Friday, September 30, 2022

Fish scroll saw patterns.

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I have spent the last few days building and rebuilding a 30-gallon aquarium. That inspired me to design today's fish patterns. I hung them above the aquarium.

It has been years since I have set up an aquarium. This one has not gone well. I had to start over from my first attempt. I wanted natural freshwater aqua-scape. I bought driftwood and dragon stone as my natural decorations. That is where the trouble began. 

I did not realize that the driftwood would leach brown tannins into the water. I bought the driftwood at a pet store but they did not mention the issue. The dragon stone was beautiful but dirty. I took them outside and washed them, which I thought was good enough. Nope.

I ended up with very brownish/yellow water. So being the genius that I am I purchased a bottle of a water clearer chemical. It is supposed to congeal all the particles together so you can vacuum them out. 
Boy did that make a gigantic mess. I had no choice other than to start over.

I tore it completely apart and got rid of the driftwood and dragon rocks. I gave up on most of the natural materials and went with plastic. It looks okay so I am good with the results.

I only have three black tetras in the water right now because I need to let the water cycle for several days. They are pretty hardy but I can tell they are stressed. Hopefully, they will survive. I was told they would help the water cycle faster.

The vide below shows how I used today's project above my aquarium. It is under two minutes and you might enjoy watching the fish play in the bubbles.

I decided to post the pattern because they could be used as decorations in a child's room or even a themed bathroom. They can be cut from 1/8" or 1/4" thick wood and optionally painted.

2022 Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns are open for orders.

I am taking orders for this year's personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns. The price is the same as always. Five names minimum for $5. $1 for each additional name. 

The order form will accept up to twenty names. If you need more than twenty then start a new order form. PLEASE double-check the spelling of names. PLEASE, make sure that you select an ornament style for each name entered. After the order form is complete scroll to the bottom and hit the SUBMIT Button.

I will complete the order and email you the patterns as a PDF just like all the patterns in my catalog. You will not need to pay for the patterns until they are delivered. If you are pleased with the patterns there will be a payment link in the email. There will also be an address to send cash or check payments

My goal is to complete the orders within three days. As the holiday season gets into full swing I may need more time. I will keep times posted on the blog.
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