Patterns

Spiral Ornament Patterns

Spiral Ornament Patterns

Use compound-cutting techniques to make an assortment of unusual-shaped icicles By David Holkeboer Like snowflakes, no two icicles look the same. These eye-catching compound-cut designs, based on a few geometric principles, can be cut from almost any hardwood and given a clear finish. While they look complicated, each one only requires […]

by September 14, 2016 Patterns
Star Puzzle Pattern

Star Puzzle Pattern

This alternate design, based on a Christmas cookie cutter, is a quick and easy present By Chuck MacKnee   While you can cut this puzzle from any wood, I suggest using a light wood. Then, use thinned acrylic paints, dyes, or colorful stains to make the pieces stand out. Use […]

by September 14, 2016 Patterns
Lighthouse Silhouette

Lighthouse Silhouette

Lighthouse Silhouette By Robin Arnold Ohio and lighthouses may seem an unlikely couple, but along the north coast of the state, which borders Lake Erie, several can still be found. One of the most popular is the Marblehead (OH) Lighthouse—which is the subject of this project. I prefer using 3/4″ […]

by July 10, 2016 Patterns
Poolside Fish Coasters

Poolside Fish Coasters

Poolside Fish Coasters By Bob Duncan Design by Ellen Brown Cut by John Martin Summer entertaining usually centers on spending time outdoors. Whether it’s a pool party or a barbecue on the deck, it’s easy to show off your scrolling talent with these great fish coasters. Infinitely stackable, the variations […]

by July 9, 2016 Patterns
Color Shortcut: Decorating a String of Apple Slices

Color Shortcut: Decorating a String of Apple Slices

Print, cut, and decoupage this artwork onto a String of Apple Slices. By John A. Nelson Once you’ve cut and sanded the String of Apple Slices (the patterns can be found in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Fall 2016, Issue 64), it’s easy to give them a vintage finish with the […]

by May 20, 2016 Patterns
Halloween Cats, Bats, and Spiders

Halloween Cats, Bats, and Spiders

Cut these simple fretwork designs to get a head start on your Halloween decorating By Alison Tanner Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller   Stack cut these Halloween critters from thin wood to speed up your Halloween decorating. Vary the sizes and make a whole glaring of cats. (Who knew that a […]

by May 20, 2016 Patterns
Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Fretwork Easter Ornaments

By Tom Sevy Design by Volker Arnold This set of interchangeable Easter ornaments will be a great addition to your spring decorating—and since they can be stack cut, they make ideal sale or gift items. They aren’t difficult to make, but they do require some careful and intricate scrolling. There […]

by March 23, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Spring Flowers Frame

Spring Flowers Frame

By John A. Nelson Cut by David Penman Spring is in the air! Scroll this classy, floral-themed frame to showcase those special snapshots. Or cut the frame out and add a mirror for a stunning decorative element. Adjust the frame to fit any photo by increasing or decreasing the size […]

by March 21, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Butterflies and Dragonflies

Butterflies and Dragonflies

By Joe and Paige Paisley We designed these butterflies and dragonflies to use all of the small but highly figured pieces of wood we had lying around our shop. You can’t just throw them in the fireplace, and these little critters are great items to sell or give away. We hope […]

by March 20, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Layered Garden Bunnies

Layered Garden Bunnies

By Paul Meisel These delightful bunnies are easy to create and make great gifts or sale items. They are easy to make for several reasons. First, the shapes do not require precision cutting and, therefore, are very forgiving should you go outside the cut lines. Second, there are no inside cuts. […]

by March 18, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects