Friday, August 28, 2020

Ornate Desk Clock Scroll Saw Pattern

Download Below

This ornate desk clock is cut from 3/4" wood. The clock is a 2 3/4" insert with a 2 3/8" mounting hole. Some 2 3/4" inserts use a 2 5/16" mounting hole. Make sure you check which clock you have before you cut the hole. 

How the Soup is Made:

Some of you eagle-eyed readers will probably have noticed that I have used the same flourish on a few different patterns lately. That is one of the tricks I use to put out so many patterns. If you look at the four patterns below you will see the same flourish used in different ways. I don't normally use the same art so close in time so it is not always obvious.

I often spend hours just trying to use the flourish in a way that looks good. It does not always work. I will often add parts to the flourish or remove parts. This is one of those flourishes that I like but still have not found the best way to use it. I will have to put it away for a few months and come back to it later to see what comes out with a fresh look.

If you are learning to design your own scroll saw patterns, never delete any art. I have one file that is 43 megs of just old clipart and drawings. That file is more than 15 years old and just keeps growing. 

Here is the original flourish.

Glue Squeeze Out Tip!

Glue squeeze-out can be a big problem if you don't get it cleaned off before you apply the finish. It can be easy to overlook so it is a good idea to make a habit of looking over the piece closely before you add the finish.   

There are many ways to clean up the glue and this is just one tip. Any time you glue two straight edges together, the glue can squeeze out along the joint. These small beads of glue can be difficult to wipe off with a wet paper towel. Here is what I do.

I fold a small strip of paper in half. I run the fold along the joint. Because the paper is so thin it gets under even the smallest blobs of glue. 

Only use the fold for one swipe. Then refold to a different clean area of the paper. 

This tip works so well that I do it even when I don't see the glue at the joints. I will often see glue on the paper after the swipe that I did not see on the wood. 

$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.

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.

for you scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco features the Seyco ST-21 scroll saw
Make sure you check out the Seyco Scrollers Drill

Ad: Affiliate

WEN 3410 3-Speed Remote-Controlled Air Filtration System (300/350/400 CFM)

  • Circulate the air in a 400 square foot room up to 7.5 times per hour
  • Three-speed operation flows air at a rate of 300, 350, or 400 cubic feet per minute
  • Includes a 1-micron filter and a 5-micron pre-filter, both of which can be easily replaced
  • Programmable timer automatically shuts unit off after set number of minutes
  • Remote control allows users to set timer, change speed and power the unit on and off from up to 26 feet away

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!

Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

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.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each