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Making the Best Pinewood Derby Car

Making the Best Pinewood Derby Car

Want to make an instant Pinewood Derby winner? We can help From the staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Three basic principles govern how fast a car will go. Every worthwhile speed tip works to give your car the maximum benefit from each of these three principles. 1) Maximize […]

by January 14, 2019 How To, Projects, Tips for Beginners
How to Make Simple Wooden Air Plant Holders

How to Make Simple Wooden Air Plant Holders

Compound-cut cool cubbies for these popular plants By Sue Mey Exotic air plants seemingly thrive on oxygen alone, so they can be tucked into all kinds of cool containers. Show off your scrolling skills by making custom wooden holders for these popular plants. Because large pieces of wood won’t fit […]

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2019 (Issue #74)

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2019 (Issue #74)

The Spring 2019 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques.  This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, foxchapelpublishing.com, 1-800-457-9112. In This Issue Scroll down for a sneak […]

by December 20, 2018 Current Issue, Spring
Prancing Reindeer Intarsia

Prancing Reindeer Intarsia

This flying marvel will have no trouble getting up onto the rooftop By Judy Gale Roberts Flying reindeer are as essential to the holidays as Santa himself; songs, classic cartoons, and even poems pay homage to these sprightly creatures. This intarsia design, caught at the moment of takeoff, is my […]

by September 5, 2018 Projects, Uncategorized, Winter Scrolling
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 […]