Patterns

Handmade Mistletoe

Handmade Mistletoe

Pattern by Jacob Fowler Instructions and cutting by Wayne Fowler Show someone special you care with a carefully cut spray of mistletoe. As shown, this pattern can be used as a decoration around the house. Reduce the pattern to roughly 75% of its size to make Christmas ornaments for gifts […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
2016 Christmas Ornaments

2016 Christmas Ornaments

By Sue Mey Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller     Spread peace, joy, hope, love, and faith this holiday season with these web-exclusive ornaments. The simple designs are easy to cut but will look stunning with tree lights shining through the frets. We cut the ornaments from Baltic birch plywood and finished […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
Rhino Fretwork Portrait

Rhino Fretwork Portrait

Bring your favorite critters home with these photo-realistic designs By Jacob and Wayne Fowler Jacob creates these realistic patterns and Wayne cuts them out with a scroll saw. This rhino is one of many design the duo has made. Download the Rhino pattern here For an additional rabbit pattern, see Scroll […]

by September 14, 2016 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