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Making a Desktop Safe

Making a Desktop Safe

Easy-to-make locking gizmo box protects your stuff in style By Alex Vyshnevskyy Protect your valuables with this simple locking box. You can set the combination and lock it to keep your valuables (or you sweets) safe. Scroll down to see how the box works and watch a quick assembly video. […]

by April 23, 2018 Projects, Videos
Porthole Picture Frame

Porthole Picture Frame

Creative photo frame adds a nautical feel to any room By Keith Robinson A seafaring friend asked me to make a sign for his newly built outside bar. After scanning the internet for an appropriate nautical theme I chose a brass Victorian style porthole. This was the first step to […]

by March 27, 2018 Projects
Creating Colorful Butterfly Magnets

Creating Colorful Butterfly Magnets

Transform hardwood scraps into snappy spring decorations By Gene Starkey Like most scroll sawyers, I have accumulated a variety of small pieces of colorful hardwoods. These patterns allow wood scraps to undergo a metamorphosis, like a caterpillar, and transform into beautiful butterflies. I’ve created patterns for basic wing pieces that […]

by March 7, 2018 How To, Patterns, Projects, Spring
For Safety’s Sake

For Safety’s Sake

Here are a few words of wisdom to make your next scrolling adventure or pattern project a safe and enjoyable one!  By Rick Hutcheson Note: This article originally appeared in our Spring 2001 Issue (#2).  We buckle our seat belts. We’re constantly reminding our children or grandchildren to wear their […]

by March 7, 2018 Safety, Tips for Beginners
Gorgeous Grown-Up Color “Wheel”

Gorgeous Grown-Up Color “Wheel”

Learn color theory—and make a beautiful project—with just five paints By Lora S. Irish   Overwhelmed by the paint aisle? Not sure of the difference between yellow-orange and orange-yellow? Completely confused when people talk about primary and secondary colors? This project will answer those questions by helping you create a […]

by January 8, 2018 Finishing for Beginners, Projects, Techniques
Respirators and Dust Masks

Respirators and Dust Masks

Wear a mask to prevent illness and disease caused by dust by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Cutting and sanding scroll saw projects produces a lot of dust. In addition to posing a fire hazard, dust can cause health problems […]

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Wire joints let these ornaments dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this pirate and his angel friend, that move. Wire joints and a pull cord make this easy.   Making the Pirate Step 1: Transfer […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Sleigh Centerpiece

Sleigh Centerpiece

Simple parts and construction allow you to put this sled together in an afternoon By Sue Mey Cut by Leldon Maxcy   Dress your holiday table up with this simple but attractive sled. The shapes are easy to cut, and you can stack-cut the runners. (For more on stack cutting, […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Jointed Angel Ornament

Jointed Angel Ornament

Wire joints let this ornament dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this angel and her pirate friend, that can move. Wire joints add motion, and the easy beaded decoration is sure to catch the light. […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cuts  By Gary MacKay   The beauty of these attractive inlay coasters is that each one requires only three cuts. You can create an entire set in an afternoon. They make great gifts or craft show items. Living near the woods, I have raked […]

by August 30, 2017 Patterns, Projects