Friday, April 28, 2017

Small Candle Tray Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This is a bevel cut tray. It is 7.25 inches across. The two inner rings are cut with the scroll saw tilted at a small angle. That gives a relief cut allowing the bowl to open up.
The image below depicts a bevel cut side view. The smaller the angle the more the piece will extrude. The amount of relief depends on the thickness of the wood, size of the blade and the angle. In this project I used 1/2" thick wood, a #3 blade and a 1.8 degree angle. Your results will vary so make test cuts.
When you drill the interior holes it's best to use the smallest drill bit you have. I used a #57 micro drill bit and a #3 blade combination. This small hole is much easier to hide. It's also best to drill the entry hole at the same angle as the bevel. 
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Information: Micro Drill bits.

There are times when it is important to drill a very tiny entry hole. The project above is a good example. To hide the hole as much as possible I used a #57 micro drill bit. That is slightly over 1 mm. I chose this bit because I knew I could still get a #3 blade through the hole. The #57 is also large enough that it does not break as easily as the smaller micro bits. I have found that a #55, #56 and #57 will do most of what I need.

Another example where a very small drill bit is an advantage is interior veining of a pattern. If the vein does not start on the edge of a pattern you will have to drill a starter hole. Hiding a small hole is easier than hiding a large hole.

The last example is very small fret work. There are some patterns where the interior cut is too small for a standard size bit. Micro bits to the rescue. 
These bits are too small to fit in a standard size chuck. You need an adapter chuck like the one I have above. Here is the Amazon link for this chuck. This chuck will fit in to your drill press chuck.
You can purchase the micro drill bits at this Amazon Link or you can buy them in small packs at this site. For scroll saw work I would not buy much smaller than a #55. Remember that a #71 bit is smaller than a #47. The numbering system is backwards from the actual size of the bit.
Using anything smaller than a #57 bit in a powered hand drill is very difficult. The bit will nearly always break. Even the larger micro bits will often break in a hand drill. You need a drill press or a pin vise. The pin vise is a hand held drill. They are effective on thinner wood but still difficult on anything thicker that 1/4". Here is a link to a pin vise.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lovebird Wall Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This wall clock is 7 seven inches in diameter. You can choose the thickness of the wood you use just be certain to buy the correct clock movement. I used 1/4" thick Walnut. This is a project that could easily be cut from Baltic birch plywood. The plywood could be painted a nice bright color. I also included an optional backer board pattern for the clock. This could be painted a different color from the clock.


I used the Bear Woods clock insert with the included wall hanger.
You get your choice of free hands with the clock movement. I chose the QH-801 2-3/4" hands. These are the black hands with the red second hand. Remember that you can spray paint the hands any color you like.







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Information: Comfort Knobs

After I posted the video yesterday I had quite a few email asking about the Knurled Knob Accessory I showed on the Seyco scroll saw. This accessory is sold by a friend of mine down in Georgia(Marcus Bailey). Here are some details and the source for ordering them.

There are two sizes of knobs. I prefer the larger one but they have the small one if you like it better. The thumb screw has to be modified to fit the small knob. No modification for the large knob is required.

This accessory is designed around the DeWalt DW788 thumbscrew. In the image below you will see three different thumb screws that are on the market. (A) is the DeWalt thumb screw. Notice that it fist the large knob perfectly.

(B) is the thumb screw that comes with the Excalibur. It will not fit the comfort knob without considerable modification. The good news is that the DeWalt style thumb screw will fit the Excalibur and Seyco scroll saw. You could order replacement thumb screws from DeWalt and use them on the Excalibur or Seyco machines. The thumb screws wear out eventually so it's good to have spares on hand anyway. They are item 47 at this link. They are $11.08 a piece.

(C) is an thumb screw that is sometimes substituted for the DeWalt one by aftermarket sellers. I do not recommend this thumb screw and it does not fit the Comfort knob without modification.





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Information: Amazon Deal?

I received an email from a reader today. They wanted to point out a deal on Amazon for a Wen Rotary tool with flex shaft. I have not personally used this tool but he said it was surprisingly nice for the price($17.86) and included accessories. I have a Dremel rotary tool but it costs way more than this for the hand piece alone. This one includes the Flex shaft. 

I am not recommending this because I have not used it. I decided to make it my Amazon affiliate ad today based on the readers feedback and the decent reviews on Amazon. I also checked out a couple reviews on YouTube. They were also satisfied. It's so inexpensive that there did not seem too much risk involved. 

I placed an order for one today. I am a prime member so I should have it by Saturday. I'll report back when it arrives.


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Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.
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Do you need a source for scroll saw ready boards?
Look no more because Heritage Wood Specialties is
the source you have been looking for.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
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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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 her for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

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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
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Create one of a kind jig saw puzzles. Imagine how thrilled they will be when you create a hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle of their photograph. Wedding and anniversary photos, birthday or special occasion.
Watch this video demonstration to see of the templates being used to create a wedding puzzle.
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You will be directed to the download page after your purchase for instant download.

This pattern book contains the following size patterns

5x5 25 piece

4x6 24 piece

5x7 35 piece

8x10 80 piece

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Important: On the successful payment page click the Return to Merchant button to be directed to the download page. This pattern book contains only the puzzle patterns. No pictures are included. The book is in Adobe pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to view. This is a download only. If you wish to pay by check please include an email address and I will send the file to you. I can not mail a disk or print of the book.

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

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Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

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Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
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If you want to make your own portrait pattern designs this may be what you are looking for. Charles Dearing has a unique approach to designing portrait style patterns. He does not use complicated computer software. He uses good old pen, paper and tracing. Charles teaches everything you need to know to take your picture and turn it in to a beautiful wooden treasure. Click this link now and see the DVD's he has to offer.

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Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

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Make sure you visit my good friend Sue. She is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers in the world today. .

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
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Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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