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Wine Bottle & Glass Holder – The Design

Here’s a project, just in time for Valentine’s Day. In this video, we’re going to design up a Wine Bottle & Wine Glass Holder. The holder rests on the neck of the wine bottle, and two wine glasses balance on each end. We’ll design this project using the free program, Inkscape. We’ll also design monograms for each side of the bottle to give it a personal touch.

You can find the final pattern here, which includes all of the monograms A-Z, so you can customize it any way you want. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s video, where we make this project on the scroll saw. Enjoy the show!

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Make A Dishwasher Magnet

A buddy of mine wanted a magnet for his dishwasher that would tell him if the dishes are clean or dirty. This is a quick and easy project that I think would be a great craft show seller.

In this video, we’ll first design the magnet in Inkscape. I had some scrap ¼” oak that I used. After cutting out the design, I sanded it with a palm sander and softened the edges with a star sander. I added a few coats of clear acrylic spray for protection. Then I attached the magnet with some epoxy.

To use, keep the “Dirty” part of the sign facing up. When you start your dishwasher, flip it to “Clean.” Once the dishwasher is unloaded, flip it back over to “Dirty.” Now you’ll know with a glance if your dishes are clean or dirty (without the bother of actually opening the dishwasher).

I think this would be a good craft show seller.




Designing - Dishwasher Magnet Sawing Dishwasher Magnet Sanding - Dishwasher Magnet

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Putting Text On A Path With GIMP

I got a question from Gator on Scroll Saw Village. He’s working on a pattern in GIMP and would like to add text along a path. In this video, I’ll show you how to add text along a wavy path, as well as in a circle. Creating this kind of word art in GIMP is a little clunky. A better tool for this would be to use Inkscape where you have a little more control over the letters and paths you create. However, it is possible in GIMP with some trial and error to get it to look the way you want.

You can find the discussion page on Scroll Saw Village if you have questions or comments. Enjoy the show!


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Word Art Intersecting Word Art

Brian is trying to design a sign where a script intersects existing word art.  He wants to design it so that it’s easy to read, and won’t fall apart after cutting.  In this episode, I’ll show you how to create word art that intersects word art.

You can find the discussion page on Scroll Saw Village if you have questions or comments.

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Using Lines as a Design Element in Inkscape

Here is a quick pattern designing Q&A. Jeff is designing a dream catcher and he was wondering how to design the webbing in Inkscape. This episode I show you how to lay in the webbing with the bezier tool, then change that line into an object.

Robert had a question on how to export a JPG in Inkscape. I show you the workaround.

Enjoy the show!

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