Projects

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
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. […]

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cutsĀ  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
Holiday Ornaments and Gifts

Holiday Ornaments and Gifts

Wooden ornaments and gifts are a welcome treat each holiday season. Here are a few to give you a head start on your gift list. Ornaments   Handmade Mistletoe   Spiral Ornament Patterns   Reindeer Ornaments   3-D Snowflake Ornament   Historic Tracery Designs   Holiday Head Start Patterns   […]

by August 22, 2017 Projects, Winter Scrolling
Holiday Toy Ideas

Holiday Toy Ideas

    Whether you’re getting a head start on your holiday gifts, or looking for a last minute present, scroll down for a variety of Christmas and holiday gifts you can make with a scroll saw.           Making Wooden Dreidels   Star of David Puzzle   […]

by August 22, 2017 Projects, Winter Scrolling
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