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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, Summer
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, Spring
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
Duck Wall Hanger

Duck Wall Hanger

Instant color lets you finish this project in no time By John A. Nelson Having trouble getting all your ducks in a row? This is a chance for you to fix that! Here is a cute wall rack that will add character to any child’s bedroom. We did all the […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns, Spring
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
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