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    I've just read the "will it be the end of pattern magazines" thread and the obvious conclusion is that scrollers will continue to buy patterns, magazines and books. So I'd like to know please - what subject/types of patterns would you be interested in for a new pattern book? Something not done before or a subject already covered in other pattern books, but with some twists and variations?
    Thanks all in advance - your feedback is appreciated.
    Sue Mey
    Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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    Just a couple of thoughts

    There seems to be an abundance of books in the wildlife area. I have enjoyed many. I would like to see some books in the sports and recreation area.
    I think there is a market that is basically untapped.
    Yes I know there are a few books out there on this topic, but not enough.

    I also see a demand for patterns that can be cut with pinned blades.
    Some people buy scroll saws not knowing that a pinned blade can limit their choice of patterns. Many give up due to the frustration.
    If patterns were developed for this area I also think they could be easily marketed.

    Carl

    PS I am cutting more of the Champion Cyclist pattern
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      I can accross a book somewhere that had patterns in all three styles in the book. I thought that was neat. Id like to see more of that.

      All the same picture, one pattern for fretwork, one for intarsia and one for segmentation.

      of course now i cant find it......
      Pete Ripaldi

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      • #4
        Most of my scroll saw work is for fund raising. (See 99 cent store stuff) A book on that subject as well as craft marketing and booth design would be worthwhile I think.

        John

        Old Dust

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        • #5
          Originally posted by meydenhart
          I've just read the "will it be the end of pattern magazines" thread and the obvious conclusion is that scrollers will continue to buy patterns, magazines and books. So I'd like to know please - what subject/types of patterns would you be interested in for a new pattern book? Something not done before or a subject already covered in other pattern books, but with some twists and variations?
          Thanks all in advance - your feedback is appreciated.
          Sue, I am not sure if this is what you mean. but I for one. would like to see more on, How to use patterns in are life stile. I love wild life, and , clocks, and potraits. but you can only hang so much on your walls. so I would like to see more furniture, patterns. and also maybe something to do on fan blades. maybe some light shades to go with the fans. also I don't see alot of dragon flys. or packing stations, or pack mules. or pack trains. maybe more hanging lamps. maybe even some more candale holders. or even hat stands. jewlery stands. and maybe something on the contrackting thing, like carpenters, cement mixer guys. or even , drywallers. roofers. and painters. you know the whole gain. or even , scrollers. Idon't see anything on scrollers, much. I could go on and on. but I will spare you thanks for asking. your the greatest. your friend Evie

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          • #6
            Ok maybe just a couple more. hand gliding. surffing, shy diving, deep sea diving, ok I guess i should shut up now. but I do have lots more ideas. your friend Evie

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=minowevie]Ok maybe just a couple more. ...... shy diving, ......./QUOTE]

              Whats that evie, skinny dipping off cliffs?: I thought you lived in the desert?

              I agree wholeheartedly with Carl. sports patterns - simple outlie, simple fretwork, and that modern "pierced" look...

              P.S. I really enjoy your work! (can't forget the obligatory suck-up!)
              ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

              D. Platt

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              • #8
                Hi Sue,

                I'm too new at this to know what people really want yet. I can never have enough dogs though. I just visited your site and looked over your patterns. Very nice and the price is right.
                Mike

                Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                • #9
                  Whats that evie, skinny dipping off cliffs?: I thought you lived in the desert?

                  Now Now Barry, your so bad, we don't have cliffs in the deseart.

                  well ok maybe the grand canyon.LOL
                  Last edited by minowevie; 07-28-2006, 04:47 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I gave up skinny dippin long ago.
                    Now I Chunky Dunk
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      HO Ho Ho to funny Chuncky Dunk. . it would be Chunck Flop here.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Sue

                        How about a book on how to teach scroll saw to kids for fun or therapeutic values. I' ve started to teach the kids I work with how to do wood working with a scroll saw for therapeutic values to increase their self esteem and I've came up with my own book I use with them as I did not find any. Also patterns to introduce scroll saw to kids with easy project's that is realistic and not too time consuming for them not too loose interest. The Challenge I faced when developing my Manuel was finding interesting projects that did not take too long to get to the finishing line.
                        Eric

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                        • #13
                          Im with ya Eric!! I work with the 4H kids in woodworking, and there really isnt that much in those lines. I have even thought about putting together a simple 'manual' of sorts to help out with that. The thing with kids is that they must be active constantly to keep their interest sparked. Thats why when they are working and working on something, and they start getting bored with it, I try giving em a break, and slap a ornament pattern on a piece of wood, and have them drill holes and go cut something out for a while.They can then come back and resume where they left off.Maybe someday I'll dig out my notes on keeping kids enthused while they learn and put something together. Dale
                          Dale w/ yella saws

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                          • #14
                            Sue and Toni. now theres something worth while. a book for kids to learn from. with easy and fast, patterns. insteant gradafication. some painting tips. and sanding too. what ever. Maybe some sports , that is easy to cut out. or even schoole things. like their motos. Maybe ask the ones who do this for 4H or other kids. what those things would be. . your friend Evie
                            Last edited by minowevie; 07-29-2006, 05:29 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Sue &Toni,
                              I ran into almost the same challenges teaching classes for women (mostly). The ones in my classes were not young, and had been convinced by society that they could not do "guy stuff" like using tools. So easy, or at least rather quickly done patterns or projects would be perfect for them. Usable projects, like shelves or recipe boxes or ??? We ended our sessions by cutting and assembling little cars for the kids at our local battered women's shelter - I think stuff like that would be good also.
                              I'm guessing that these ideas aren't what you guys had in mind, sooo...
                              I'd also like to see more cat and dog, horse and western, southwestern/native American stuff. Also some less popularly done critters - jackrabbits, possums, lizards, maybe even a turkey vulture. And having the patterns 3 ways (fret, intarsia, segmentation) would be an absolute joy!
                              I see at least 3 or 4 books in your futures if you want to take the plunge. I'll buy them!!
                              Sandy

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