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Club News: Giving the Gift of Time

Club News: Giving the Gift of Time

 Organizations make projects for charities By Kathleen Ryan Editor’s Note: Listed below are a few organizations whose charitable work we’ve shared with our readers. Send photos and a write-up on the good work your club is doing to Editors@scrollsawer.com. . .Orange County Scroll Saw Association: Since 2002 the Orange County Scroll Saw […]

by December 22, 2015 Community, Features, News
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
A Puzzling Art Form

A Puzzling Art Form

A glimpse of some of today’s top puzzle makers In this high-tech, fast paced world where online games and entertainment offer instant gratification, it is refreshing to find a group of skilled craftsman who still carry on the traditions of hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles. But make no mistake. Today’s top […]

by January 11, 2014 Features
Portrait Freedom: Ten Years of Giving

Portrait Freedom: Ten Years of Giving

Organization makes portraits for the families of fallen military personnel Portrait Freedom is an organization that creates scroll sawn portraits of U.S. military personnel who lost their lives in the Afghan/Iraqi conflict. The portraits are offered as a reassurance to bereaved families that their loved ones are not forgotten. Founded […]

by January 8, 2013 Features
Dragon Challenge Entries

Dragon Challenge Entries

Readers approach pattern with cleverness and creativity In the Fall 2012 issue of the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Issue 48), we printed a pattern of intertwined dragons and asked our readers to show us what they could do with it. Eleven readers submitted designs. We published our four favorite entries […]

by January 2, 2013 Features