Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Short Cuts – Issue Six

Short Cuts – Issue Six

Minimalist Plant Hanger Transform nearly any plant container into a hanging decoration with this easy-to- cut yet attractive and functional plant hanger. Building a Playhouse Cut notches in strips of wood and let the kids design and build their own playhouse, Lincoln Log-style. Looking Back Deer Portrait Capture the essence […]

by June 8, 2017 eNews: Short Cuts
Photo Tips

Photo Tips

Want to make your carving project stand out in a photograph? Look no further! Click on the links below to views tips on how to better light, compose, focus, and size your photographs. CLICK HERE for tips about photo lighting. CLICK HERE for tips about photo composition. CLICK HERE for […]

by May 31, 2017 How To, Techniques
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