Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Short Cuts – Issue Five

Short Cuts – Issue Five

  Good Luck Fretwork  Need a little luck? Scroll this antique-inspired fretwork and the good vibes are sure to start coming your way. You can display it as a plaque or use it as a box top. Leprechaun Puzzle Share the luck o’ the Irish by making a leprechaun! Pair […]

by April 5, 2017 eNews: Short Cuts
The Votes are in for the Fourth SSWC People’s Choice Contest 2016

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

Congratulations to the winners of the fourth and final 2016 People’s Choice Contest! The category for this contest was Functional. Although there were few entries submitted, we were impressed with the creativity of the projects we received. We are taking an indefinite break from contests. Thank you to all of […]

by December 28, 2016 2016 Design Contest, Contests
The Votes are in for the Third SSWC People’s Choice Contest 2016

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

Congratulations to the winners of the third 2016 People’s Choice Contest! The category for this contest was Ornaments: Painted and Unpainted. We’ll be talking to some of these scrollers about sharing their patterns in future issues. Plus, cash prizes will be awarded. Due to the number of entries submitted, we chose […]

by December 28, 2016 2016 Design Contest, Contests
Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

By Bob Duncan If you are a woodworker, you need the Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool. This tool makes marking any blank faster and easier. Using the integrated holder (complete with a hole for the pencil lead), you can easily mark the center of the thickness of a board. The offset […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
eTape

eTape

By Bob Duncan If reading a ruler is not your strong point, the eTape is for you. This tape measure features a digital display that tells you the fractional measurement in British imperial measure (inches) or metric (centimeters and millimeters) with the click of a button. It also has a […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Porter Cable Cordless Nailer & Stapler

Porter Cable Cordless Nailer & Stapler

By Bob Duncan A brad nailer and stapler are useful tools for any shop. Scroll sawyers can use them to assemble projects, create solid stacks for stack cutting, and even to reinforce custom frames. If you have an air compressor, brad nailers are pretty inexpensive, but I don’t–and I prefer […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
18″ Sand-Flee Portable Drum Sander

18″ Sand-Flee Portable Drum Sander

By Bob Duncan A portable drum sander, such as a Sand-Flee, forgoes the conveyor belt and requires you to move the stock by hand. It takes a bit of practice to keep the feed rate steady, but Rolf Beuttenmuller, an SSW test cutter, sees the hand control as a plus. […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

By Bob Duncan Dust Off’s Shop 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 […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

By Bob Duncan 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 […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Tornado 1000 Dust Collector

Tornado 1000 Dust Collector

By Bob Duncan Several commercial tabletop dust collectors are available, as are a host of plans for shop-made versions. The Tornado 1000, which is made in the USA by SMC Enterprises, stands out thanks to its large working area and the vast amount of air it can move. The Tornado […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews