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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

Every So Often You Come Across a Piece that Makes Your Jaw Drop March 19, 1996 was a proud day for Bill Thurlow. After more than 580 hours over a span of eight years, Bill had completed his replication in wood of the Declaration of Independence. Since then, the piece—four […]

by September 2, 2009 Features
Layered Marquetry Puzzles

Layered Marquetry Puzzles

By Steve Malavolta Photography by Pat Berrett My 26-year interest in woodworking has a lot to do with wood itself. I find it to be a material that contains workable qualities—variations of color, shapability and textile qualities when finished—that compliment the pieces that I make. My puzzles have evolved over […]

by September 2, 2009 Features
Ernie Lang's Scrolling Scrapbook

Ernie Lang's Scrolling Scrapbook

Fascinated by the Past, He Preserves Scrolling History for the Future Experts estimate that 80 percent of scroll saw patterns from the turn of the century have been lost. Scrolling historian Ernie Lang decided to do something about that! Ernie has built more than 175 projects from turn-of-the-century plans and […]

by September 2, 2009 Features
Rotating Christmas Pyramid *correction

Rotating Christmas Pyramid *correction

Create Holiday memories with this instant heirloom that combines delicate fretwork and old world charm The dimensions on three parts of the Christmas Pyramid Fan article are incorrect. The Lower Ceiling platform should be 3 5/16″ x 5¾”. This will mean that you need to re-center your hole for the […]

by August 31, 2009 Features
Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Layered rings create a hollow center perfect for presenting small gifts The measurement to make the angle block for the Gift Box Ornaments by Dan Van Ess were incorrect. To make the angle block, start with a 2″ x 2″ x 3″ block of wood. Measure in ¼” from the […]

by August 25, 2009 Features
SpyPod

SpyPod

A decoder ring, rubber band gun, and other secret tools in one compact project that would make James Bond proud As I child I was fascinated by the gadgets that Agent 007 had at his fingertips. When my children were younger, they had their own spy toys and they inspired […]

by August 25, 2009 Features
Scrolling Out a Future

Scrolling Out a Future

Dedicated dad creates scroll saw businesses for handicapped sons When the Warrens discovered that both of their sons were significantly handicapped, they became all the more determined to give them lots of love and help them reach their fullest potentials. Th ey have succeeded on both counts. Today, 36-year-old Erik […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Canvas or Wood?

Canvas or Wood?

Dave Danchuk creates vibrant portraits with his scroll saw. At first glance, Dave Danchuk’s vibrant colorful works of art are often mistaken for paintings. But a closer examination reveals they are actually made up of hundreds of individual pieces of wood, painstakingly cut with a scroll saw. How does this […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Creating Caricatures in Wood

Creating Caricatures in Wood

Artist designs humorous portraits of famous faces Doug Wallace of Fort Worth, Texas, began transforming images of celebrities into 3-D intarsia portraits in 2004. His work is on display in the James Stewart Museum and the Comedy Shrine, as well as the homes of various celebrities he immortalized in wood. […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Taking a Class with Judy Gale Roberts

Taking a Class with Judy Gale Roberts

Intarsia master answers frequently asked questions Many people credit Judy Gale Roberts for reintroducing the art of intarsia to the public. Judy has devoted her life to creating intarsia designs and teaching others how to create intarsia masterpieces. She was one of the first ten people inducted into the Woodworking […]

by August 12, 2009 Features