Articles by: BobD

Product Review: Pégas Scroll Saw

Product Review: Pégas Scroll Saw

At a Glance 21″ Throat Depth Introductory price: $649, $719 with stand MRSP: $719, $799 with stand Call 800-847-4188 or e-mail sales@grobetusa.com to find a local retailer The first branded Pégas Scroll Saw to hit the market does so with a bang, combining Swiss engineering with a proven design to set […]

by December 5, 2018 Product Reviews, Scroll Saw Reviews
Product Review: Pegas Blade Chuck Heads

Product Review: Pegas Blade Chuck Heads

Want to revamp your scroll saw? Switch out that clunky old blade clamp for a tougher, more streamlined model By Bob Duncan and Mindy Kinsey The blade clamps are among the first parts to fail on a scroll saw. The clamps, which are also called blade chucks or blade heads, […]

by September 7, 2018 Product Reviews
Product Review: Jet JWSS-22B Scroll Saw

Product Review: Jet JWSS-22B Scroll Saw

By the Staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Like the Excalibur saws, Jet’s scroll saw uses a link drive system and has a tilting saw arm (insets of a tilting table). But it has a few special features. Jet’s major innovation is a quick-change blade holding and tensioning system. The […]

by June 16, 2018 Scroll Saw Reviews
Product Review: Seyco ST-21 Scroll Saw

Product Review: Seyco ST-21 Scroll Saw

By the Staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Created by Ray Seymore of Seyco, who has been selling Excalibur saws since 1986, this saw is intended for scrollers and has features designed specifically for these woodworkers. Like the Excalibur saws, it uses a link drive system and has a […]

by June 16, 2018 Scroll Saw Reviews
The Pitch

The Pitch

Capture the feeling of Opening Day with this classic fretwork baseball scene By Jacob and Wayne Fowler   While baseball season is in full swing, this fretwork design captures that moment where the pitcher winds up, the batter focuses on the ball, and the catcher waits for the ball to […]

by May 23, 2018 Patterns, Spring Scrolling
Hacking a Porter Cable Scroll Saw

Hacking a Porter Cable Scroll Saw

Make blade changes faster and easier for a couple dollars and 20 minutes in the shop By Bob Duncan The partially free-floating blade clamps on the Porter Cable scroll saw make it a challenge to change blades. But with a few tools and basic hardware, you can make them stay where […]

by May 23, 2018 Shop Tips
Ping Pong® Explosion Surprises Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Staff

Ping Pong® Explosion Surprises Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Staff

Simple gadget is a “blast” for children and adults By Bob Gilsdorf Load the table tennis balls, step back a few paces, and try to hit the target with a bean bag to release a burst of balls. It’s a fun game for all ages, but we decided to take […]

by April 24, 2018 Videos
Solving the School of Fish Puzzle Box

Solving the School of Fish Puzzle Box

Watch an expert open and close this simple aquatic treasure box By Rolf Beuttenmuller Designed By Bill Miller This angelfish has a secret—a couple of them, actually. Not only is another box hidden inside, but the box itself is built from concealed layers. Due to the thickness of the wood […]

by April 24, 2018 Videos
Making a Desktop Safe

Making a Desktop Safe

Easy-to-make locking gizmo box protects your stuff in style By Alex Vyshnevskyy Protect your valuables with this simple locking box. You can set the combination and lock it to keep your valuables (or you sweets) safe. Scroll down to see how the box works and watch a quick assembly video. […]

by April 23, 2018 Projects, Videos
Porthole Picture Frame

Porthole Picture Frame

Creative photo frame adds a nautical feel to any room By Keith Robinson A seafaring friend asked me to make a sign for his newly built outside bar. After scanning the internet for an appropriate nautical theme I chose a brass Victorian style porthole. This was the first step to […]

by March 27, 2018 Projects