Monday, December 28, 2020

Hummingbird Leaf Scroll Saw Pattern. Important information Share.

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The pattern book has all three of the patterns shown above. The top leaf pattern is the largest at ten inches tall. The other two are eight inches tall. The backer boards are optional. 


Hummingbirds are birds native to the Americas and constituting the biological family Trochilidae. They are the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length. The smallest extant hummingbird species is the 5 cm (2.0 in) bee hummingbird, which weighs less than 2.0 g (0.07 oz). The largest hummingbird species is the 23 cm (9.1 in) giant hummingbird, weighing 18–24g (0.63–0.85 oz).

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speeds exceed 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).[1][2]

Hummingbirds have the highest mass-specific metabolic rate of any homeothermic animal.[3] To conserve energy when food is scarce and nightly when not foraging, they can go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, and slow their metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.[4] 

For a list of ten interesting facts about hummingbirds visit this link at INTERESTING FACTS


 After taking a couple of days off to celebrate Christmas I am behind on email even more than usual. I will be working on getting as caught up as possible this next week. I'll do my best but you may have to resend the email if you do not hear from me and need a reply.

I am still receiving orders for the 2020 Christmas ornaments. I stopped taking orders on the 23rd. Because of the time involved, I won't be taking more orders. I am now in the process of updating the Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog and that demands all of my free time right now.


Speaking of the USB and DVD Scrollsaw Workshop catalog. Sometime in the first half of January, I will have the catalog updated with the 2020 patterns. Anyone who purchased the catalog in October-December will be able to update via download for free. When the catalog is available I will send out a notice.

I know some of you will just not make the time frame for the free update. I'm sorry. The only way I can make the DVD and USB drive available is to charge for them. Of course, the complete catalog is available for free online. 

Let me explain the price of the catalog. The DVD is $20 plus shipping to over 50 countries. The USB version is $23 plus shipping but only ships to the US. The only free update is for those who ordered the previous year in October-December. 

$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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This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
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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.

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