Sunday, November 15, 2020

Triple Tea Light Candle Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Let me start with the required caution. Real candles can be dangerous if left unattended. If you are uncomfortable with real candles you can use electric tea light candles in their place.

This holiday tea light candle holder is 6" wide and 6" tall. My vision for this project is to make two of them and place them at each end of a fireplace mantle.

This project is designed for 1/4" thick wood. 

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Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns are ready to order:

I am ready to start taking Personalized Christmas Ornament Pattern orders.

I can do first or last names but remember that more than ten letters will be more difficult to cut.

The order form will take up to 20 names for people and 5 names for pets. If you need more than 20/5 then start a second order.

You will not pay until you have the patterns and are 100% happy with them. There will be an invoice sent with the patterns to your email. You will have the option to pay securely with a credit card or send a check to the included address.

I am shooting for a three-day turnaround but that may be difficult for a few days until I get all the kinks worked out. I'll do my best. You can set a bookmark for each of the order forms but I will post them almost every day until Christmas.

$1 per/name with a 5 name minimum.

$2 per/name no minimum. 

Making 3D Compound Cut Name Plates:
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1. You need a block of wood that is 7" X 1.5" X 1.5". You will need a pattern. (Order below)

2. Cut out the pattern and apply it to the woodblock. The pattern will wrap around two sides of the block of wood. 

3. I use spray adhesive but stick glue works also

4. I wrap the block in packing tape. The glue from the tape lubricates the wood and prevent scorching. You can also use blue painters tape under the pattern to get the same results.

5 Drill the interior holes on the side one.

6. Flip the blank and drill the side two interior holes.

7 and 8. Are the same technique just with different clamps. In 7 I am showing the use of quick clamps to hold the block. In 8 I am using a DIY 3D cutting clamp. You do not absolutely need the clamp but it makes the block easier to hold while you cut. The DIY clamp also helps hold the pieces in place while you cut the second side.

9. Use the appropriate blade for cutting thick stock. For softer woods almost any blade will work. If you are trying to cut a dense hardwood then you may need a skip tooth blade.

10. Cut the side one interior cuts.

11. Remove the block and prepare to flip to side two. If you remove the waste from the side one cut you will run into soft areas while you cut side two. I normally leave the waste in the block as I cut side two.

12. Flip the block to side two and put it back in the clamp. Cut the side two interior cuts.

13. Remove the block and dig out all the waste material.

14. I use a spray finish but an oil finish that you can dip the block in is easier to get full coverage. Many scroller just leave the Name Block natural without a finish. That looks fine also.

This may be bad news. I am trying to get more information:

I have always been a fan of the Delta 40-694 as a good starter scroll saw. It would often go on sale for under $300 on Amazon. For that price, it was a great value. It far outperformed any of the entry-level scroll saws on the market and it was not too far out of line on price.

Here is what I have seen this week. The Delta is not available on Amazon except through third-party sales. They have the saw priced at $650. That is a terrible value. Do not buy this saw for that price.

I looked around and the saw seems to be out of stock on most sites or marked up in price. My suspicion is that Delta may have discontinued the model. I have not had time to call them but I wanted to get the word out because I don't want someone to but the saw at the prices that are being charged right now. There are other better options if this is the current price.

I will call Monday and see if I can get the facts. I hope this is temporary because it would be a shame to lose this saw. If you have any information, email me and let me know.

$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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