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Short Cuts

Short Cuts

  Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing […]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments eNews: Short Cuts
Short Cuts – Issue 4

Short Cuts – Issue 4

    Handmade Mistletoe Download and cut this intricate fretwork mistletoe pattern         2016 Ornaments Download, cut, and finish these ornaments for great last-minute presents         Book Corner: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of […]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments eNews: Short Cuts
Handmade Mistletoe

Handmade Mistletoe

Pattern by Jacob Fowler Instructions and cutting by Wayne Fowler Show someone special you care with a carefully cut spray of mistletoe. As shown, this pattern can be used as a decoration around the house. Reduce the pattern to roughly 75% of its size to make Christmas ornaments for gifts […]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments Patterns
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

By Bob Duncan & Mindy Kinsey It sounded like an easy project: we were asked to turn our Pinewood Derby magazine into a book featuring “fast and furious” speed secrets. With a few cosmetic changes, some new cars, and an update on the tools, we thought we could get it […]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments Features
2016 Christmas Ornaments

2016 Christmas Ornaments

By Sue Mey Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller     Spread peace, joy, hope, love, and faith this holiday season with these web-exclusive ornaments. The simple designs are easy to cut but will look stunning with tree lights shining through the frets. We cut the ornaments from Baltic birch plywood and finished […]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments Patterns
Photo Tips: Composition

Photo Tips: Composition

By Jon Deck Creating a well-lit, properly focused photograph at the right resolution doesn’t mean much if the scene you’ve shot is unclear to the viewer. A photograph that is too far away, lost in a cluttered background, or features huge hands or tools but no action isn’t useful. The composition of your […]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips
Product Review – Rocker Center/Offset Marking Tool

Product Review – Rocker Center/Offset Marking Tool

By Bob Duncan If you are a woodworker, you need the Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool. This tool makes marking any blank faster and easier. Using the integrated holder (complete with a hole for the pencil lead), you can easily mark the center of the thickness of a board. The offset […]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips
Product Review – eTape

Product Review – eTape

By Bob Duncan If reading a ruler is not your strong point, the eTape is for you. This tape measure features a digital display that tells you the fractional measurement in British imperial measure (inches) or metric (centimeters and millimeters) with the click of a button. It also has a […]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips
Product Review – Porter Cable Cordless Nailer & Stapler

Product Review – Porter Cable Cordless Nailer & Stapler

By Bob Duncan A brad nailer and stapler are useful tools for any shop. Scroll sawyers can use them to assemble projects, create solid stacks for stack cutting, and even to reinforce custom frames. If you have an air compressor, brad nailers are pretty inexpensive, but I don’t–and I prefer […]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips
Product Review – 18″ Sand-Flee Portable Drum Sander

Product Review – 18″ Sand-Flee Portable Drum Sander

By Bob Duncan A portable drum sander, such as a Sand-Flee, forgoes the conveyor belt and requires you to move the stock by hand. It takes a bit of practice to keep the feed rate steady, but Rolf Beuttenmuller, an SSW test cutter, sees the hand control as a plus. […]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips
Product Review – Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Product Review – Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

By Bob Duncan Dust Off’s Shop Wipes are a must for every workshop. With four boys under age 10 (and their 1-year-old sister), my family goes through a lot of pre-moistened disinfecting wipes. Dust Off’s Shop Mate Wipes serve the same purpose in your shop. They clean residue, sap, and […]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Tools & Tips