Sunday, January 12, 2020

Snow Gauge Scroll Saw Pattern.

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When you print the pattern, make sure you set it to print the actual size.
Measure the pattern after it is printed to make sure the gauge is accurate from your printer.

There are two versions of this pattern. One for inches and one for Centimeters.

I received an email from John Harrison. He lives up in Creston, BC, Canada. They are no strangers to snow. He sent me this picture below of his DIY snow gauge. He thought this might be an idea for a scroll saw project. I thought he had a good idea so Frosty the Snow Gauge was designed.

Okay. Before you even say it I know that many of you will laugh at a maximum of 10 inches on the gauge. When it snows over ten inches here in Kentucky we just call it too deep to go. Actually, I wanted the pattern to fit on one sheet of paper. 

I was thinking that if we needed a deeper snow gauge then Frosty could hold a stick that went up as high as we needed.

Make sure you give it a good coat of exterior paint to protect it from the elements.

Desktop Laser Engraver Review Coming Soon.

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I mentioned a few days ago that I ordered a desktop laser engraver to review. Since then I am getting emails every day asking where the review is. I promise I am working on it. I want to make sure I have a pretty good understanding of its capabilities and sacrifices before I do the video.

My plan right now is to complete the review before Monday. 

Just to answer a few of the emails here are a few of my observations.

The engraving area is 150mm X 150mm = 6" X 6".
It is a 7000mw. The detail of the engraving is very good when you have it focused well.
I was able to cut 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood but it was inconsistent and required multiple passes.
This is an engraver. Cutting is not its purpose. We can do the cutting with our scroll saws. This laser can engrave personalizations and decorations on our projects.

I will say that there are more things that I am impressed with this laser than I expected. It is not perfect but it is nor terrible either.

For a little over $200 it may be something that can add value to your hobby.

Here is the Promotional video. It will whet your appetite but don't get too excited because they make it look amazing. It's cool but I'm not sure it's as amazing as they show. For instance, they show it engraving metal. That's true but you have to understand that it is not engraving the metal. It is engraving a chemical coating on top of the metal. It's cool but you just need to know the details.

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Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
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