Articles by: Mindy Kinsey

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
Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Fretwork Easter Ornaments

By Tom Sevy Design by Volker Arnold This set of interchangeable Easter ornaments will be a great addition to your spring decorating—and since they can be stack cut, they make ideal sale or gift items. They aren’t difficult to make, but they do require some careful and intricate scrolling. There […]

by March 23, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Spring Flowers Frame

Spring Flowers Frame

By John A. Nelson Cut by David Penman Spring is in the air! Scroll this classy, floral-themed frame to showcase those special snapshots. Or cut the frame out and add a mirror for a stunning decorative element. Adjust the frame to fit any photo by increasing or decreasing the size […]

by March 21, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Butterflies and Dragonflies

Butterflies and Dragonflies

By Joe and Paige Paisley We designed these butterflies and dragonflies to use all of the small but highly figured pieces of wood we had lying around our shop. You can’t just throw them in the fireplace, and these little critters are great items to sell or give away. We hope […]

by March 20, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Layered Garden Bunnies

Layered Garden Bunnies

By Paul Meisel These delightful bunnies are easy to create and make great gifts or sale items. They are easy to make for several reasons. First, the shapes do not require precision cutting and, therefore, are very forgiving should you go outside the cut lines. Second, there are no inside cuts. […]

by March 18, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects