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 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
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
Building a 3D Sailboat

Building a 3D Sailboat

Use shaping techniques and dowels to create this impressive wooden boat This 3D sailboat makes a spectacular centerpiece for your mantel. It is a perfect gift for the special sailor in your life. I have crafted two sailboats and four clipper ships as gifts for family members. While you don’t […]

by August 12, 2009 How To, Projects