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
2013 Best Project Design Contest: Announcing the Winners

2013 Best Project Design Contest: Announcing the Winners

See the winning entries and vote on the projects you’d like to see in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts In Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Fall 2012 (Issue 52) we announced the winning pieces from our 2013 Best Project Design Contest. While the editors nominated up to 10 projects in each […]

by June 28, 2013 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
2013 Scroll Saw Buyer's Guide

2013 Scroll Saw Buyer's Guide

An updated guide to today’s most popular scroll saws Scroll saws vary in price almost as much as they vary in features. The most inexpensive models cost about $100, while the most expensive can cost $2,000 or more. Choosing the right saw depends on what you expect to get out […]

by January 3, 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
Best Project Design Contest 2013

Best Project Design Contest 2013

Get your entries in before the March 1, 2013 deadline!!! Do you have a great new scroll saw project you’d like to share with the world? We invite you to enter your original designs in the 2013 Best Project Design Contest. You’ll compete for prizes, recognition, and the chance to […]

by December 27, 2012 Features
Engineering a Marble Machine

Engineering a Marble Machine

Richard Browne’s marble machine is a mesmerizing artwork and an example of engineering at its best As he tells the story, Richard Browne has been an engineer in training since he was a child. “At age five I learned about electricity–by sticking jacks in the outlet,” said Richard with a […]

by October 25, 2012 Features
It's Playtime

It's Playtime

Vintage toys taught children to work and play   For almost as long as there have been people, there have been toys. The earliest examples date back thousands of years. Toys were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, and yo-yos are clearly visible on illustrations dotting ancient Greek pottery. “I’m sure cave […]

by September 5, 2012 Features
The Art of Steampunk

The Art of Steampunk

Modern technology with a Victorian mind-set Geahk Burchill was interested in steampunk before he knew the word for it. “If you just go back to those things created by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, some type of technology that we know today existing in a Victorian/Edwardian setting,” says the Oregon-based […]

by August 16, 2012 Features
Dragon Design Challenge

Dragon Design Challenge

Transform these fierce dragons into a functional design Dragons are symbols of mystery and mayhem, and these two have brought a little of both to the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts editorial office. When Lora S. Irish sent this pattern to us, we fell in love with the design. But, […]

by June 21, 2012 Features, Patterns