Articles by: BobD

Neptune’s Gumball Challenge Video

Neptune’s Gumball Challenge Video

Watch the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts staff fumble through Bob Gilsdorf’s gumball maze challenge.   The Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts staff does a lot of typing. And a lot of moving copy and photos around with a mouse. And we sometimes even build things. So, we think we have a […]

by March 28, 2017 Videos
Hungry Giraffe Video

Hungry Giraffe Video

Add animation to a bedside lamp with a simple electrical motor By John Hutchinson Make a lamp with a little something extra—the giraffe sways back and forth to “nibble” at the leafy shade! The lamp is perfect for a child but appreciated by adult fans of this gentle and unique creature. […]

by March 21, 2017 Videos
Scrolling on the Job

Scrolling on the Job

Barrie Casement “saw” Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in a unique way By Kathleen Ryan It’s a lifelong dream of mine and such a great honor to work on this prestigious building,” said master woodworker Barrie Casement of his work on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. “Sometimes I have […]

by March 21, 2017 Features
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2017 (Issue 67)

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2017 (Issue 67)

The Summer 2017 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts features a variety of 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.         In This […]

by March 21, 2017 Current Issue
DIY Plywood

DIY Plywood

Making Your Own Plywood By Bob Duncan When you’re doing a project that requires durable, stable, attractive parts, it pays to skip commercial products and make your own plywood.   There are many kinds of plywood, but they are all made basically the same way: by gluing layers of wood on […]

by March 7, 2017 Techniques
Spring Gathering Intarsia

Spring Gathering Intarsia

We were so excited about how many patterns we squeezed into the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2017 (Issue 66) that we missed the fact that we reduced the pattern for Janette Square’s Spring Gathering intarsia project (designed by Bruce Worthington). If you want to make the project the […]

by January 17, 2017 News, Patterns
Desktop Rocket Video

Desktop Rocket Video

Simple design ignites imagination By Bob Gilsdorf This project was inspired by my mild disappointment with retractable ballpoint pens. Yes, they are ingenious little contraptions with a clever latching mechanism and a spring-loaded button that prevents large ink spots from growing in your pocket, so what’s the problem? Have you […]

by December 27, 2016 Videos
Woodrow the Woodpecker

Woodrow the Woodpecker

Animated avian ascends any wall with easy By David Wakefield This guy holds a special place in my heart. I have wanted to design him for about two years. Being a redheaded woodworker, he has been my “familiar” since I moved to the woods of southeastern Ohio some 35 years […]

by December 27, 2016 Videos
Duck Wall Hanger

Duck Wall Hanger

Instant color lets you finish this project in no time By John A. Nelson Having trouble getting all your ducks in a row? This is a chance for you to fix that! Here is a cute wall rack that will add character to any child’s bedroom. We did all the […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns
GEX–The Anti Jigsaw Puzzle

GEX–The Anti Jigsaw Puzzle

Gecko-shaped tessellating tiles are an addictive toy By Dave Van Ess GEX stands for “gecko hexagon tessellating tiles.” Tessellation is just a fancy word meaning shapes that repeat over and over again to cover a surface without any gaps or overlaps. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, except that instead of […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns