Many of you may have already heard about Steve Good’s blog. For several years now, Steve puts out a blog nearly every day to promote scroll sawing. In fact, it is because of Steve that I began my own blog on the Lumberjocks.com site and now have nearly 1300 entries. He has become a friend and a mentor of mine, and he was the one who introduced me to Lumberjocks.com.
Steve’s blog and website is great. Not only does it have the blog, but it also has a wonderful and active forum where you can learn all about scrollsawing and woodworking and make new friends. In the four plus years I have belonged, I have never seen arguments or issues with members and it is always a fun and friendly place to visit. The people there are amazing!
In Steve’s daily blog posts, he usually offers a free pattern or a new video or inspirational story about other woodworkers. He works incredibly hard to help the scroll sawing community and woodworking in general, and only asks for small donations from those who wish to do so in return. This is not mandatory, as his main objective is to help people discover the joy of using the scroll saw and woodworking in general. His selflessness and passion for scroll sawing has truly helped it grow.
From time to time I donate a pattern to Steve so he can share it with his readers. (He now has over 17,000 of them!) I find that many new customers that come to my site have learned about it through Steve’s forum and site, and I greatly appreciate his efforts to support designers such as Keith and I and other pattern designers in the industry.
When Keith and I finished our “Getting Started With the Scrollsaw” book,
we wanted to be sure to get a copy to Steve. Since this was a wonderful book for someone beginning to use the scroll saw, we thought that it would be a great value to those people. We offered to give away a couple of copies to some of Steve’s readers, and he came up with a contest in order to do so.
You can read the details of the contest here:
Just scroll down the page a little to read about it in today’s daily post. And while you are there, I encourage you to check out his site and sign up to receive the daily newsletter. Besides the wonderful videos, tutorials, and free patterns, you will love the friendly and informative forum.
I am always grateful to Steve. Not only because he has helped me so much, but also because he give so much back to woodworking and scroll sawing. He is a great asset to the industry and I enjoy supporting him in any way I can.
Have a great Tuesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"