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Making a Pinewood Derby Track

Making a Pinewood Derby Track

Work out the kinks on your gravity-powered racer before the big day In the Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars 2014 special issue, the experts suggest racing and tweaking your car before the race. Below is a short article on how to make your own racetrack. Attachments: • Building your own test […]

by November 25, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2015: Issue 61

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2015: Issue 61

The Holiday 2015 Issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts features a variety of holiday-themed projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com, 1-800-457-9112.   SCROLL DOWN FOR […]

by November 5, 2015 Current Issue
Teaching a Tween

Teaching a Tween

Want to get the kids in your life into scrolling? Grab some scrap wood and follow our easy instructions.   1. Prepare the wood. Sand the wood and remove the sawdust. Explain that it is easier to sand a large piece of wood than a small cut puzzle piece. Use your […]

by November 5, 2015 Techniques
Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Scroll a quick and easy table decoration By John A. Nelson What is Thanksgiving without a turkey? Not only can your family can enjoy this one all season, but you don’t have to worry about burning it! Older kids can help cut the turkey and little ones can add color […]

by November 5, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
Serving with a Saw

Serving with a Saw

By Kathleen Ryan Shirley Wagner, an 84-year-old Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, lives a peaceful life in the small community of Medford, Wisc. Once she steps into her basement workshop, however, Sister Shirley really tears it up—with a scroll saw, that is. “I use routers, chop saws, radial arm saws, […]

by November 3, 2015 Features
Hun Brothers Build Toys for Homeless Children

Hun Brothers Build Toys for Homeless Children

For the past year, Hun School students Logan and Sam Leppo (Class of 2017) have been hard at work in their family workshop constructing handmade wooden toys to donate to local homeless children. The twin brothers are fourth generation woodworkers, and their passion for crafting is a tradition they wanted […]

by October 7, 2015 Features
Gizmos & Gadgets 2015

Gizmos & Gadgets 2015

Gadgets & Gizmos is a special issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. While it is not a part of the regular subscription, it is available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com, 1-800-457-9112.   SCROLL DOWN FOR A SNEAK PEEK!     In This Issue:   Toys […]

by October 2, 2015 News, Special Issues
Whimsical Wooden Worlds

Whimsical Wooden Worlds

Dug North’s automata are complex machines–and yet, the opposite of today’s technology By Abigail Brubaker Dug North’s artist statement begins, “We have become distanced from the things that surround us.” He goes on to discuss the present state of people in industrialized nations, who own many pieces of mass-produced technology […]

by October 1, 2015 Features
Ride-able Art

Ride-able Art

Jay Kinsinger’s wooden bicycles are anything but old fashioned By Abigail Brubaker The “Ride-able Art” of Jay Kinsinger The 21st-century understanding of the bicycle is almost invariably inorganic. Bicycles, grouped with other forms of transportation, are thought of in metallic, manmade materials—although, in fact, the first bicycles were made of […]

by October 1, 2015 Features
Multigenerational Woodworking

Multigenerational Woodworking

After learning woodworking from his father, Bob Gilsdorf shares the fun with kids everywhere. Woodworking has always been a multigenerational craft for Bob Gilsdorf. During Bob’s childhood, his father had a small woodshop and was always working on furniture and other projects, showing Bob the ways in which wood could […]

by September 30, 2015 Features