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
Simply the Best

Simply the Best

Presenting the winners of the 2011 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Best Project Design Contest The winners of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts’s annual Best Project Design Contest were announced in the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Fall 2011 (Issue 44).  Each year, the entries impress the editors with beautiful […]

by July 5, 2011 Features

Mechanical Marvels in Wood

Delbert Short uses his imagination and ingenuity to create elaborate contraptions In the Summer issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (SSW43, available in April) lifelong woodworker Delbert “Del” Short shows off what he likes to make the most: elaborate gismos, gadgets, getups, contraptions, and whatchamacallits—for lack of better terms. That’s because […]

by March 21, 2011 Features
Scroll Saw Therapy

Scroll Saw Therapy

Richard Frano uses woodworking to battle multiple sclerosis For the past 45 years, Richard Frano, a disabled veteran from Southington, Conn., has been waging a private war against the ravages of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an incurable autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system. One of the unlikely […]

by January 7, 2011 Features
The Early History of the Scroll Saw

The Early History of the Scroll Saw

A photo-illustrated look at the origins of this popular woodworking tool A lack of accurate record keeping shrouds the origins of the scroll saw in a veil of mystery. However, recently discovered records suggest the first patent for a saw using a reciprocating steel blade was awarded in 1829 in […]

by October 14, 2010 Features
The Work of L. Kim Braa

The Work of L. Kim Braa

Gulf coast artist develops her own form of “liberal intarsia” Artist L. Kim Braa pushes the limits of the scroll saw–and other materials–with her scrolled work. The Gulf-coast artist steps outside the traditional woods and materials used by scrollers and integrates all sorts of materials into her work. “I don’t […]

by July 14, 2010 Features
The Work of Isaiah Strong

The Work of Isaiah Strong

Vermont youth named artist of the month Twelve-year-old Isaiah Strong, of Saxtons River, Vt., has been creating quite a buzz in the local woodworking community. As the youngest member ever to join the Jelly Bean Tree artisans’ cooperative, Isaiah works far beyond his years creating everything from intricate puzzles and […]

by March 25, 2010 Features
Gary Browning: Portrait of the Portrait Scroller

Gary Browning: Portrait of the Portrait Scroller

His Marine Corps Training Serves Him Well When the premier issue of Scroll Saw Workshop came out in the fall of 2000 not many scrollers had heard of Gary Browning or his method of scrolling portraits, which he introduced to us with a portrait of “The Duke.” Less than a […]

by September 15, 2009 Features