Articles by: BobD

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

If you make scroll saw baskets, bowls, relief cuts, or angle your saw table for any other reason, the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge will make your life easier. This handy tool attaches to most saw tables (or saw arms in the case of the Excalibur saws) using strong magnets. Accurate […]

by February 8, 2016 Product Reviews
SawStop Jobsite Saw Review

SawStop Jobsite Saw Review

The SawStop Jobsite Saw makes a great addition to our readers’ shops. Not only does it fold for easy storage, but it includes many features to keep you safe. It also includes some perks usually only seen in more expensive saws. Our technical editor, Bob Duncan, put the saw through […]

by February 5, 2016 Product Reviews, Videos
Book Corner: Scroll Saw Military Designs

Book Corner: Scroll Saw Military Designs

By Carly Glasmyre Haas When Scroll Saw Military Designs came out in 2000, there was nothing like it on the market. Fox Chapel Publishing received a lot of requests to reprint this book, and Mindy Kinsey, Bob Duncan, and I took on the challenge! We began by changing the title […]

by February 5, 2016 News
Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Dust Off’s Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes are a must for every workshop. With four boys under age 10 (and their 1-year-old sister), my family goes through a lot of pre-moistened disinfecting wipes. Dust Off’s Shop Mate Wipes serve the same purpose in your shop. They clean residue, sap, and other […]

by December 9, 2015 Product Reviews
Kutzall Hand Grit Rasps

Kutzall Hand Grit Rasps

Sometimes it is difficult to fit a sanding drum or rotary tool into a tight section of an intarsia or fretwork design. You can always hand-sand, but that’s often tedious and uncomfortable. The best tool to reach for is often a rasp, but the utility of traditional rasps is limited […]

by December 9, 2015 Product Reviews
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter/Spring 2016: Issue 62

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter/Spring 2016: Issue 62

The Winter/Spring 2016 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. SCROLL DOWN FOR A SNEAK […]

by December 9, 2015 Current Issue
2015 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday Gift Guide

  Does your family always ask what to get you for whichever holiday you celebrate? Send them here to find a good selection of tools   guaranteed to keep you in the sawdust all year long!         Check out this John Nelson puzzle pack, available from PS Wood […]

by November 27, 2015 Features
Royal-Lac Clear Finish

Royal-Lac Clear Finish

Royal-Lac combines the look of a classic shellac finish with the ease of application and durability of other modern finishes. It goes on easily and each coat levels the previous one, which means that even novices will get a nice finish every time. The product was developed by a furniture […]

by November 5, 2015 Product Reviews
Wood Toxicity

Wood Toxicity

Most woodworkers realize that over time, wood dust can cause many of the same lung problems as asbestos. But some woods have developed their own protection against insects, microbes, fungus, and even other competing plants. These defences, usually in the form of an irritant or toxin, carry over to the […]

by September 30, 2015 Shop Tips