Projects

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
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
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, Winter Scrolling
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. […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cuts  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