Monday, February 28, 2022

Three Layer Bird Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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This bird art is eight inches tall. There are three 1/4" thick layers. 

If you have a difficult time cutting the curves, try this. Cut just outside the line and use a belt or disc sander to sand down to the line.

Quick Scroll Saw Tip:

 
Large board on the scroll saw

There are two ways to feed the blade through the starter hole in the board. You can feed it from the top down. Called a "Top feeder" or from the bottom up called a "Bottom feeder". It's best to learn to use both techniques. 

When the board is large it is difficult to find the hole when you are bottom feeding. Some people prefer to bottom feed all the time so this is a problem. There is a simple trick that makes bottom feeding easier on large boards.
 

Lay a small mirror in front of the blade. You may also need a small light to the side.
 

Mark the problem holes with a pencil. The holes closer to the edges are not normally a problem.
 

Now, when you place the board over the blade you can see the blade and hole in the mirror. It takes some practice but you can learn to thread the blade through the hole without even touching the blade. Just lay the board down where the two meet. This is easier than getting down on the floor and looking up.

In the long run, you will benefit from learning to top feed to solve this problem. Habits can be difficult to change so if bottom feeding is your thing then give this tip a try.


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Over 3,600 Digital Pattern Books. Many with multiple patterns.

Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2021 on DVD, USB drive, or Instant Download. Over 3,600 Patterns!

Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
You will never run out of fun patterns to cut.

Three delivery options.


After payment, you will receive an email with the download link. This is a large file. You should not attempt to download it on a tablet or smartphone. It is a compressed file that will need to be extracted to your hard drive. Basic computer skill are necessary to extract the file.


The USB drive will be shipped to the US only first-class mail. Shipping time varies but you will get a tracking number. I normally ship within three days. USPS shipping normally varies from three days to a week.

The DVD is manufactured and shipped by my distributor. They ship to several countries but not all. Check their shipping list to see if your country is supported.

Here is a quick video showing you what you will get when you purchase the offline Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog

 


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.


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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Stencil Characters from 1" to 6" tall Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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Yesterday's pattern of letter templates had tons of downloads. I also had requests for the same type of pattern with stencil fonts. I included sizes from 1" to 6" tall. Example of a stencil font below.
  

After you cut the letter template you need to glue them to your board. To assist in getting them straight I included an indexing line 1/8" below the characters.




$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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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. 

Over 3,600 Digital Pattern Books. Many with multiple patterns.

Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2021 on DVD, USB drive, or Instant Download. Over 3,600 Patterns!

Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
You will never run out of fun patterns to cut.

Three delivery options.


After payment, you will receive an email with the download link. This is a large file. You should not attempt to download it on a tablet or smartphone. It is a compressed file that will need to be extracted to your hard drive. Basic computer skill are necessary to extract the file.


The USB drive will be shipped to the US only first-class mail. Shipping time varies but you will get a tracking number. I normally ship within three days. USPS shipping normally varies from three days to a week.

The DVD is manufactured and shipped by my distributor. They ship to several countries but not all. Check their shipping list to see if your country is supported.

Here is a quick video showing you what you will get when you purchase the offline Scrollsaw Workshop Catalog

 


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.


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



Saturday, February 26, 2022

Letter and Number from 1" to 6" Tall Scroll Saw Patterns


 
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This may not be a very exciting pattern but some may find it useful. This pattern book is 94 pages of a basic bold font sized from 1" tall to 6" tall. Both letters and numbers are included.

I know that some of you do not like using the computer to make patterns so this will allow you to print the characters without sizing them yourself. If you use a common size you could even cut a set of templates in hardboard that can be traced onto the wood. It would be a feat to creat all six sizes of templates but it is possible.

All print drivers allow you to only print the current page. Open the pattern and scroll to the page of the character you need. Select print. Under (Pages to Print), select (Current). To make sure the page you wanted to be printed look at the preview window. That is what will print. Repeat for each character you need.

 

Safety Checkup:


This is just a quick reminder to check your shop and entire property for possible fire hazards. While you are at it do a complete safety check.

Just about every year I get an email from someone telling me a story about a serious fire or accident involving their workshop. These can be life-changing events. You cannot prevent every accident but it is worth the effort to prevent as many as possible. A safety inspection does not take that long and it may keep you and your family alive. 

Most safety issues can be repaired easily and with little expense. If you run into an expensive repair that you cannot afford then shut it down until you find a solution.

Just a few things to check for a possible fire hazard:
Electrical cords and power outlets 
Chemical storage and shelf life.
Space heaters for proper operation.
Proper chemical contaminated rag disposal.
Fire extinguisher life. 

While doing your inspection check a few of these items.
Tripping hazards.
Replace or sharpen dull blades.
Check for proper space to use power tools.
Proper clothing and shoes in the shop.
Safety equipment. Dust mask, eye protection, hearing protection.
Safe environment. Dust collection and filtering. Good ventilation when using chemicals.

These are just a few suggestions to make your experience in the shop safer. There are many resources
online that give safety tips. Here is a link to shop safety videos on YouTube. Some are valuable and some are not so great. Use what makes sense to you or seek out professional help.









$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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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.