Today’s post is going to be one that is a bit utilitarian, but I have had so many inquiries from people wondering when the new patterns will be available on the site, that I thought it best to answer it here.
We finished the update yesterday, and have several new patterns and kits available.
Keith has four new designs. First off, he began a series of handsome wildlife themed napkin holders and plaque patterns. The patterns are very versatile because you receive instructions for BOTH the napkin holder AND the matching plaque.
The first three are as follows:
We are also offering a special price if you wanted to purchase all three new patterns:
In addition, Keith has created another beautiful basket for his “Classic Collection” series. He called it the Classic Collection “Expo” basket:
These baskets have continued to be very popular among our customers and this one seems to be no exception.
As for myself, I have finished the two ballerina patterns that I have been working on the past week and they are also up on the site. The first pattern is the SLD449 12 Little Ballerinas Scroll Saw Pattern:
In it are instructions for both the silhouette dancers with skirts that can be lightly painted (no shading – only dress and shoes painted) and also the dancers without skirts in which you can create little tutus using nylon net tulle (instructions included). The dancers without skirts can also depict gymnasts, I think.
The final pattern is the tole painted version of the ballerinas. This pattern includes full instructions for shading and highlighting the dancers and many step-by-step photographs so that even newer painters can accomplish the project successfully. I call it SLDP219 Tiny Dancers Ballerinas:
I will also be offering pre-cut wood kits of the ballerinas as well, for those who don’t cut wood. The ballerinas in the kits will be pre-drilled and also include the gold metallic hanging cord. Their item number and link is here: SLDPK219.
I think they all came out pretty good and both Keith and I hope you enjoy them.
I did also want to mention that a concern was brought up to me regarding the drilling procedure that I showed in yesterday’s post. It was suggested that it would be safer for me to use a jig of sorts to hold the ornaments so I don’t accidentally drill my finger if the drill bit were to slip. While this has never happened or even come close to happening to me in my 15+ years of drilling this way, I do understand the concern and today I will be working on creating a jig for that purpose. I hope to show my results in tomorrow’s post.
I do appreciate these thoughts, as I do want everyone to feel comfortable in the process of woodworking. I have an idea of what I can do to improve the method and the level of safety.
So that should be it for today. I hope you enjoy seeing all the new designs and I wish you all a wonderful Friday!
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