Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Be Strong Scroll Saw Pattern.


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This plaque is large. The backer board is twenty inches wide by ten inches tall. Each line of the letters is one inch tall. I am showing the backer board painted black. Paint is optional.

I kept the graphics very simple. I wanted the message to be the standout point of the sign. We are going through times when courage and strength are very important. We need to not only be strong for ourselves but for those who look to us for leadership and a feeling of safety.


Scroll Saw Wooden Bowls by Carole Rothman: Revised Edition:

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I have reviewed this book before but I thought it would be a great book for you to have for the lockdown. Cutting wooden bowls on the scroll saw has been around for several years. A few years ago Carole Rothman took the art to a new level. Luckily she put all her techniques in a book for us to learn from

If you have not seen one of these bowl projects before you will be surprised how simple the basic technique is. One small board is used. The concentric ring pattern is applied and the rings are cut on a bevel. When you reverse stack the rings they make a bowl. 

Here is a link to one of my wooden bowl patterns that you can download to understand the technique. Once you see the basic technique then you can check out Carole's book for more advanced projects.

Last year Carole revised and added mot patterns to her original book. The extra patterns make the book a must buy even if you have the original book. The book sells for $12.99 which makes each pattern very inexpensive.

Here is a link to Carole's YouTube channel. She has several videos showing the making of these wooden bowls.



The book is laid out so you have more advanced projects as you get the technique mastered. The instructions point out all the tools and supplies you need. 

Sanding is the toughest part of this technique. Hand sanding just won't get the job done on these projects. You will need power sanding. Carole shows different tools that can be used.

This is easily one of the most comprehensive books I have seen for any craft project. 

  


$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.


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Monday, March 30, 2020

Swans Art Scroll Saw Pattern.


Original swan graphic by www.freepik.com
Edited for the scroll saw by Steve Good

This pattern is three layers. In the top picture, I am simulating each layer as a different species of wood.


In this picture, I am simulating each layer as the same species of wood.

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The last picture shows each layer painted. I am just trying to give different ideas for you to consider. 

The pattern comes in two sizes. The large pattern is 15 inches wide. The small pattern is ~10 inches wide.

Behind the scenes: How the bologna is made....

Some of you may be interested in the note below the top picture giving attribution to www.freepik.com for the swan graphics. As designers, we often use available graphics to add to our designs. In this case, I used the two graphics below for this pattern. I got them from www.freepik.com. Freepik allows for the use of their free graphics with attribution. 

I took these two graphics and added detail and the three layers to make up a unique pattern. I normally try to add to the original graphic when I use one. 

This is also one of the ways that I come up with a new pattern almost daily. In this case, I was browsing Freepik just looking for graphics. I saw the top swan with the extended wings and though I could use it for a pattern. 

This definitely makes the process easier but not easy. I spent nearly three hours trying different designs before I settled on the three-layer design. I almost gave up on the swan graphics after deleting a few designs but I have learned to fight through those thoughts and often come up with something I like.  

Graphics from www.freepik.com

When I cannot find an available free graphic I will often use a real photograph and draw the graphic freehand. When I want a more detailed graphic this technique usually works better. 

There are many ways that I come up with new patterns. This is one technique that works especially when I am drawing a blank. I draw a blank pretty often. :)

$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 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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