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Tips And Tricks

Jan 07, 2016 01:20 AM | Travis in Beginner's Corner

There was a great idea posted in this thread about making a list of tips and tricks for scrollers. Having them in one place would be a great resource for new scrollers, and a fun place for seasoned scrollers to find new ideas. So post your favorite ti...

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Love Birds - Coin Cutting Tutorial

Oct 04, 2015 05:32 AM | hotshot in Tutorials & Resources

Note: As I continue down this coin cutting path, I have found a few better ways of doing things, and have greatly updated this tutorial to reflect some better methods. This tutorial ca be seen in a little cleaner format at: http://www.coincutti...ting/index.html


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This tutorial initially began as a post of one of my projects but it got morphed into a pretty detailed and structured tutorial along with some video to make things clear. I have cut many many coins and over the course of the last few years, have worked out a method that has turned a painful process into a very manageable one. So this entry and the posts that follow it should help anyone that wants to give my method a try.


Happy Cutting

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Applying and Removing Patterns

Sep 04, 2015 04:07 PM | Travis in Beginner's Corner

Applying Patterns Transfer Method Drawing - One of the most direct ways of putting a pattern to your work piece is simply draw your pattern onto the wood. This is a good method for simple patterns or to rough out a shape. However, it gets difficu...

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Western Frames

Mar 21, 2015 11:53 PM | gator in Tutorials & Resources

a lot have seem to like my western frames so maybe i can give something to someone who haven't found out about this trick okay i bought 1x4 x8" western rough cedar $4.29 each spit a bunch in half. then set fence and ripped sides about 1.125 got 3 out o...

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Intersecting Word Art Tutorial - Written (Photo...

Mar 11, 2015 04:50 PM | Fishman in Photoshop

Ahoy! There seems to be some interest in a written guide for Intersecting Word Art. I don't have much free time, but really like to help give back when I can so I decided to take a stab at this for everybody. I tried to keep it as short and to the poi...

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Attaching Photos/Documents To Your Post

Jan 30, 2015 11:41 PM | Travis in Using SSV

Here's a quick tutorial on how to attach a picture or document to your forum post or reply. If you're replying to a message, click the More Reply Options button. This will bring you to a new compose window. There's a section below your message com...

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Word Art Intersecting Word Art with Inkscape

Jan 30, 2015 04:52 PM | Travis in Inkscape

I got a question from Robiton where he 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. I put together a quick tutorial on how to create word...

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Pattern Resources

Dec 10, 2014 08:03 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

There are many resources for patterns to cut on your scroll saw. You may choose to purchase patterns. These are high quality patterns that have been test-cut for accuracy. Most pattern vendors offer instant download PDF's that you can print in your own...

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Turning Lines Into Objects in Inkscape

Jun 17, 2014 07:24 PM | Travis in Pattern Making

I mentioned that I was putting together a quick tutorial Inscape to answer a couple of design questions. This video, Jeff wanted to design a dream catcher and was wondering how to do the webbing. Robert asks how to save a design in Inkscape as a JPG.

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Creating Word Art with Inkscape

Jun 04, 2014 03:55 PM | Travis in Inkscape

Word Art patterns are designs where text is the primary design element. Naturally, font choice becomes an important factor when designing word art. Try out several of different fonts before making your choice. If you need more selection, are a numbe...

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How To Post A Pattern To The Pattern Library

Mar 28, 2014 03:56 PM | Travis in Using SSV

The Pattern Library is where we store all of our free scroll saw patterns. We upload to the New Patterns folder, where they’ll stay for 30 days, or when I get around to organize it. Then it will be moved into the most appropriate category. Having yo...

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