Monday, November 28, 2022

Christmas Tree Snack Dish Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This snack dish is cut with the saw tilted to a small angle. This makes a wedge-shaped cut and allows the pieces to collapse and wedge together. I used 3/4" thick wood and a #3 blade so my angle was about two degrees. Your angle may vary depending on the size of the blade and the thickness of the wood.

It is always best to make test cuts in the same wood to get a perfect wedge. The more shallow the angle the deeper the wood will wedge.  
I used a #3 blade and set the saw angle to 2 degrees.

You can add a few drops of glue to hold the dish open.

I cut the bow from 1/4" thick wood and painted it red. When you glue the bow to the dish make sure the ribbons are not below the bottom of the dish.

If you are in a small shop with limited space then this may be for you. As I write this post the DeWalt DWE7485 table saw is on sale for $294.94 as a cyber Monday sale. The list price is $379.

The DWE7485 gets very good reviews. It is small and light enough to move it out of the way when you don't need it. If you are primarily a scroll saw artist then you really do not need a full-size table saw to cut blanks to size. There is enough accuracy here to make 95% of any cut you need. 

I have always been a fan of DeWalt tools. I know a couple of people who own this saw and they tell me it performs well. 

Build a simple mobile base and you can easily
move the saw wherever you need it.

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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