Friday, January 15, 2021

Basket for Valentines Day Scroll Saw Pattern.

Sorry for all the text in this post. I had quite a bit of information to get out today. You can scan the text to see if any of it applies to you. Most of it won't.
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Download the Pattern Below

It has been a while since I have designed one of these scroll saw baskets. This pattern comes in two sizes. One uses 1/4" thick wood and the other larger basket uses 1/2" thick wood.

The mini-basket is only 5.5" long. The larger basket is 9" long. I have found that the mini-baskets are often more well-received than the larger ones. I think the uniqueness of the small size makes it stand out. The small basket is large enough for hard candy or just as an art piece. 

We have many new scrollers after Christmas and I think this is a great project to shoot for after just a few practice pieces. Just beware that when you show one of these to someone you will probably be making more. They will often ask how they are made because they look complex but are actually quite simple.


If you have not seen one of these scroll saw baskets, the photo below shows how they are made. A stack of rings is glued together forming the weave. The first group of three rings is slightly different than the second group of rings. You alternate one ring from each stack until you get them all glued up.

Scrollsaw Workshop DVD and USB Catalog:

Order taking for the 2007-2020 Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog began yesterday. Orders were strong. Thank you.

If you are new let me explain what the Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog is.

You do not need to buy a DVD or USB drive to have access to the files. These files are all available for free in my online catalog

The DVD and USB drive are for those people who wish to have all the files stored locally on their computer. Many clubs keep a copy for their members. There have even been a few donated to libraries and maker clubs. I am fine with that as long as they are donated and not sold.

The USB and DVD catalog comes with a thumbnail PDF. That makes it very easy to look through all the patterns quickly. That is a big advantage over the online version.

Finally, I often hear that people are concerned that my blog will one day go away. If that happens there is the possibility that the patterns will also go away. They want a backup just in case. I can't predict tomorrow but I am working on plans to keep the patterns available in case of my demise. Unfortunately, that is more complicated than it sounds. It is difficult to control things when you are dead. :)