Articles by: magintern

Choosing the Right Blade

Choosing the Right Blade

Simple guidelines for matching the blade to the pattern and wood by Bob Duncan You can feel your blood pressure rising as the blades keep snapping while you cut. It’s equally frustrating when you try to make tight turns in a small fret, but the blade won’t turn fast enough. […]

by September 6, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tools for Beginners
Scroll Saw Basics

Scroll Saw Basics

Start every scrolling project with these simple steps. Plus! Troubleshoot common problems   Squaring the Table Most scroll saws have an adjustable table that allows you to make cuts at different angles. There are times when you want the saw set at an angle, but most cutting is done with […]

Festive Jack-O-Lanterns

Festive Jack-O-Lanterns

Craft a quick and easy Halloween decoration with this clever candle holder by Lora S. Irish Cut by John Martin This whimsical pumpkin trio can be used in a number of ways. You can add a base and a tea light for an instant shadow-caster, cut them out of paper […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Witch’s Brew Layerscape

Witch’s Brew Layerscape

Multiple layers add depth and dimension to this spooky Halloween scene by Lora S. Irish Cut by David Penman Even beginners can achieve striking results by breaking this project down into three layers. Experiment with different finishing techniques for a unique portrait. Start by cutting the wood to size. Depending on the thickness of the wood […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Making Halloween Luminaries

Making Halloween Luminaries

Spooky Halloween decorations nest together for easy storage by Gloria Cosgrove Cut by Dale Helgerson   Welcome trick-or-treaters to your home with these fun luminaries. They look fantastic leading the way up the front steps or nestled among pumpkins and Indian corn. Use an acrylic backing board behind the scenes […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Rattlin’ Bones

Rattlin’ Bones

Spirited skeletons have rubber-band joints and interchangeable heads By William Berry These dangling skeletons make great Halloween decorations for your door or window. Hang them on your front porch to greet trick-or-treaters as they rattle in the wind. Interchangeable skulls add to the fun, and children can get involved by […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Wooden Gear Gizmo

Wooden Gear Gizmo

Tabletop whirligig is a great 1-day gizmo project for any woodworker By Rick Hutcheson If you’ve always wanted to make a gizmo but have been intimidated by complicated clocks and automatons, this is the project for you. This gizmo has enough pieces and gears to make it a fun challenge, […]

by March 7, 2017 Projects
Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Get those photos off your phone and share them with a friend in this sweet frame By Brenda Herthel Make a fun gift for a friend or special keepsake for yourself. This fretwork frame has a cozy message and spaces for 10 photos, accented with splashes of your school, team, […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Leprechaun Puzzle

Leprechaun Puzzle

Make a puzzle or pendant with this St. Patrick’s Day pattern By Tony and June Burns Share the luck o’ the Irish by making a leprechaun! Intended as a three-piece puzzle, the pattern is a snap to cut and paint. You could also skip the interior cuts and paint the […]

by March 7, 2017 Projects
Good Luck Fretwork

Good Luck Fretwork

Scroll this symbolic design as a plaque or box top By Joe Preston This project was inspired by a Victorian document box my son picked up at a store. (That’s the original in the photo.) I really liked the horseshoe and clover “good luck” design, so I recreated it as a […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects