Techniques for Beginners

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, […]

Sanders for Scrollers

Sanders for Scrollers

Basic tools to create smooth wood by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 54 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. When you work with wood, chances are good that you’re going to need to do some sanding. In general, any sander you use on a woodworking project will […]

Power Carving Basics

Power Carving Basics

Add texture to your projects with an inexpensive rotary tool by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 50 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. With a simple rotary tool, like a Dremel, and some basic bits, you can add details, dimension, and shaping to your scrolled projects. Inexpensive […]

Gluing Wood Together

Gluing Wood Together

Choose the right glue for your wood and joint by Bob Duncan   Two factors contribute to the success and longevity of a glue joint: the gluing process and the type of glue. To explore the types of glue used in woodworking, read on.  The Gluing Process Flat Surfaces and […]

Cutting Sharp Corners

Cutting Sharp Corners

Practice this basic technique to produce crisp, sharp corners by Dave Van Ess Step-by-Step Photos by Ben Fink and Scott Kriner   Cutting tight corners is an acquired skill and it intimidates many new scrollers. Some scrollers turn in the waste area or approach the corner from multiple directions. However, […]

Scroll Saw Basics

Scroll Saw Basics

Start every scrolling project with these simple steps. Plus! Troubleshoot common problems   Squaring the Table Most scroll saws have an adjustable table that allows you to make cuts at different angles. There are times when you want the saw set at an angle, but most cutting is done with […]