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Practice Patterns

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When I’m away from my scroll saw for any length of time, my skills get a bit rusty. In this episode, I share how I “remind” myself how to follow a line. I do this before working on any large project when I need to quickly hone my skills. This is also a great way to build cutting skills for new scrollers too!

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How to Build a Wood Toy Car

Natural wooden toys are becoming more and more popular, especially with the concerns of toxic materials in toys made overseas.  Here’s a neat video on how Sherman Francisco builds a toy car that he and his club donates to Toys For Tots.  He’s using the Ripsnorter pattern from Toymaker Press.  Be sure to check Toymaker Press out.  They have a lot of great desigs and even a couple free patterns you can try out.

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Rubber Band Guns

rubberbandgunsOne of my favorite things to do as a kid as the weather warmed up is getting together with my friends and playing Cowboys  or War.  We’d pull out our rubber band guns and shoot each other with our elastic ammo and feign our grisly demise.  While it may not be PC any more, but there is something to be said for a simple toy like a good old fashioned rubber band gun.  Easy Scroll Patterns has opened up their entire collection of scroll saw patterns to the public.  Among these great designs are some wonderful rubber band guns.  They include a traditional pistol, machine gun, shot gun, Winchester, and an M16.  Check it out.  And while you’re there, check out some of their other free patterns!

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Making Wooden Hinges

woodhingesSure, you can buy hinges for boxes.  But if you want to add that extra touch of class to your next project, try making your own hinges!  Gary MacKay wrote a great article for Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts back in 2005 about how to create your own hinges with a scroll saw.  Don’t have that back issue?  Don’t worry, Woodcraft has made it available on their website for everybody to read.  Inside, Gary  guides you step-by-step through the process.  He includes a lot of great photos, along with detailed explanation.  He even throws in a free pattern!  How could you go wrong?  Check it out! Your scrolling reputation hinges on it!

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Scroll Saw Blade Holder

scroll-saw-blade-holderDavid Pruett from Folding Rule blog and podcast has a really neat project that’s perfect for scrollers; a saw blade organizer! He designed this organizer for a friend that does a lot of marquetry. David’s design will hold 6 blade tubes, a Archimedes drill, and drill bits. Beautifully made of cherry and finished with shellac and hand rubbed wax. He includes some great pictures with commentary, a video overview, links to sources, and a free project plan presented in PDF format. This is a really cool, check it out!

Thanks to Handi for the heads up on this really great project!

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Arabic Calligraphy Patterns

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One of the first forms of word art was calligraphy.  The beautiful swooping lines are certainly an eye pleaser.  Its no wonder why calligraphy is so well received and certainly offers a great scrolling opportunity.

RealfEZ creates beautiful wordart in Arabic calligraphy on his website Arabic Calligraphy For You.  He’ll turn your name into a scroll saw pattern in a matter of a few days.  So if you’re looking for a unique gift, or your family name in Arabic calligraphy, check out his website and put in a request!  You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll have a great conversation piece for your home!  Check it out!

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Automata Dog

Here’s a fun little automata project that’s perfect for the scroll saw! This project is provided by Lee Valley Tools. They include detailed instructions with plenty of photos. They also provide the pattern in PDF format for easy printing. The project is easy enough for an afternoon in the shop. Check it out! And while you’re there, be sure to take a look through their woodworking catalog. It’s like being a kid in a candy store!

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