


The days left to get DIY Christmas gifts and projects completed are quickly counting down. Orders for my Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns are slowing down. I know that many of you are taking orders from your customers and need a quick turnaround on the patterns. 

I am going to set aside an extra couple of hours a day to turn around orders as quickly as possible. My goal is to get the patterns emailed out within 48 hours of the order being sent. I am pretty confident that I can meet that target with this exception.

I will be traveling from the 17th through the 20th. No orders will go out those days. When I get back I will sit down and make any order that has come in while I am gone.

I will officially stop order taking on the 22nd of December. I may be able to get a few late orders completed after that date but no guarantee. 

After I stop taking orders, this year's patterns will be retired and no longer available. If you like this year's patterns and would like some for next year then order now. They will not be available later.

I want to thank all of you who have placed orders this year. I hope everyone was pleased with the patterns and enjoyed cutting the ornaments. 


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.


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