Shop Tips

Choosing A Scroll Saw

Choosing A Scroll Saw

Make the Right Choice the First Time If you equate scrolling with a clunky saw from your junior high school woodshop days, you may be in for a very pleasant surprise. Today‚Äôs scroll saws are easy to use, quiet and very safe, making scrolling an activity the whole family can […]

by September 14, 2009 Shop Tips
Scroller's Aid

Scroller's Aid

This clever, pocket-sized device combines six scrolling tools in one. There are some tools a scroller uses every day. In an organized shop, they are always within easy reach. Unfortunately, my shop is not that organized. I designed this project to combine several of the most useful tools into a […]

by August 28, 2009 Patterns, Shop Tips
Custom Scroll Saw Stand

Custom Scroll Saw Stand

Build an inexpensive stand for maximum comfort and efficiency Standard scroll saw tables require you to stand or use a high stool or chair. I find both of these options uncomfortable after just one hour at work on the saw. To increase my productivity and allow me to work comfortably […]

by August 25, 2009 Shop Tips
Attaching patterns with a cold laminating machine

Attaching patterns with a cold laminating machine

New pattern attachment method and web-exclusive ornaments When I spray adhesive on the back of the patterns and cut long delicate pieces, the pattern has a tendency to pull loose. I have to use a toothpick to hold the pattern down so I can follow the lines, which is a […]

by August 24, 2009 Shop Tips, Techniques