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Wooden Gear Gizmo

Wooden Gear Gizmo

Tabletop whirligig is a great 1-day gizmo project for any woodworker By Rick Hutcheson If you’ve always wanted to make a gizmo but have been intimidated by complicated clocks and automatons, this is the project for you. This gizmo has enough pieces and gears to make it a fun challenge, […]

by March 7, 2017 Projects
Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Get those photos off your phone and share them with a friend in this sweet frame By Brenda Herthel Make a fun gift for a friend or special keepsake for yourself. This fretwork frame has a cozy message and spaces for 10 photos, accented with splashes of your school, team, […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Leprechaun Puzzle

Leprechaun Puzzle

Make a puzzle or pendant with this St. Patrick’s Day pattern By Tony and June Burns Share the luck o’ the Irish by making a leprechaun! Intended as a three-piece puzzle, the pattern is a snap to cut and paint. You could also skip the interior cuts and paint the […]

by March 7, 2017 Projects
Good Luck Fretwork

Good Luck Fretwork

Scroll this symbolic design as a plaque or box top By Joe Preston This project was inspired by a Victorian document box my son picked up at a store. (That’s the original in the photo.) I really liked the horseshoe and clover “good luck” design, so I recreated it as a […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Freestanding VW Beetle Puzzle

Freestanding VW Beetle Puzzle

  Celebrate the joy of summer road trips with a classic VW Beetle By Eric Van Malderen My neighbor, whose first car was a VW Beetle, inspired me to design this car puzzle. The Volkswagen Type 1 is the most famous VW and is regarded by some to be the […]

by April 11, 2016 Projects
Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Fretwork Easter Ornaments

By Tom Sevy Design by Volker Arnold This set of interchangeable Easter ornaments will be a great addition to your spring decorating—and since they can be stack cut, they make ideal sale or gift items. They aren’t difficult to make, but they do require some careful and intricate scrolling. There […]

by March 23, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Spring Flowers Frame

Spring Flowers Frame

By John A. Nelson Cut by David Penman Spring is in the air! Scroll this classy, floral-themed frame to showcase those special snapshots. Or cut the frame out and add a mirror for a stunning decorative element. Adjust the frame to fit any photo by increasing or decreasing the size […]

by March 21, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Butterflies and Dragonflies

Butterflies and Dragonflies

By Joe and Paige Paisley We designed these butterflies and dragonflies to use all of the small but highly figured pieces of wood we had lying around our shop. You can’t just throw them in the fireplace, and these little critters are great items to sell or give away. We hope […]

by March 20, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Layered Garden Bunnies

Layered Garden Bunnies

By Paul Meisel These delightful bunnies are easy to create and make great gifts or sale items. They are easy to make for several reasons. First, the shapes do not require precision cutting and, therefore, are very forgiving should you go outside the cut lines. Second, there are no inside cuts. […]

by March 18, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Easter Bunny Intarsia

Easter Bunny Intarsia

By Kathy Wise This versatile design can be made a number of different ways. First choose whether your bunny will be a solid color or have spots. Then decide if you will display the bunny on its own, add the simple base or include the Easter egg design. The project […]

by March 18, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects