Thursday, December 31, 2020

Birthday Cake Topper Scroll Saw Pattern.


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This pattern book includes the cake topper pattern and the templates for the numbers. This will be a fairly fragile project to cut. There are a couple of areas where I strengthened the pattern after the images above. In particular, I made the ascender of the Y thicker. You will definitely want to cut these from Baltic birch plywood for the added strength. Another choice would be cast acrylic

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Barney's Bullet Scroll Saw Pattern.


 Barney's Bullet Portrait Pattern
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Let me start out by saying that I did not test cut this pattern. I looked it over pretty well and I don't see any floaters or impossible cuts. Just keep your eyes open as you cut and make on the fly edits where needed.

I don't do a lot of portrait style patterns because they can take hours to get right. It can be tough to get a likeness and still keep the interior cuts to a minimum. I have wanted to do another one for a while but I could not think of a subject I thought would be fun until tonight.

One of my favorite shows, as I was growing up, was The Andy Griffith Show. I think some of the best comedy on television was the interactions between Andy and Barney. This portrait highlights the plot that Andy would not let Barney keep a bullet in his gun. He had to keep it in his shirt pocket.

It took me a while to find good reference photos. I found a couple that I liked and merged them together for what I think tells the story.

Portrait style patterns are the only patterns that I cut with spiral blades. For this pattern, I would choose a #3 spiral blade. There are a couple of interior cuts that are very small. You may need a micro drill bit for one or two of the interior cuts. 

Portrait style patterns are good projects for stack cutting. If you use 1/8" Baltic birch plywood you can easily cut two at a time. For a project with this many cuts that can be a big time saver if you need more than one.

If you have not tried to cut a portrait style pattern this one would be about an intermediate level cut. Portraits are often backed up with a black backer board so the cuts show up well. This pattern requires a 12" X 10" board. 


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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 "