Patterns

Nostalgic Sleigh Centerpiece

Nostalgic Sleigh Centerpiece

Timeless holiday design shows off your fretwork skills Click the article attachment to download an Alternative Sleigh Runner pattern. See SSW Holiday 2007 (issue #29) for full step-by-step instructions for completing this project. Attachments Alternative Sleigh Runner pattern

by August 27, 2009 Patterns
Historic Window Tracery Designs

Historic Window Tracery Designs

Versatile Gothic Designs showcase your fretwork skills These intricate designs have survived the test of time. Displayed in Gothic cathedrals all over Europe, they are as popular now as when they were first introduced in the 1100s. The flowing geometric patterns make beautiful ornaments and have a variety of other […]

by August 27, 2009 Patterns
12 Piece Intarsia Nativity Set

12 Piece Intarsia Nativity Set

Versatile design collection can be used as decorations or ornaments Create these beautiful Nativity ornaments from leftover pieces of expensive hardwoods. You can create a full set for everyone on your list. Another option is to give the ornaments individually or in groups over several years. Your family and friends […]

by August 27, 2009 Patterns
Rubber Ducky Step Stool

Rubber Ducky Step Stool

Easy-to-cut design produces a fun and practical project Click the article attachment to download the rubber ducky step stool pattern. See SSW Spring 2008 (issue #30) for full step-by-step instructions for completing this project. Attachments Rubber Ducky Step Stool pattern

by August 27, 2009 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, Winter Scrolling
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