Articles by: BobD

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
Adjustable Angle Drill Press Jig

Adjustable Angle Drill Press Jig

Drill at any angle without moving your drill press table By Tony Giroux I have an adjustable table on my drill press that I use to drill at angles when I’m making inlays, a stacked bowl, or some boxes. However, it’s always a challenge to reset the table to horizontal […]

by March 27, 2018 Shop Tips
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2018 (Issue 71)

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2018 (Issue 71)

The Summer 2018 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 12, 2018 Current Issue
Scroll Saw Arm Lifter

Scroll Saw Arm Lifter

This simple device holds the saw arm up while you change blades By the Staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts   The Scroll Saw Arm Lifter, designed by Hector Garcia and sold by Bear Woods, is a simple add-on for a DeWalt or Delta saw that does what it says: […]

by March 7, 2018 Product Reviews
Building an adjustable box joint jig

Building an adjustable box joint jig

With a scroll saw, you can cut all sorts of joints. But, when you need to cut several hundred fingers, such as the ones found in the Steampunk Box (found in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2018, Issue 71), the sheer number as well, as the precision required to make […]

by March 6, 2018 Techniques