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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
2015 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday Gift Guide

  Does your family always ask what to get you for whichever holiday you celebrate? Send them here to find a good selection of tools   guaranteed to keep you in the sawdust all year long!         Check out this John Nelson puzzle pack, available from PS Wood […]

by November 27, 2015 Features
Serving with a Saw

Serving with a Saw

By Kathleen Ryan Shirley Wagner, an 84-year-old Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, lives a peaceful life in the small community of Medford, Wisc. Once she steps into her basement workshop, however, Sister Shirley really tears it up—with a scroll saw, that is. “I use routers, chop saws, radial arm saws, […]

by November 3, 2015 Features
Hun Brothers Build Toys for Homeless Children

Hun Brothers Build Toys for Homeless Children

For the past year, Hun School students Logan and Sam Leppo (Class of 2017) have been hard at work in their family workshop constructing handmade wooden toys to donate to local homeless children. The twin brothers are fourth generation woodworkers, and their passion for crafting is a tradition they wanted […]

by October 7, 2015 Features
Whimsical Wooden Worlds

Whimsical Wooden Worlds

Dug North’s automata are complex machines–and yet, the opposite of today’s technology By Abigail Brubaker Dug North’s artist statement begins, “We have become distanced from the things that surround us.” He goes on to discuss the present state of people in industrialized nations, who own many pieces of mass-produced technology […]

by October 1, 2015 Features
Ride-able Art

Ride-able Art

Jay Kinsinger’s wooden bicycles are anything but old fashioned By Abigail Brubaker The “Ride-able Art” of Jay Kinsinger The 21st-century understanding of the bicycle is almost invariably inorganic. Bicycles, grouped with other forms of transportation, are thought of in metallic, manmade materials—although, in fact, the first bicycles were made of […]

by October 1, 2015 Features
Multigenerational Woodworking

Multigenerational Woodworking

After learning woodworking from his father, Bob Gilsdorf shares the fun with kids everywhere. Woodworking has always been a multigenerational craft for Bob Gilsdorf. During Bob’s childhood, his father had a small woodshop and was always working on furniture and other projects, showing Bob the ways in which wood could […]

by September 30, 2015 Features
2014 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House & Woodworking Show

2014 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House & Woodworking Show

Registration is now open for Fox Chapel Publishing’s 2014 Open House and Woodworking Show! This premier woodworking festival and celebration will be held on May 9th – 10th, 2014, at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in scenic Lancaster County, Pa. Each pass includes: Access to our roster of […]

by April 14, 2014 Features

Butterfly Box Correction

Correction to the Butterfly Box pattern that appeared in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2014 (Issue 54) SSW54 – Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts – Spring 2014In the Butterfly Box article by Gary MacKay, which appeared in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2014 (Issue 54), there was an […]

by February 11, 2014 Features