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Outdoor Occasional Table

Outdoor Occasional Table

Use angled cuts to create an interesting table for your deck In the Backyard DIY Projects special issue (available here), our editors put together a host of outdoor projects. Unfortunately, we ran out of space, so we decided to include the article on making this flashy and functional table as […]

by March 11, 2013 How To, Projects
Creating Farm Toys Color Painting Reference

Creating Farm Toys Color Painting Reference

Use inexpensive wood and paint the farm tools for a different look In Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2012 (Issue 47), Alvin Bulgrien shared patterns for his toy farm implements. The pieces in the magazine were made from hard woods and given a natural finish. You can also make […]

by March 22, 2012 How To, Projects
Making a Giving Garden

Making a Giving Garden

Everyone wins when you cut and donate these simple flowers In Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2012 (Issue 46) Tom Kantos introduces readers to the simple projects he cuts and donates to schools and groups. Scroll down for basic instructions and the pattern to make your own giving garden. […]

by December 9, 2011 Patterns, Spring
Celtic Anniversary Claddagh

Celtic Anniversary Claddagh

Add another chapter to your anniversary memories. Pattern designed by Chuck Bookbinder St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and here’s a project that can turn the day into a romantic one for you and your significant other. Present him or her a token of your affection: a wooden wedding anniversary plaque […]

by September 10, 2009 Patterns, Spring
Rotating Christmas Pyramid *correction

Rotating Christmas Pyramid *correction

Create Holiday memories with this instant heirloom that combines delicate fretwork and old world charm The dimensions on three parts of the Christmas Pyramid Fan article are incorrect. The Lower Ceiling platform should be 3 5/16″ x 5¾”. This will mean that you need to re-center your hole for the […]

by August 31, 2009 News, Projects
Off-road Racing Jeep

Off-road Racing Jeep

Use this clever design in a scout’s Pinewood Derby® or as a working wooden car By Troy Thorne While designing diff erent cars for my son’s Pinewood Derby scouting event, I came up with the idea of a Jeep that meets the offi cial rules for the derby. If you […]

by August 26, 2009 How To, Patterns, Projects
Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Layered rings create a hollow center perfect for presenting small gifts The measurement to make the angle block for the Gift Box Ornaments by Dan Van Ess were incorrect. To make the angle block, start with a 2″ x 2″ x 3″ block of wood. Measure in ¼” from the […]

by August 25, 2009 News, Projects
SpyPod

SpyPod

A decoder ring, rubber band gun, and other secret tools in one compact project that would make James Bond proud As I child I was fascinated by the gadgets that Agent 007 had at his fingertips. When my children were younger, they had their own spy toys and they inspired […]

by August 25, 2009 Projects
Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

3D Tiger leaps from the wood I developed a new technique to bring fretwork portraits to life. This carved-fretwork technique combines traditional scrolling with basic relief-carving techniques. The combination brings the portraits to life with depth and dimension. Creating carved fretwork is not difficult. The technique enhances the fine fretwork […]

by August 25, 2009 How To, Projects, Techniques
Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Freestanding design can be customized for a fun gift By Sue Griffiths I was inspired to create this puzzle when I realized two of our friends would be celebrating their 70th birthdays in two weeks. I wanted to make them something personal, but with the limited time frame, it had […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns, Spring, Summer