Patterns

The Pitch

The Pitch

Capture the feeling of Opening Day with this classic fretwork baseball scene By Jacob and Wayne Fowler   While baseball season is in full swing, this fretwork design captures that moment where the pitcher winds up, the batter focuses on the ball, and the catcher waits for the ball to […]

by May 23, 2018 Patterns, Spring Scrolling
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
Art Deco Shadow Box

Art Deco Shadow Box

Create intriguing depth and shadows by cutting and layering seven fretwork designs By Gabriel Schama This design may remind you of a rising or setting sun, flowers, snowflakes, or New York City’s Chrysler Building. Create it by cutting layers of fretwork and gluing them together to form one piece.   […]

by December 18, 2017 Patterns
Nostalgic Mini Toy Ornaments

Nostalgic Mini Toy Ornaments

Charming decorations double as small toys By Howard Clements I have been designing an annual ornament for my grandchildren for more than 20 years. They are a great way to use up scrap wood and dowels. You can create them assembly-line style and fill a tree—or make a lot of […]

by November 10, 2017 Patterns, Winter Scrolling
Dove Ornaments

Dove Ornaments

Sentiments of peace and awareness give special meaning to these ornaments By Tom Zieg A personalized ornament makes a welcome gift. But a personalized ornament that benefits cancer awareness ise even more welcome. These ornaments are easy to personalize and offer endless alternative when it comes to supporting cancer awareness. […]

by November 10, 2017 Patterns, Winter Scrolling
Ribbon Ornaments

Ribbon Ornaments

Stack cut these timeless designs for instant cheer By Lora S. Irish These simple designs add elegance to classic sentiments of the season. By adding a ribbon, they can be used for a variety of holiday gifts. In addition to scrolling the designs as classic ornaments, a few minor alterations […]

by November 10, 2017 Patterns, Winter Scrolling
12 Days of Christmas Ornaments

12 Days of Christmas Ornaments

Easy to stack cut, these ornaments help spread holiday cheer By Sue Mey Most people would agree that the holiday season doesn’t last long enough. By scrolling these ornaments and giving them out over a 12-day period to friends and family, you can hold onto the good tidings for a […]

by November 10, 2017 Patterns, Winter Scrolling
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