Thursday, June 18, 2020

Event Frame Scroll Saw Patterns.

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It is estimated that more than 1 trillion photos are taken every year around the world. If you printed and stacked them up they would reach a height of 200,000 miles. The smartphone has changed the world as far as photography is concerned. Approximately 5 billion people own a mobile phone. 80% of those phones have a camera. 

Here is the sad news about all of these photos that are taken. Most of them will be gone in only a few years. People happily take hundreds of photos but seldom print them. Printed photos have a much better chance of lasting for generations than digital files.

Pick out a few of the best pictures and have them printed. When your phone dies you will be happy to have those prints. 

While you are at it make sure your photos are being backed up to the cloud.

Eleven event frames for 4" X 6" landscape orientation photos. Cut entirely from 1/4" wood. No hardware needed. 

I cut this from maple. You could also use contrasting wood for the inner and outer frames. 

Dull Scroll Saw Blades Ruin Projects:

Most of us hate to throw away something that is still working. When it comes to scroll saw blades we often push them past their useful life. I have thousands of scroll saw blades and I still catch myself trying to get finished with a project with a dull blade. That is a mistake on my part.

When I make that decision to keep running a dull blade I often pay the price. Dull blades do not cut accurately. They drift and make it much more difficult to stay on the pattern line. That results in a sloppy looking project.

The usable life of a scroll saw blade varies quite a bit depending on what you are cutting and other factors. Some materials, like Baltic birch plywood, will dull the blade quickly. When I cut walnut it seems like the blade will last all night(exaggeration). 

It is almost impossible to put a time on the life of the blade. You have to pay attention to the performance of the blade. If you start burning the edges of the wood, drifting off the pattern line, or having to push the wood into the blade harder, you probably have a dull blade.

Start every project with a new blade. As you cut pay attention to how the new blade is cutting the material. If you start to notice changes in the cut then you may need to replace the blade. 

It is also a good idea to buy high-quality blades. Every scroller will have different opinions on which blades they like the best. If you are new to scrolling then it will take you a while to find your favorite.

I use Pegas and Niqua(Flying Dutchman) blades exclusively. They are my favorite brands and almost every scroller will be happy with one of these two brands. They cut differently but they are both excellent blades.
$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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WEN 3922 16-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw with Easy-Access Blade Changes

Hey guys. WEN has fixed some of the issues from the WEN 3921. The left side wall now opens for easy blade access. They now include a thumbscrew on the blade clamp.

  • Unique side panel flips open for easy-access blade changes
  • Variable speed goes from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute
  • Spacious 16-by-10-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees for angled cuts
  • Cuts wood up to 2 inches thick with a 16-inch throat depth
  • Features a thumb screw blade adapter for tool-free blade changes, a cast iron base, an air pump, a dust port, a foot lock clamp, and three 5-inch blades

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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

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.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
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.
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.