Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Short Cuts – Issue Seven

Short Cuts – Issue Seven

Welcome to the seventh issue of Short Cuts! Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading […]

by September 18, 2017 eNews: Short Cuts
Jointed Pirate Ornament

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Wire joints let these ornaments dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this pirate and his angel friend, that move. Wire joints and a pull cord make this easy.   Making the Pirate Step 1: Transfer […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Sleigh Centerpiece

Sleigh Centerpiece

Simple parts and construction allow you to put this sled together in an afternoon By Sue Mey Cut by Leldon Maxcy   Dress your holiday table up with this simple but attractive sled. The shapes are easy to cut, and you can stack-cut the runners. (For more on stack cutting, […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Jointed Angel Ornament

Jointed Angel Ornament

Wire joints let this ornament dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this angel and her pirate friend, that can move. Wire joints add motion, and the easy beaded decoration is sure to catch the light. […]

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cuts  By Gary MacKay   The beauty of these attractive inlay coasters is that each one requires only three cuts. You can create an entire set in an afternoon. They make great gifts or craft show items. Living near the woods, I have raked […]

by August 30, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Short Cuts – Issue Six

Short Cuts – Issue Six

Welcome to the sixth issue of Short Cuts! Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading […]

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

Welcome to the fifth issue of Short Cuts! Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading […]

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