Thursday, November 16, 2017

LED Art Scroll Saw Pattern. Email Delay.

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Pattern Corrections:

I was "naughty" yesterday and spelled naughty wrong on the Santa pattern.
It has been corrected in the online catalog. You can also download it by clicking the picture to the left. Sorry for the problem.

If you try to download it again and get the incorrect version clear your browsers cache. 

This pattern book takes advantage of these inexpensive LED display bases. The links below will take you to Amazon where you can purchase each item.  Everything you need to make one is under $20 when you divide out the cost. Watch the video below to see the LED Base in action plus cutting tips.

I included a blank that you can import into Inkscape and design your own LED light art.

 Click to Order  Currently $11.99
Click to Order  Currently $11.95 for a set of 5
Click to Order Currently $13.75 for a 12" X 24" sheet

Video showing the LED base and construction.

EMAIL

Just a heads up that I am swamped with email right now. I am putting in several hours a day keeping up with the Personalized Christmas Ornaments and the Personalized Signature Coins. This is delaying me from returning emails. I will do my best to get caught back up but I ask for your patience.

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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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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Naughty or Nice Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This Santa stands over ten inches tall. He asks the most important question of all. Have you been naughty or nice? 

Update on the Seyco St-21 Scroll Saw

I have had the Seyco ST-21 scroll saw in my shop for just over six months now. I am still getting regular email asking my opinion after I have used it for a while. Sounds like a good time for a quick update.

According to the hour meter I have 34.6 run-time hours on the machine. That's not a huge amount of hours but it has given me plenty of time with the saw to have an updated opinion. 

Performance: This is the easiest topic because the performance has been excellent. The machine still has very minimal vibration. It cuts great and is very easy on blades. In six months I have maybe broke two blades. 

I have cut a wide range of woods both thin and thick(1.5" thick max). It performs fine for all stocks. 

I have the saw adjusted for minimal front to back movement of the blade. This make it wonderful for delicate fretwork. I am not a production cutter so the small loss in speed of the cut is not a problem for me. If you cut eight hours a day you would probably want to make the machine cut a bit more aggressively. On this machine that's easy to do and you can speed cut to your hearts desire.

Gripes: There has never been a perfect machine produced and the Seyco ST-21 is no exception to that rule. 

One issue that sounds trivial and probably is but it bothers me is this. Occasionally when you release the blade to move to another entry hole the upper arm will stick and not lift easily. All you have to do is bump the foot switch and it becomes free. There is just once certain spot where the upper arm hangs on something internally.  

I talked to Ray about this and he explained exactly what happens. I won't go into detail but it is not harmful to the machine and it is not something that needs to be repaired. Bumping the switch is the recommended work around. Keep in mind that it only happens 1 out of 100 times or less but it still always catches me off guard.

A few of the original air blower hoses would not stay in place. Mine had the problem and Ray gave me an updated hose link that solved the problem.

In my original review I mentioned that the magnetic cover had a blemish that was caused from a maladjusted table. There was a metal part of the frame sticking proud of the table top. When the wood ran over that area it marred the surface.  I adjusted the table correctly and the blemish never grew from it's original size.(Shown in the picture below) 
That original blemish cause some concern from a few readers about the durability of the magnetic replaceable table top. The next photo shows how the top has held up. The blemishes you see are very shallow almost imperceptible to the finger when you run over that area. They certainly do not cause any issues when actually cutting. 

Some people like the top some don't. I'm in the crowd that likes it but only because it is so slick. I normally wax the top of metal top saws every other month. I will never have to do that with this machine. It may have to be replaced someday but have you even seen the table tops of some well used scroll saws. They can be extremely marked up with scratches. With the Seyco I can spend a few dollars(I think Ray said they cost around $25 but don't quote me on that) and have a brand new top.    
For the foreseeable future the Seyco ST-21 will sit in my #1 spot. It does everything a scroll saw should do and it does it well. I appears to be reliable and I trust Ray from Seyco to take care of his customers. He always has and I see no reason for that to change.

There are a few great saws on the market right now. I would be happy with most of them so I'm not saying the Seyco is the only saw to buy. I'm just saying that it should be in the running for anyone who wishes to have a high quality machine. 

This is not a paid or requested review. The opinions are mine. I'm not always correct but I always try to be honest because my mother-in-law reads this blog.:) 
Signature coin orders are coming along well. I will be taking another batch of finished orders
to the post office today. I will email you with the invoice if your order is shipping. 

Orders placed today are probably going to ship within five days. That can possible change and I will keep you updated here.

International shipping:
Unfortunately I checked the postage to ship these signature coins outside the US and it is crazy expensive. I had several people from Canada ask so I checked and it's almost $13 to ship just across the border using 1st class. That was the cheapest option.  I just don't want to charge that much so for now I am going to stick with US shipping only.

15 more days to enter to win.
Two lucky winners.
3 dozen Pegas Scroll Saw Blades.
$25 of any clock parts ordered.

The Simply Wooden Creations 2017 Scroll Saw Contest is over.

All the entrants did a fine job. It's going to be tough for
Russ to select the winners.
Here is the video playlist link of the entries

Limited time offer. Free shipping on all orders over $100. 
Take a look at their Scroll Saw Blanks. These are glued up panels that are color matched and sanded. They look great and give you a nice large board for projects. 

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Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.
_______________
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.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

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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
are to make. 

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Do you want all the patterns available from the Scrollsaw Workshop? This DVD has every pattern published from 2007 thru 2016. This DVD has 1969 patterns. The DVD is $20 plus shipping to many countries in the world. Check the order page for details.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced.

Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

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

May not print correctly from a mobile device. Use a desktop or laptop computer for printing. Instructions included for printing
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.

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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You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

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

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

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Charles Dearing Portrait Pattern DVD's

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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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

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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