Projects

VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

In the Pinewood Derby Style Race Cars 2014 Special Issue, Jon Deck demonstrates how to create a car that looks like a classic VW Bug. Attached below are the patterns you can transfer to decal paper to make your car even more realistic. Attachments: Decals

by November 25, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Scroll a quick and easy table decoration By John A. Nelson What is Thanksgiving without a turkey? Not only can your family can enjoy this one all season, but you don’t have to worry about burning it! Older kids can help cut the turkey and little ones can add color […]

by November 5, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
If I Only Had a Brain

If I Only Had a Brain

An elegant drive mechanism powers this “punny” monster music box By John W. Hutchinson Photos and illustrations by John W. Hutchinson

by July 14, 2015 Projects
Casserole Trivets

Casserole Trivets

Use longer blanks to make larger trivets By Ron Forsyth When I was having dinner with a neighbor one night, she served a casserole hot from the oven. To protect the table, she positioned two trivets side by side, which inspired me to make trivets large enough to hold a […]

by July 14, 2015 Projects
Scrolled Yarn Bowl

Scrolled Yarn Bowl

Make your own bowl press and angle guide to speed up the construction process If you only make layered ring bowls or baskets on occasion, you can probably get by using clamps and scrap wood. But, a bowl press makes the whole assembly process a lot easier. Here are a […]

by April 14, 2014 How To, Projects
Making a Tropical Fish Box: Making the Stacked-Ring Box

Making a Tropical Fish Box: Making the Stacked-Ring Box

Mosaic lid embellishes a standard stacked-ring hardwood box In Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2013 (Issue 51), L. Kim Braa demonstrated how to create a mosaic-type lid for a scroll saw box. We’ve included detailed instructions below to create the stacked-ring box. SSW51 | Creative Wooden Boxes | Fresh Designs […]

by April 8, 2013 How To, Projects
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
Off-road Racing Jeep

Off-road Racing Jeep

Use this clever design in a scout’s Pinewood Derby® or as a working wooden car 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 don’t have a […]

by August 26, 2009 How To, Patterns, 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