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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Introducing Scroll Saw Village

What? It doesn't look like I redesigned the site! Yup, it's true to a certain extent. The truth is, I've been working on a completely new site! Can I get a drum roll please? I'm happy to announce...Scroll Saw Village! A brand new online community for scroll saw enthusiasts. Join us in the forum where you can talk with fellow scrollers about our favorite past time, share ideas and techniques, and maybe brag a little about our latest project. And not lets forget about the free patterns! We've installed a Pattern Library where you can easily browse free scroll saw patterns. No more wasting hours looking through file names. Patterns are provided in a photo album format so you know right away if its something you're interested in. But that's not the coolest feature. When you find a pattern or two (or three, or five), add them to your Download Cart. When you're ready, click one button and your favorite patterns will be automatically downloaded to your computer! No more fussing with 'right click, save image as, blah blah blah...

Along with the Pattern Library, each user gets their own personal User Gallery. Show off your latest cuttings, newest tools, or the shop makeover! Organize your personal User Gallery with any number of sub albums to keep things nice and tidy. Or just shove them all in one album. Its up to you! And the best part is, you don't have upload limits! Anywhere! So upload away!

Want to stay in touch with your scroller buddies? The private message system allows easy messaging between other members. Add your friends to your buddy list to keep easy track. With the file attachment feature, you can easily exchange pictures, patterns or whatever!

What about Scroll Saw Goodies? Are you giving that up? Heck no! I've moved Scroll Saw Goodies over to Scroll Saw Village and will continue to blog on a regular basis! Those of you who subscribe via email and RSS, don't worry because I'm taking the feed with me. So you won't have to change a thing. For those of you who like to read Scroll Saw Goodies the old fashion way, you can find me by navigating Scroll Saw Village, or just type in my new URL You'll be automatically forwarded to the right place.

Wow! That's quite a makeover, huh? Well, to help celebrate the new website, I'm having a contest! I'm giving away a Pattern Designer's Pack! The pack includes 3 clip art books from Dover Publishing (Big Book of Silhouettes, Ready-to-Use Sports Silhouettes, 1500 Decorative Ornaments). This is royalty-free clip art that can be used in designing your own patterns! Entry is easy. Head over to Scroll Saw Village ( Register for your free account and just post in the contest thread that you want to be entered! Want a better shot at winning? For each picture you upload to your User Gallery or a pattern you designed to the Pattern Library, you get one additional entry (for a total of 5 possible entries). I'll be doing the drawing on Feb. 14th and will announce the winner in the forums.

So be sure to join me over at Scroll Saw Village and lets ring in the new year with, what I hope to be, a great year for scrollers! Check it out!