Friday, November 25, 2022

Spock, "Live long and prosper" Scroll Saw Pattern


 
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The Star Trek TV series ran from 1966 to 1969. There were 79 episodes. I watched every one of them several times over the years. I was nine years old when the show started and very impressed with what seemed so real to me. By today's standards, it is not visually impressive but the characters hold up well. Mt Spock is every bit as intriguing today as he was 55 years ago. 

Mr. Spock's "Live long and prosper", Vulcan salute was thought up by Leonard Nimoy on set. He had seen the hand gesture as a child in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue service in Boston. The two phrases, "To boldly go where no man has gone before", and "live long and prosper", are two of the most quoted TV show lines of all time.

The ratings for the show were not great at the time so NBC canceled the series after 79 episodes. It played in reruns for years and now can be streamed on Paramount plus and prime video.

This plaque celebrates my favorite character from Star Trek. Mr. Spock struggled with his human side. There was always a bit of human emotion to slip up Mr. Spock's logical Vulcan mind. 

This plaque is eight inches in diameter. It is four 1/4" thick layers. You could eliminate the backer board for the ornaments if you like. I am showing the simulated plaque image with the backer boards painted black.
 


Milescraft 3406 GrabberPRO - Push block for Table Saws, Router Tables, Band Saws & Jointers


This is interesting. I have used the Microjig version of this safety tool for years. Now Milescraft is making a competing product that is considerably less expensive. The 3406 GrabberPRO push block is selling on Amazon for $35.99. That is close to half price that I paid for the Microjig version.  I just watched Stumpy Nubs demonstrate the GrabberPro and it looks every bit as effective. These tools add considerable safety advantages when making cuts on the table saw. $35.99 is a real value for a safety product this well-made. 

  • Helps reduce kickback by maintaining contact on both sides of the blade as you pass over your cut
  • 4 Adjustable and interchangeable legs let you customize the GrabberPro to suit your job - Includes 1", 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8" Legs
  • Cut clean, precise strips as small as 1/8" thick.
  • Handle design helps maintain maximum contact on workpiece to safely finish cuts and prevent binding or kickback.
  • Adjustable heel can be cut through and lowered for more control.




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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Personalized Pet Ornaments are $2 per name with no minimum order.