Articles by: Mindy Kinsey

Join Us! Scroll Saw Mini Show @Artistry in Wood

Join Us! Scroll Saw Mini Show @Artistry in Wood

Looking for a place where you can hang out with your scrolling friends and meet new ones, find patterns and supplies, and check out some wonderful artwork? The staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine is pleased to be working with the Dayton Carvers Guild to present a scroll […]

by June 14, 2017 Features, News
Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets: Easy to Make, Fun to Give! Puzzle playsets are quick, easy, and fun to make. Each one is a puzzle, a toy, and a creative decoration all in one. Watch our video overview and learn how to use simple woodworking to make your own puzzle playsets. You’ll need […]

by March 9, 2017 Videos
Handmade Mistletoe

Handmade Mistletoe

Pattern by Jacob Fowler Instructions and cutting by Wayne Fowler Show someone special you care with a carefully cut spray of mistletoe. As shown, this pattern can be used as a decoration around the house. Reduce the pattern to roughly 75% of its size to make Christmas ornaments for gifts […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

By Bob Duncan & Mindy Kinsey It sounded like an easy project: we were asked to turn our Pinewood Derby magazine into a book featuring “fast and furious” speed secrets. With a few cosmetic changes, some new cars, and an update on the tools, we thought we could get it […]

by November 21, 2016 Features
2016 Christmas Ornaments

2016 Christmas Ornaments

By Sue Mey Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller     Spread peace, joy, hope, love, and faith this holiday season with these web-exclusive ornaments. The simple designs are easy to cut but will look stunning with tree lights shining through the frets. We cut the ornaments from Baltic birch plywood and finished […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
Photo Tips: Composition

Photo Tips: Composition

By Jon Deck Creating a well-lit, properly focused photograph at the right resolution doesn’t mean much if the scene you’ve shot is unclear to the viewer. A photograph that is too far away, lost in a cluttered background, or features huge hands or tools but no action isn’t useful. The composition of your […]

by November 21, 2016 Techniques
Open House News

Open House News

Although we have very much enjoyed hosting our Open House and Woodworking Show for the past three years, we have decided to cancel the show. Our guests, artists, and vendors loved the event, but it is expensive and time consuming to host a show of that quality and, unfortunately, we […]

by August 26, 2016 News, Open House
Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Our website will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, July 26. We hope to have it back up and running the same day. Thanks for your patience!

by July 22, 2016 News
Correction: Rothman basket in Issue 63

Correction: Rothman basket in Issue 63

There was an error in the Materials list for Carole Rothman’s basket, featured in SSW Spring/Summer 2016 (Issue 63, page 22). The blank for the 5/8″ (16mm)-thick maple base should be 5-1/2″ (140mm) square, not 4″ (102mm) square. If you prefer not to buy and cut a new piece of […]

by April 7, 2016 News
The Votes are in for the First SSWC People’s Choice Contest 2016

The Votes are in for the First SSWC People’s Choice Contest 2016

Congratulations to the first winners in the 2016 People’s Choice Contest! We are trying something new this year. Instead of running one big competition, we are breaking it into ongoing mini matches. Plus, we are offering cash prizes! Special thanks to our first contest sponsors, The Wooden Teddy Bear and […]

by April 5, 2016 2016 Design Contest, Contests