Friday, January 10, 2020

Butterfly Automata Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Let me say this upfront. Automata projects often take some fiddling to make them move correctly. That will be true for this project. The machine works are simple but be prepared to add weight here or sand an edge there. In other words, just make it work. 

The center shaft is glued to the body. The two wing shafts are free-floating and ride in cups on the bottom of the wings. 

When you glue the butterfly to the center post give her a slight angle with the head higher than the tail. Test before you commit to gluing.

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My Distributor has completed the DVD for the 2007-2019 Catalog. It has been proofed and is ready to ship to 60 different countries. See the list of countries on the order page.

There are over 2960 patterns on this DVD. You do not need the DVD to have access to the patterns online. The DVD is for offline use and as an archive.

If you are on Windows, there is a pattern viewer program on the DVD named SWSCatalog.exe. It will let you scroll through all the patterns and click them to open.

There is also a thumbnail PDF on the DVD named #SWSCatalog.pdf. It is the first file in the directory. It has a thumbnail and filename for every pattern on the DVD. You can use this pdf to quickly browse the patterns. This will work on any operating system.

The price is $20 plus shipping. You can check the shipping cost to your address on the order page.

I make this DVD version available because my distributor can ship internationally. I am not able to ship the USB drive version outside the US. I am still working on fixing that problem.

The name of my distributor is Kunaki. They do a wonderful job of producing the DVD's and shipping quickly. They normally ship within two days. Delivery varies depending on where is ships. Some international shipping can take a couple weeks or more. Inside the US it is often only three days.

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