Monday, July 19, 2021

Flowers and Butterflies Scroll Saw Pattern.

Click to Enlarge
 Download the Pattern Below

I included a couple of example images above. The first example shows the pattern cut and applied to a green-painted backer board. The second example is the pattern cut without a backer board and painted black.

This is a relatively simple pattern to cut. Just be careful to plan the interior cuts. The project will be a bit fragile as you cut if you cut the large interiors first. Start with the small interiors first. Watch where you place your hands while you cut. Don't push the weak areas. You will have better luck with Baltic birch plywood or close-grained hard wood. If you use the backer board then the piece will have plenty of strength when finished. If you skip the backer board then the art will be more delicate.

Moving:(This will be boring to most of you so skip if you like. It has nothing to do with scroll saws.)

42 years ago my wife(girlfriend at the time) and I were living in southern Indiana. I was just finishing my Electronic Communication degree when Xerox hired me to be a field service engineer(fix-it guy). It was going to be exactly the kind of job I was looking for so I was excited to accept. 

I went to my now, wife and told her I was taking the job. I also told her it was about 100 miles away.
I asked if she would like to get married and move with me. She said yes, with a request. She said she would like to move back to Indiana if things did not work out in Kentucky. I said that was fine.

As it turned out things did work out in Kentucky and we have stayed here for 42 years. We raised our daughter here and both Patty and I spent our entire careers with the same companies. I stayed with Xerox and Patty was a director at the local hospital. We are both retired now.

I have always known that Patty wanted to go back to Indiana and be closer to family. Recently my daughter and her husband decided they wanted a change and said they would move to Indiana and would we want to move also. It took my wife about 2 seconds to say yes.

My daughter has her house on the market and it looks like it will sell fast. They were looking for a new place in Indiana yesterday while the open house was going on here in Lexington. My guess is that they will be moving within the next month or two.

Patty and I pretty much bought the first house in Indiana we went and looked at. It is under construction with a possible completion date of August 20th. It is about a mile from my brother and just a few miles from most of Patty's family. I think this last year made us all appreciate how much we missed being closer to family. 

This is the slowest time of year for my blog so I want to get this move complete before the Christmas season starts. Right now I can run the blog in four or five hours a day so I have extra time. During October through December 25, the workdays get closer to ten hours, seven days a week. It is an easy ten hours but still needs to get done.

Since I mentioned that we were thinking about moving a few weeks ago I have had several emails asking about the move. I appreciate all the well wishes and thought I would share my story with those who are interested. Both of you. :)

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

- -

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.

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

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!

Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
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. 

Order th