Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Layered Sea Horse Scroll Saw Pattern.

 
 
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Layered Sae Horse Parts

I'm sorry to those of you who don't like these layered patterns. My brain gets stuck sometimes. This layered Sea Horse pattern is only three layers. You can even skip the middle layer if you like.


Whoa! It's hot!

Things are always slow in the scroll saw world this time of year. The last few days things have been extra slow here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. Many places around the US are seeing temperatures close to, or over 100F. If you don't have a temperature-controlled shop it is just too hot to enjoy cutting. My shop has AC but it is struggling to keep up during the hottest part of the day. 

I think we got to 93F yesterday. I saw a few places that were 115F. That is the time to stay in the house with a cold glass of iced tea.

Just be careful and don't overdo it until the heat breaks. 

I was just thinking the other day that it will be time to start designing this year's personalized Christmas ornaments soon. I think I will start taking orders in September this year. I have requests to start as early as July but I would completely burn out if I started that early.




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This DVD has over 3,310 patterns published from 2007 thru 2020.
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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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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Home Sweet Home Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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Sometimes simple is what we want. It can be nice to go out in the shop and cut a few easy gifts from scrap wood we have in the scrap box. This pattern won't take long to cut and you can use almost any wood you have available. Paint it, stain it, or leave it natural. Cut it from 1/2" or 3/4" thick wood.

Lessons learned and a good time in the process.


I found this video on YouTube and I think it shows one of the most important lessons when starting on the scroll saw. The name of the Channell is Newton Makes

I don't personally know Newton but judging from his videos he is a seasoned woodworker with considerable skills. Newton just purchased his first scroll saw and this is his first project. The important lesson he shows in this video is to have fun and learn as you go. 

In the video, he says he struggled with some of the cuts but actually, he did very well. Especially for a first project. The main thing is that he enjoyed learning a new skill. 

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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 2007-2020 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.
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

 
 
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Monday, June 28, 2021

Layered Doves Scroll Saw Pattern.


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Layers

I am stuck on layered patterns right now. I'll move on to something else tomorrow. This layered doves pattern is going to be a little tricky to cut. The doves on the branch and the individual dove can be a little fragile. You will probably want to use Baltic birch plywood for the extra strength.

Dowell Drilling Tip:

 

I can't remember where I saw this tip but I have used it many times over the years. Occasionally I will need to drill a hole in the center of a dowel. In this case, I needed a spacer for a nut and bolt. It is a half-inch diameter wooden dowel. I needed a 1/4" bolt to go through the spacer. 

You can do this by hand if you are careful but I make a quick jig to make it safer and more accurate.
 

Select a drill bit the same size as the dowel you will be drilling. Clamp a sacrificial board across your drill press. 
 

Drill a hole in the board. You don't need to drill all the way through the board. Make sure the clamped board does not move from this point forward.
 
 
Install the smaller drill bit. Install the wooden dowel in the hole. You will have to play with the height of the drill press before you start to make sure you can get the large bit out without moving the table.
 
 
 As long as you don't allow anything to move the smaller drill bit is now aligned with the center of the dowel. You need to hold the dowel or it will spin and create smoke. I use pliers. It is safer than trying to hold it with your fingers. If you don't want the pliers to damage the dowel then wrap them with a paper towel.

Drill the center hole slowly, lifting out the bit every 1/8" to clear the hole of shavings.

Now you should have a hole in the middle of the dowel. It won't always be perfectly centered but  it is usually close enough.


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Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
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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 2007-2020 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.