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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book

This digital download pattern book contains eight beautiful wooden vase patterns. These are easy to make and sure to be a hit with friends and family. The video below shows the technique so you can check it out before you purchase the book. The book is $12 and available as instant download after you make payment. Use the Buy Now button below to make the online purchase. If you prefer to pay with check or case just email me and I can give you the information for that payment.

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All the additional content is below the daily content. Scroll down to find free software, Scrollers T-Shirts, My Pattern DVD Archive, Jigsaw Puzzle patterns and more.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Parrot on a Perch Scroll Saw Pattern.

The graphic for this project came from www.vectorportal.com. It is distributed for personal or commercial use. I modified it into a scroll saw pattern. He stands just under ten inches tall.

We had some sad news for the hobby of scrolling this week. Creative Woodworking and Crafts magazine has stopped publication. I never had the opportunity to work with them but others who have always praised the publication. Sheila Landry of www.sheilalandrydesigns.com did an informative blog post about her feeling of the closing. If you have ever read CWWC magazine you might be interested in reading her post here http://lumberjocks.com/scrollgirl/blog/42112.

I want to wish all the people at the publication and All American Crafts a quick recovery from what has to be a heart breaking time in their lives. Your work and dedication to the hobby will be missed.


  
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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Jazz Player Scroll Saw Pattern.

I want to talk about a couple things that have come up lately about the blog. The email subscription newsletter has had a few problems lately. A small percentage of the newsletters are not being received. Let me explain how the email newsletter works. My blog is hosted by Google. It uses a service called Google Blogger. One feature of Blogger is the ability to offer an email newsletter. Every day when I make a post on the blog, Google automatically turns that post into an email and sends it out to anyone who has signed up to receive them.

Unfortunately this does not give me as much control as I would like but it's free and the pay services can be very expensive for a blog with as many subscribers as I have. This blog has around 20,000 email subscribers. FeedBlitz is an alternative service thatr might be more reliable but for that many email subscribers we are talking $1,700 a year.

So to make a long story short I have to work with Feedburner to deliver the newsletter. If you are one of those who are not receiving the email the first thing to do is look in your spam folder. That is the most common issue. Most email clients allow you to right click anything in the folder and say it's not spam. That will fix that problem.

If that does not work then we can cancel the current subscription and start a new one. That has fixed almost every one so far. You can do it yourself if you still have one of the old email newsletters. Just scroll to the bottom and click unsubscribe. Then visit the blog and sign up again. I'm sorry for the headache but I'm kind of at Google's mercy here. Thanks for your patience with this problem.

The second issue I want to address is advertising. I know almost everyone hates web ads. The truth is that many websites would go away without ads.  Mine would be one that would slowly die without the little money I receive from ads.

There are two types of ads on my blog. On the blog there are Google served ads. I have little control of their content but they are usually targeted ads that are suppose to be of interest to the reader. It's not perfect but does work most of the time.

The second ads are the ones for the few products I sell. They include the Pattern archive DVDs, The Jigsaw puzzle templates and the new Wooden Vases on the scroll saw book.

The ads and the very kind donations I receive pay for the blogs upkeep with some left over for me to buy a few new tools from time to time. Trust me when I say not many people get rich blogging. It is a passion for most bloggers but without some return it would be tough to do it.

So far this year we have had 230 days. I have posted a blog 178 times. Most of those posts included a free pattern if not more. I have been doing this for over 7 years. One of those years I posted 367 times. That's more than one a day. I say this to make the point that I am a dedicated blogger

There was a recent post on a Facebook group that I want to post here also.
"Has anybody, besides myself, noticed that Steve Good's website is getting filled with more and more advertising? I noticed that his book, Wooden Vases on the scrollsaw, which I bought last week (or the week before) is advertised 5 times on today's Daily Post. I don't mind an occasional "plug" but this is getting to be more and more advertising and less "scrolling". Just a thought!"

His facts are mostly correct so I don't have a beef with that except for the comment that the blog is more and more about advertising and less about scrolling.  I never post a blog with only ads. Every time a post goes up there is either a free pattern or other scrolling content. I would venture to say that I give more free things of value away than any other site on the web.

I'm not pointing this out to blast what this person said because he was just expressing an opinion and he was not insulting or trying to harm me in any way. He actually did me a favor because it made me look at how I blog. It's easy to get complacent after so many years of doing this and it's helpful to step back every now and then and see if you can do things differently.

If you are not interested in the things I have for sale I completely understand. I have absolutely no problem with you just taking the free patterns. For the most part I do this for fun and it's fun when people download my free stuff. Please understand that I am going to sell a few things and those things will be advertised on the blog and in the email newsletter. I promise I won't try to sell you cheap car insurance or or a get skinny in 30 days plan. I will keep it a scroll saw related.

Sorry for the long post now for the ads......    
   
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Monday, August 18, 2014

A beautiful box by Dan Waingrow.

A few weeks ago I published a simple segmentation pattern of a flag graphic. Dan Waingrow took the pattern and made something special from it. The annual Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association picnic was coming up and he needed something for the auction.

Dan used the piece as the lid for a nice hard wood box. He used walnut, maple and bloodwood for the segmented top. Notice the nice spline joints at the corners of the box. He painted the backer of the segmentation white to highlight the stars. Dan say the box was a big hit at the show and I can see why. He did a fantastic job taking an ordinary pattern and turning it into something very special. 
I wanted to share the pictures he sent me and encourage everyone to make changes to the patterns I post. If you see something that makes a pattern unique and personal then by all means make the change. Thanks for sharing the pictures Dan. 


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

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This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Winners of this month's giveaway are..........

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The first place winner and receiving a $35 shopping spree at www.scrollsawartist.com is...Paul Douglass. Paul correctly answered the question and was randomly drawn from over 1000 entries. Congratulations Paul. I will be sending you email address to Sue and she will be getting in touch to award you prize.

The three runner's up are.....


Bruce Spangler
Judy Hunter
Sandy DeLong

Each of you have your choice of my Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw book or a $12 Amazon gift card.

I will be contacting each of you for your choice.

Thanks to everyone who entered this month. I wish you could all win.

Large Guitar Pick Scroll Saw Pattern.

Many consider the Beatles to be the greatest rock band ever. It's difficult to disagree when you consider the long list of #1 hits and continued popularity even today. This over sized guitar shows the iconic image of the Beatles crossing Abbey road. 

 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

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Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

CATALOG DVD $20+ Shipping


This DVD contains all the patterns from the Scrollsaw Workshop blog from May 12, 2007 to December 2, 2012. There are 1113 pattern books many with multiple patterns. These are the patterns that are available in the free online catalog. This DVD is for those who wish to have all the patterns and don't wish to try and download hundreds of patterns. Use the DVD for club meetings, sharing with friends and customers, Archiving etc.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced. Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

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Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00

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

4x6 96 piece

5x7 140 piece

8x10 320 piece

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.

Stencil Printer 1.7

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.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

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.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

The Lifter

Sheila Landry Designs

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist
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.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Flying Dutchman. The blades recommended by Steve Good

Why do I recommend the Flying Dutchman blades? I could say they are high quality, sharp and consistent. That would be a good reason. I could say the price per blade is great and that would be an excellent reason. Those are the reasons I buy them but I recommend them because I like doing business with Mike at Mike's Workshop. When I send a reader of the Scrollsaw Workshop to Mike he takes care of them. That makes me look good and keeps my readers coming back.

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