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Mechanical Marvels

Mechanical Marvels

Sick of the same old projects for your saw? Meet the Willy Wonka of the scrolling world By Kathleen Ryan “The only saw I have is a scroll saw, and I use it for everything I make,” said Keith Newstead, a self-taught artist from the UK who specializes in automata, […]

by May 21, 2018 Features
Intarsia Artists Extraordinaire

Intarsia Artists Extraordinaire

Andy WoodSmith and Christopher James Boux are members of a small collective of wood artisans from British Columbia, Canada, known as The Wood Vibe Tribe. Their goal is to take intarsia to a bold new level. By Kathleen Ryan Meet The Wood Vibe Tribe The Wood Vibe Tribe is a […]

by March 28, 2018 Features, Uncategorized
Catching Up With Judy Gale Roberts

Catching Up With Judy Gale Roberts

The intarsia master talks tools, wood, and new books by Mindy Kinsey “I am always thinking about the person who buys my pattern; I want them to have the best intarsia experience possible.” -Judy Gale Roberts Editor’s Note: Judy Gale Roberts is the mother of American intarsia. An artist since […]

by March 7, 2018 Features
A closeup of Misty's workstation

My Visit to Judy Gale Roberts’ Studio

By Misty Humes Valestin   Note: Misty Valestin is the new president of the Scrollsaw Association of the World (SAW). She recently participated in one of Judy’s beginner intarsia classes and shared her insider view of the experience with us.   On Wednesday morning, the first day of class, it […]

by March 7, 2018 Features
Marvelous Wooden Maps

Marvelous Wooden Maps

Do you love map-related artwork as much as we do? Here are some fun ideas from around the web to get you started on your next project! Adapt them to make your own wooden maps of a favorite town or vacation spot.   Nautical: Scroll or carve a 3-D topographical […]

by March 6, 2018 Features
Pictured are Chuck Fleming of Toys for Tots, Claude Drevet, Terry Nicholson, Brian Beals, Cecil Schneider, and Amy Brannon-Hamby of Toys for Tots.

Club Donates 100 Puzzles to Toys for Tots

The Big Canoe Woodworkers Club started the festive season by giving big. On the first day of the annual Pickens County, Ga., Toys for Tots campaign, the club gave 100 handmade wooden puzzles to the program. Participants made the puzzles under the guidance of fellow member Brian Beals of Pickens […]

by November 14, 2017 Features, News
Garden of Innocence

Garden of Innocence

Organization provides dignified burial for abandoned babies By Kathleen Ryan “If no one grieves, no one will remember,” said Elissa Davey, the founder of Garden of Innocence, a nonprofit organization that provides dignified burials for abandoned babies. The California resident thought of the idea in 1998 after reading about a baby […]

by June 7, 2017 Features
Scrolling on the Job

Scrolling on the Job

Barrie Casement “saw” Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in a unique way By Kathleen Ryan It’s a lifelong dream of mine and such a great honor to work on this prestigious building,” said master woodworker Barrie Casement of his work on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. “Sometimes I have […]

by March 21, 2017 Features
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pinewood Derby

By Bob Duncan & Mindy Kinsey It sounded like an easy project: we were asked to turn our Pinewood Derby magazine into a book featuring “fast and furious” speed secrets. With a few cosmetic changes, some new cars, and an update on the tools, we thought we could get it […]

by November 21, 2016 Features
Teacher Feature: Five Questions for Carole Rothman

Teacher Feature: Five Questions for Carole Rothman

The artist and author explains how frosting and a bad band saw led her to bowl making By Mindy Kinsey Carole Rothman’s bowls are colorful, glossy, silky smooth, and decorated with wonderful patterns. Her boxes are equally inspiring—some of them are cleverly designed to look like food and miniature furniture, […]

by December 23, 2015 Features