Thursday, August 13, 2020

Good Day for a Ride Scroll Saw Pattern.


Download Below

Here is a number that kind of blows my mind. There are over 2 billion bicycles in use around the world. The US accounts for somewhere around 100 million of that number. There are a few countries where the bicycle is a more common mode of transportation than the car. 

Copenhagen is considered the most bicycle-friendly country in the world. Around 2015, Copenhagen imported more bicycles than cars for the first time. It has continued to grow. The US is not in the top 20 of bicycle-friendly countries. 

Washington, Minnesota, and California are the most bike-friendly states. North Dakota, Alaska, and Nebraska are considered the least friendly to bicycle transportation. These stats are based on several factors including infrastructure, funding, policing, and education. They don't seem to take into consideration that a bicycle in Wyoming takes a week to get to your closest neighbors' ranch. 

I used to work with a guy who rode his bike to work most days. He had about a 15-mile commute. When he would come into his shop he would always say "Good day for a ride". 


Pegas Chuck Differences:

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I want to try to clear up some confusion about the Pegas Chuck Head replacement parts. There are three different kits for different saws. 

Look at the photos below. The top kit is for the DeWalt DW788 and the Delta 40-694 scroll saws.
If you look closely you will see that it does not have the white lever for quick tension. Those saws already have a lever so the white one may be considered a duplicate. There is a BUT. Many guys use the kit in the second photo and have both levers. They set the DeWalt tension bar to a rough adjustment then use the white lever as a quick tension. In the video above Miter Mike shows how to use the white lever on the DeWalt. I'll leave it up to you if the difference is something you like.

The second photo below shows the Pegas kit for the Pegas, King, Seyco, and Excalibur. On those machines, the quick release lever is how tension is applied, so these chucks need that also.

The bottom photo is a kit for the Jet scroll saw. It replaces only the bottom clamp so you can keep the unique Jet upper clamp.

Okay, I think I made mud out of that explanation. If you own a DeWalt or Delta scroll saw and want to upgrade to the Pegas Chucks then watch the video above. It will make more sense.

By the way. When you watch the video, it is not a color problem with the video. He painted the saw orange.

There are price differences between the kits. 


One of the reasons this subject came up is that the DeWalt/Delta version of the kit is out of stock for a few days. If you have one on backorder I believe Stephen will let you switch your order to the Pegas kit with the white lever. Just remember that it is more expensive but it will work.





$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 2007-2019 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
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 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 that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.


for you scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco features the Seyco ST-21 scroll saw
Make sure you check out the Seyco Scrollers Drill



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Boy Scout Plaque Scroll Saw Pattern.


Download Below

I get requests for boy scout and girl scout patterns often. The most common ask is for a pattern of the logos. The logos are trademarked and not available for me to use. This pattern is a basic boy scout plaque. I will work on a pattern for the girl scouts when I can find good source material to draw from.

Shells by Steve:


Steve Garrison is a very creative guy. In this video, he shows the basics of making these beautiful shells on the scroll saw. Steve also sells Ebooks and patterns on his web page. There are several other creative and unique projects on his site so make sure you check it out. 

If you want a project that no one will figure out how you made it, this is the one. These shells make beautiful pieces of art to bring a little bit of nature to your home. 

None of these links are affiliate links. This is not a paid ad. I just enjoy what Steve creates and like to share it with those who may not have seen his work,



$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 its 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 2007-2019 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
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 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 that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.





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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Deer Leaf Scene Scroll Saw Pattern.


Download Below
Click to Enlarge

Thie Leaf Deer scene is nearly twelve inches tall and seven inches wide. It is two layers of 1/4" thick wood. Baltic birch plywood would be a good choice for this project. 

There are several alternative ways to finish a project like this. Natural wood, Stained layers, painted black layer. 

Alternative Finish.


Guys, below this there are more than the normal number of ads. I understand completely if you want to jump right to the download button. I do believe these ads are for products you may be interested in. I do my best to keep things relevant to our hobby. Thanks for your consideration.


Compound Cut Name Plate Patterns. $5 per pattern.

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Several years ago I started selling compound cut nameplate patterns. I have not talked about them for a long time so here are the details. Click the order link above and type the Side 1 and Side 2 names. The names don't have to be first name last name. They can be Steve and Patty etc.

I will produce the pattern and email it to you with an invoice for a $5 payment. You don't pay until you have the pattern. If you are pleased with the pattern and instructions then you can make payment.

These patterns are designed for 1.5" X 1.5" wood blanks. You can glue up the wood for the blanks. Home Depot sells blanks this size in 36" lengths for a little over $6. You can get a few names out of each blank.

The pattern book comes with instructions but the photo below shows the steps. You simply fold the pattern around the blank. Cut side one. Flip the blank and cut side two. I use a clamp to hold the blank but they are large enough to handhold if that is easier for you. 

The poplar boards from Home Depot are pretty soft and cut pretty well on the scroll saw. If you use a very dense wood they get harder to cut. 

These are always a hit as gifts. People never quite know how you make them. I would love to make some patterns for you.

Click Photo to Enlarge

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COMPOUND CUT NAME PATTERN.

I can normally get these patterns completed in two or three days depending on the number of orders.


Micro Drill Bits and Chuck from Bear Woods:

Click to watch the video

Some scroll saw patterns can have very small interior cuts. Those cuts require that you drill a hole smaller than the pattern. You can find 1/16" drill bits in most hardware stores but what if you need even smaller drill bits?

Luckily there are extremely small bits made for exactly this type of situation. The issue is that they are so small that they will not fit in a standard drill chuck. You need an adapter.

Both of these are available at Bear Woods(One of my sponsors).


These are affiliate links. If you place an order using these links then I will get rich and live happily ever after. If you order $100 or more of these accessories I will name one of my scroll saws after you, in your honor. Okay, so you could care less but I do want you to know that this is an ad and not just a review. :) The part about getting rich is a lie but from what I can tell, that is a normal operating procedure for ads on television. Who am I to break the rules?

$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 its 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 2007-2019 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
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 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 that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.



My Amazon Affiliate Link.

Please visit. Seyco.com and look at what they have to offer.

Seyco has been in the business of scroll saws longer than most of us have been scrolling. Ray Seymore is the owner and one of the finest people I have ever met. Ray also knows more about the scroll saw than anyone I know. You can trust Ray to sell high-quality products at a fair price.

Seyco sells the Seyco ST-21 scroll saw and may fine accessories like the Scroller Drill. Seyco only sells top of the line products with prices that will surprise you for their value.

Please support the vendors who support our hobby. Without them, our hobby will suffer. These times are difficult and they need our support.

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






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Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!


Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco

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Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

http://www.stevedgood.com/catalog/

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
http://www.stevedgood.com/swpd/swpdorderpage.html
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

The Lifter

Papa's Custom Patterns.

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Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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