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

Butterfly Box Correction

Correction to the Butterfly Box pattern that appeared in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2014 (Issue 54) SSW54 – Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts – Spring 2014In the Butterfly Box article by Gary MacKay, which appeared in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2014 (Issue 54), there was an […]

by February 11, 2014 News, 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
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