Short Cuts – Issue Eight

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Short Cuts – Issue Eight

Welcome to the eighth issue of 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 it for you! Click here to sign up for Short Cuts.


Need Ornaments?

Visit our website for three collections of classic designs: Ribbon Ornaments by Lora S. Irish, 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments by Sue Mey, and Dove Ornaments by Tom Zeig.


Tiny Toy Ornaments

Make a miniature ark—complete with Noah and animals—or an old-fashioned car with working wheels. Love these projects? Check out the book!



Free Holiday Scrolling Patterns

Our online archive is a treasury of free patterns for ornaments, decorations, gifts, and more!


Giving Big

The Big Canoe Woodworkers Club started the festive season by giving big—the club donated 100 handmade wooden puzzles to its local Toys for Tots program.


Scrolling at Artistry in Wood

Scrollers flocked to a carving show for inspiration, supplies, and camaraderie.


Get Started Scrolling

If you’re teaching scrolling—or looking to learn yourself—check out the new Get Started Scrolling section of our website. From blade basics to wood reviews and finish facts, we’ve included all kinds of articles to help anyone Get Started Scrolling.



Product Review

A rotary tool is indispensable for woodworking and so much more. We think the Dremel 4300 is particularly handy if you’re shopping for your first rotary tool.