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The following are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation, it is much appreciated.

 


  

Free Pattern - Victorian Mirror Frame

(Copyright - Hobbies Limited)

The small image shows the  frame detail. To conserve space and bandwidth, the assembly image and pattern are included in this zip file (72k). Right click hereand Save Target As... 
 This is a modified version of a font called Dolphins. I really like the swirling nature of the glyphs. Font is called Dolf 
 Free Font- This is a template font for deskset nameplates. The lower case letters with descenders are positioned above the "zero" line and the "i" and "j" dots connected to the letters. Both a regular and an italic font are included in this zip file (28k). Only those glyphs shown at the left are included in the fonts. [Update: I've added a shield symbol accessed using the # and a heart symbol accessed via the $ and an apostrophe symbol.] The font name you'll see in Windows is either "Deskset" or "Deskseti". Right click here and Save Target As. To install the font, extract both font files to any folder of choice except Windows/fonts. Now select the fonts and copy them to your Windows/fonts folder.  
 Here's a font suitable for generating word art. Follow instructions as above for the free WordArt.ttf font (18kbytes). This font only contains the glyphs (characters) shown.  
 More Free Fonts:

Click on the link and select 'Open' rather than 'Save' to see what the font looks like. Enjoy...

 

Scollsoni

Stencil 

 
 Magazine Index

This is an comma delimited text file to scrollsaw magazine articles. This installment covers Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine issues #24 - #52 and includes Ultimate Collection Vol 1. It includes Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine issues Nov-2007 -May-2012, but there are missing issues.


Left-click the link and save the file to your hard drive. The previous version was a spreadsheet that could harbor malicious code so I opted to post it as a CSV text file. However, your spreadsheet application can still work with it and allow more flexible usage. If you find errors, please let me know.

 
  Office 365 Graphical Reports

Here is an Excel spreadsheet that can translate the raw page report data available with Office 365. This 'version' is a zip file containing the main spreadsheet and the required support spreadsheets. Including the latter allows you to see how the graphs look with some sample data. Unzip the file in a folder of your choosing. If you find it useful or in need of work, please let me know. Also, please do not redistribute this spreadsheet. If you wish to share it, direct the recipient to my site.

 
 

Title: The Lord Is My Shepperd

 

Description: This is a redraw of a Hobbies Limited pattern publish many years ago. It is a 3-pattern set that measures about 10.5" X 9.5" when completed. The center oval is intended to house a mirror, I believe. The patterns are full-sized line-drawings and printable on letter-size paper. If you create a piece from this pattern, send me a pic and I'll add an Artists Page where I'll post it and information (you supply). Please don't re-distribute these free patterns.

 

Title: Jacobean Table Book Rest

 

Description: This is a Hobbies Limited pattern published around (I think) 1937. The final piece measures about 13" L x 10" H x 7" W. The patterns took some time to redraw and restore symetry but I think they came out pretty good. The Hobbies pattern called for 3/8" wood. I chose to modify the pattern for 1/4" wood. The Hobbies pattern also used screws for assembly. Assembly should employ glue but if you want to use screws you should use at least 1/2" wood for the sides. Patterns are full-size drawings so you may have a challenge in printing the longer ones. Please don't re-distribute these free patterns.

 

Title: Wall Vase #1

 

Description:  This is a Hobbies Limited pattern published around (I think) 1928. The final piece measures about 9.75"H x 6"W x 2.75"D. The patterns are made assuming you'll be using 1/4" thick wood. The wall vase requires a glass cone-shaped vase to be inserted in the round opening. Google 'glass cone vase' and you should find some sources.

 

I modified the pattern slightly by allowing for a 1/4" slot in the back to provide more glue surface area. The original pattern used screws for assembly.  Please don't re-distribute these free patterns.

 

Title: Wall Vase #2 

 

Description:  This is the second half of a Hobbies Limited pattern published around (I think) 1928. The final piece measures about 12"H x 8"W x 2.75"D. The patterns are made assuming you'll be using 1/4" thick wood. The wall vase requires a glass cone-shaped vase to be inserted in the round opening. Google 'glass cone vase' and you should find some sources.

 

Like Wall Vase #1, the original pattern used screws for assembly.  The brackets that hold the vase include two vertical supports. The bracket pattern is slightly modified to (optionally) allow making a slot in the back so you can glue it in place.

 

Also, the pattern set includes a full-sized back plus two additional patterns of the main back pattern but cut in (about) half to simplify printing. Please don't re-distribute these free patterns.

 
 

Title: Cake or Fruit Stand

Description: Another Hobbies Limited pattern published around 1928. The final piece measures 15"H x 11"W x 9.5" D . Patterns assume you are using 1/4" wood but can easily accommodate 1/2" wood.

 

Assembly requires glue and screws. The 15" handle pattern has been split in two to simplify printing. Overlay split patterns for a full size image. All patterns are full size drawings. Please do not redistribute these free patterns.

 

Title:Hobbies Clock

 

Description: This Hobbies Limted pattern was published around 1929. The final piece measures around 9.75"W x 10.75"H x 4.25" D. Patterns assume you are using 1/4" wood.Patterns are full-size on Letter-size paper and include cutting and assembly instructions.

 

My recreation is slighly larger than the original due to several factors. First, the scanned image was digitally pasted together from several scans and not all scans line up properly. Also, the scan shows some obvious folds that slightly distort the entire scan. Second, the Hobbies pattern suggesting some 3/16" wood where I used 1/4" wood everywhere. Lastly, tracing the patterns,resulted in some really odd dimensions. So I took the time to adjust the patterns for more even (U.S.) dimensions.

 

Assembly suggests glue only but you can use your own judgement. Please do not redistribute these free patterns.