Patterns

Military Tribute Plaque

Military Tribute Plaque

Easily customized plaque honors the armed forces By Steven Westfall Font by Sylvia Mendiola Support the men and women in uniform with this plaque honoring your hometown heroes. You can stack cut several soldier portraits at one time, and then personalize each plaque with the individual’s name, rank, and dates […]

by August 26, 2009 Patterns
Pocket-size Tangram Puzzle

Pocket-size Tangram Puzzle

Clever puzzle-in-a-box provides a portable distraction By Carl Hird-Rutter Tangram puzzles, which the Chinese also call the Seven Boards of Cunning, can create an amazing number of designs using just seven tiles. This project includes two sets of tiles; you can play alone, creating even more intricate designs or play […]

by August 26, 2009 Patterns
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
Box of Elves

Box of Elves

Festive linking elves have their own handy storage box By Carl Hird-Rutter Decorative painting by Donna Lloyd What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A box of elves, of course! Put a fun holiday spin on the classic Barrel of Monkeys game with this Christmas version. The object of […]

by August 25, 2009 Patterns
Moonlight Stallion

Moonlight Stallion

Galloping horse designed for watermelon carving can be cut in wood By Ball Jay I was pleasantly surprised to discover woodworkers are bringing my pumpkin and watermelon patterns to life in wood. The patterns are extremely versatile and most can be executed in wood with no changes. The opposite is […]

by August 25, 2009 Patterns
Festive Silhouettes Illuminate Your Home

Festive Silhouettes Illuminate Your Home

Colored acrylic lends a soft glow to simple fretwork designs By Paul Meisel Menorah and Star of David designs cut by Ben Fink Brighten up the holidays with these colorful votive holders. Dancing candlelight shines through the transparent colored acrylic to illuminate the fretwork design. Patterns are provided for both […]

by August 24, 2009 Patterns
Victorian Fretwork Cross

Victorian Fretwork Cross

Inspirational design is a beautiful symbol of faith By John A. Nelson The large open frets and sweeping curves make this beautiful cross a good project for both novice and experienced scrollers. The design allows you to make large blade-entry holes to minimize time spent threading the blade through tiny […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Build a Hot Rod Racer

Build a Hot Rod Racer

Customize your Pinewood Derby car with a variety of options By Troy Thorne This project can be built as a racing Pinewood Derby® car, meeting all of the official rules, or you can build it as a toy and use the wooden wheel pattern. Just like a real hot rod, […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Freestanding design can be customized for a fun gift By Sue Griffiths I was inspired to create this puzzle when I realized two of our friends would be celebrating their 70th birthdays in two weeks. I wanted to make them something personal, but with the limited time frame, it had […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Simple Cutting Board

Simple Cutting Board

Fun and functional design is easy to cut By Dave Van Ess Cutting boards are fun and easy to produce, make practical gifts, and sell well at craft shows. This classic pig design requires only one inside cut, making it ideal for beginners. There are many advantages to a wooden […]

by August 10, 2009 Patterns