Articles by: BobD

Ghost Goodie Holders

Ghost Goodie Holders

Quick & easy pedestals add a spooky touch to any treat By Paul Meisel Display candy, cookies, a bowl of Halloween treats, or even a candle on one of these friendly ghost pedestals. Both projects are similar in construction and assembly.   Getting Started The bat, hand, and base are […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Filigree Fretwork Pumpkins

Filigree Fretwork Pumpkins

Size these swirling designs to make ornaments, plaques, window hangings, trivets, and more!  By Keith Fenton These challenging filigree ornaments make great decorations for this Halloween season. If you don’t feel confident cutting them ornament-size, enlarge the patterns as desired to make window hangings or wall plaques.   Making the […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Skeleton Coffin Box

Skeleton Coffin Box

Fill this creepy coffin with treats for a one-of-a-kind Halloween gift By Sue Mey Open this creepy candy box if you dare, because taking the last piece of candy exposes a sinister surprise! Make this decorative box as large or as small as you like. If you decide to make it deeper, use […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Fall 2017 (Issue 68)

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Fall 2017 (Issue 68)

The Fall 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 June 14, 2017 Current Issue
Garden of Innocence

Garden of Innocence

Organization provides dignified burial for abandoned babies By Kathleen Ryan “If no one grieves, no one will remember,” said Elissa Davey, the founder of Garden of Innocence, a nonprofit organization that provides dignified burials for abandoned babies. The California resident thought of the idea in 1998 after reading about a baby […]

by June 7, 2017 Features
Sunflower Puzzle Box Pendant

Sunflower Puzzle Box Pendant

Portable puzzle contains mini garden-themed pieces By Nancy Vincent Challenge your friends and relatives to fit all of these garden-themed pieces back into this attractive pendant. The only rule is that you have to fit them all in; the orientation of each piece doesn’t matter. This project also shows off […]

by June 7, 2017 Projects
Catapult Castle

Catapult Castle

Defend your kingdom by slinging a boulder (ball) at invaders By Bob Gilsdorf When you roll a ball at this castle, it retaliates by slinging a Ping-Pong ball back at you! Catch the ball, block it with a homemade shield (a pot lid will do in a pinch), or knock […]

by June 7, 2017 Videos
Sunset Segmentation

Sunset Segmentation

Use inexpensive wood and a little paint to create a scenic landscape By Frank Droege Because the pieces easily fit back together, this project is a breeze to cut and paint. You can complete the landscape scene in an afternoon. Cutting the Scene Cut the wood blank and backing board to […]

by June 2, 2017 Patterns
Word Art from Word

Word Art from Word

Use a common word processing program to create custom patterns By Jon Deck Being a graphic designer, schooled and skilled in the Adobe creative applications, I never had much use for Microsoft Word. When we decided to find an easy way to make word art patterns, I immediately thought of InDesign … […]

by June 2, 2017 Techniques
Decorative Birdhouses

Decorative Birdhouses

Charming birdhouses bring summer inside all year long By Sue Mey I wanted to make a large 3-D birdhouse that would wow a viewer, but was limited by the wood thickness my scroll saw could cut. My solution was to divide the project into four quarters that could then be […]

by June 2, 2017 Projects