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Soaring Eagle Fretwork Set

Soaring Eagle Fretwork Set

Celebrate the beauty of nature with these stunning portraits By Charles Dearing Capture the grace and majesty of eagles in flight with these beautiful portraits. My secret for cutting the frets is to use a spiral blade, which cuts in all directions and makes it easy to create the small […]

by August 16, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Colorful Autumn Tree

Colorful Autumn Tree

Use an easy scrolling trick to make a cheerful table decoration in an afternoon By Sue Mey This pretty decoration brings the spirit of an autumn afternoon into your home … without taking more than an afternoon to make! It’s easy to cut and paint, and can be stored flat. […]

by August 16, 2017 Projects
Sunflower Puzzle Box Pendant

Sunflower Puzzle Box Pendant

Portable puzzle contains mini garden-themed pieces By Nancy Vincent Challenge your friends and relatives to fit all of these garden-themed pieces back into this attractive pendant. The only rule is that you have to fit them all in; the orientation of each piece doesn’t matter. This project also shows off […]

by June 7, 2017 Projects
Decorative Birdhouses

Decorative Birdhouses

Charming birdhouses bring summer inside all year long By Sue Mey I wanted to make a large 3-D birdhouse that would wow a viewer, but was limited by the wood thickness my scroll saw could cut. My solution was to divide the project into four quarters that could then be […]

by June 2, 2017 Projects
Photo Tips

Photo Tips

Want to make your carving project stand out in a photograph? Look no further! Click on the links below to views tips on how to better light, compose, focus, and size your photographs. CLICK HERE for tips about photo lighting. CLICK HERE for tips about photo composition. CLICK HERE for […]

by May 31, 2017 How To, Techniques
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