Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cat Bird House Scroll Saw Pattern.


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Shadow the cat is ready to welcome the birds in your backyard to stay in his birdhouse. Maybe he is welcoming them to his belly. Either way, this is a fun project. 

It is cut completely from 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood. I used Titebond III water-resistant glue and small brad nails to ensure it can handle the weather. After the exterior paint cures, I will add three coats of spray acrylic inside and out.

Even with the waterproof glue I still added small brad nails for extra holding power. The box is assembled with slot and tab construction for extra strength. 

I cut the hole 1.5" in diameter. That should handle many of the smaller backyard birds.

This is an easy-level project. None of the cuts are difficult and there are few interior cuts. It is basically a simple box with a cat glued on the front. The most difficult cuts are the slot and tab joints. Check their fit before you apply the glue. It is best to undercut slot and tab joints. You can always take a little more off if they are too tight.

My wife, Patty said this project is cruel and that I am warped. She might be right because I am looking forward to getting a photo of a bird's head sticking out of the cat's mouth. 😿


The photos look like the birdhouse is floating. The paint was still tacky and I did not want it to get paint in my light tent. It is just propped up on a small dish.
 

I used a simple rotating door for the clean-out access. Make sure the screw does not go all the way through. The birds could be injured so be careful. 
 


 

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I like doing business with people I feel I can trust. When I recommend a tool or supply item I want to know that you will be treated like a valued customer. That is absolutely what happens at Bear Woods by Stephen and his staff. 

I have several of Bear Woods products in my shop and they are all quality tools. I own the Pegas scroll saw, a high-speed carving tool, a great shop stool, several of the Pegas blade chucks, Thousands of Pegas, and Niqua scroll saw blades, clock inserts and movements, hardware, and wood products. I even had the unique Pegas band saw in my shop for a while. It is impressive. They sell two-part epoxy that I have a gallon of in my shop. I have not used it yet but everyone tells me it is quality epoxy. Look for future projects using epoxy.

I mention all of these products because I have been pleased with all of them. Stephen absolutely does not stock any poor-quality products. When he is not knowledgeable about a product line he goes to the experts and learns. 

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Take a few minutes and go check out what Bear Woods has to offer. If you don't need anything right now them remember to bookmark the web page so you will have it when you need something.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Roses for Mom Scroll Saw Pattern.


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Mother's Day is less than a month away. I bet she would like to receive something handmade along with that those diamond earrings. There are plenty of gifts to make in my free online catalog. This is another one to choose from.

This wooden Mother's Day card is 10" tall. It is 3 layers thick of either 1/4" or 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood. I am showing the back layer painted red.

Change it up if you like. Just use the fretwork layer and make it 3/4" thick.

Make your own one of a kind jigsaw puzzle. 

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Custom hand-made jigsaw puzzles make wonderful gifts. Wedding photos, anniversary, or any occasion. With your scroll saw they are easy to make. Watch the instruction video below. If it looks interesting then click the image above to visit my eStore. You will find the Jigsaw eBook there where it is available for purchase for $7. It is an instant download after payment.

When the eStore opens just scroll down to the Jigsaw Puzzle section. 


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Products for your consideration:

Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2020 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 3,310 patterns published from 2007 thru 2020.
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. 
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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Deer Mount Scroll Saw Pattern.



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Important, please read: This pattern was not originally designed by me. It is a laser pattern that was made freely available. I modified it to be used on the scroll saw. I do not have permission for you to sell the finished project made from this pattern. It was made available for personal use. Please respect the original designer and not sell the project.

After I modified this pattern to be cut from 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood, I used one of my lasers to do the test cut. That is why you see the burnt edges. This pattern can be easily edited for use on your laser. 

This will not be a difficult pattern to cut on the scroll saw. It can be made even easier by stack cutting two at a time. 1/4" is easier to cut than 1/8".

One note about this project is that the only glue I used is on the two parts of the shield and I glued the neck to the shield. All the rest of the pieces are just slid together. You can use glue but if your joints are tight enough and can skip the glue.

I added slots and tabs on the back of the neck and the shield for a better glue joint. 

One funny thing about the project is my city boy ignorance. I could not decide if the two forward-facing antlers should go forward or backward. The original did not show the completed project. I looked at a few real dear antlers and finally flipped them to face forward. I think that's correct. 🤔

Free Pattern from Sheila Landry Designs:

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I was speaking the Keith over at Sheila Landry Designs. He asked me if I would share their current free pattern. I am always honored when they allow me to share their projects. Guys, these are two of the nicest people in our community. On top of that, they are two of the most talented pattern designers. If you have the means, please support them and their work. Thank you.

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We hope you enjoy this “Springtime Chicks” free pattern sample… Sheila had a lot of fun creating this one! We hope this will familiarize you with our detailed step-by-step instructions and crisp, clear line work that is provided with our patterns.

If you like this project, we have one for every season. You can find those and Sheila’s other stand-up word designs here: https://sheilalandrydesigns.com/scroll-saw-pattern-category/scroll-saw-word-art/sheila-patterns/


While you are visiting Sheila and Keith's site make sure you check out their other wonderful projects. Like these beautiful Christian Standing Word Art pieces.
 



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Products for your consideration:

Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2020 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 3,310 patterns published from 2007 thru 2020.
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. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses that support our community.
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for you scroll saw ready boards.

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


 
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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. 

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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.
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Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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