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Mimosa

Mimosa

Ornamental tree hides exotic and beautiful grain by Ben Fink This article was first published in issue 33 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Mimosa, a popular ornamental tree that sports fern-like leaves, makes a surprisingly good wood for scrolling. The light-colored wood is highlighted by a distinct dark grain that […]

Food-Safe Finishes

Food-Safe Finishes

Find a finish that will protect your family and your work by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 48 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Woodworkers often want to apply safe finishes to pieces used with food, such as bowls, or toys that children may put in their […]

by November 15, 2017 Finishing for Beginners
Coloring with Acrylic Paints

Coloring with Acrylic Paints

Vast array of colors provide infinite possibilities by Sue Chrestensen and Toni Burghout This article was first published in issue 30 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Acrylic paint comes in wide variety of colors. By mixing your own custom colors, you can create a broad spectrum of hues to meet […]

Spanish Cedar

Spanish Cedar

by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 30 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Many people can identify cedar just by smelling it. Most cedars, such as western red cedar, and aromatic cedar, come from an evergreen tree; therefore they fall into the softwoods category with pine and […]

Easy Inlay Techniques

Easy Inlay Techniques

Combine contrasting woods to create beautiful inlay magnets by Jim Collins Process photos by Marci Bileau This article was first published in issue 34 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Inlay techniques produce impressive projects, but the process is as simple as stack cutting fretwork. These small designs can be completed in […]

Gluing up Wide Boards

Gluing up Wide Boards

Three techniques to reduce wood movement and create more cost-effective large boards by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 54 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Some scrolling projects, like fretwork, puzzles, and frames, call for wide boards. You can find wide boards in a variety of thicknesses, […]

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Fancy Finishes

Easy techniques to add color and shine to your Christmas ornaments by Mindy Kinsey This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. For most projects, scrollers use finishes that accent, preserve, and protect the beautiful varieties of wood they choose. But Christmas calls for a […]

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 28 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Black cherry is one of the most beautiful and valuable hardwoods. The rich, reddish-brown color of the heartwood looks wonderful with an oil finish. But cherry is not an easy wood to work with. […]

Outdoor Finishes and Glues

Outdoor Finishes and Glues

Use the right products to ensure your outdoor projects last by Bob Duncan This version of this article was published in issue 55 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. When you build something for outdoor display, you want it to last. Ordinary indoor finishes will not stand up to rain or […]

Sawdust: Patterns

Sawdust: Patterns

This article was originally published in issue 30 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Printing Large Patterns (Existing Software) Most spreadsheet programs (like Microsoft Excel) automatically break down documents that are larger than 81/2″x 11″. Cut and paste large patterns into a spreadsheet. When you print it out, the software will […]

by October 23, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners