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Creative Projects from Coloring Books

Creative Projects from Coloring Books

The coloring fad has a side benefit: the designs are great for woodworking, too! By Mindy Kinsey We’ve all heard the buzz: adults are reclaiming their inner kid by coloring. Thousands of coloring books designed for adults have been released in the past two years, and rumor has it the […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns
Fretwork Heart “Mum” pattern

Fretwork Heart “Mum” pattern

Make this wall hanging for Mum or customize it for another special person By Sue Mey While it’s a little too intricate for a “last minute” Mother’s day present, if you get started now, you’ll have it done in time! Mum can be a little hard to shop for at times, but this […]

by December 27, 2016 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, Winter Scrolling
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, Winter Scrolling
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
Santa’s Clockwork Carriage Video

Santa’s Clockwork Carriage Video

Watch the carriage meander across a table while Santa keeps pointing north By Rolf Beuttenmuller Santa fretwork designed by Sue Mey   The ancient Chinese developed a chariot that used a simple differential system to keep the arrow or figure mounted on the chariot pointing the same direction (usually south), […]

by September 14, 2016 Videos, Winter Scrolling
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, Summer