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Ping Pong® Explosion Surprises Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Staff

Ping Pong® Explosion Surprises Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Staff

Simple gadget is a “blast” for children and adults By Bob Gilsdorf Load the table tennis balls, step back a few paces, and try to hit the target with a bean bag to release a burst of balls. It’s a fun game for all ages, but we decided to take […]

by April 24, 2018 Videos
Solving the School of Fish Puzzle Box

Solving the School of Fish Puzzle Box

Watch an expert open and close this simple aquatic treasure box By Rolf Beuttenmuller Designed By Bill Miller This angelfish has a secret—a couple of them, actually. Not only is another box hidden inside, but the box itself is built from concealed layers. Due to the thickness of the wood […]

by April 24, 2018 Videos
Making a Desktop Safe

Making a Desktop Safe

Easy-to-make locking gizmo box protects your stuff in style By Alex Vyshnevskyy Protect your valuables with this simple locking box. You can set the combination and lock it to keep your valuables (or you sweets) safe. Scroll down to see how the box works and watch a quick assembly video. […]

by April 23, 2018 Projects, Videos
Catapult Castle

Catapult Castle

Defend your kingdom by slinging a boulder (ball) at invaders By Bob Gilsdorf When you roll a ball at this castle, it retaliates by slinging a Ping-Pong ball back at you! Catch the ball, block it with a homemade shield (a pot lid will do in a pinch), or knock […]

by June 7, 2017 Videos
Neptune’s Gumball Challenge Video

Neptune’s Gumball Challenge Video

Watch the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts staff fumble through Bob Gilsdorf’s gumball maze challenge.   The Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts staff does a lot of typing. And a lot of moving copy and photos around with a mouse. And we sometimes even build things. So, we think we have a […]

by March 28, 2017 Videos
Hungry Giraffe Video

Hungry Giraffe Video

Add animation to a bedside lamp with a simple electrical motor By John Hutchinson Make a lamp with a little something extra—the giraffe sways back and forth to “nibble” at the leafy shade! The lamp is perfect for a child but appreciated by adult fans of this gentle and unique creature. […]

by March 21, 2017 Videos
Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets: Easy to Make, Fun to Give! Puzzle playsets are quick, easy, and fun to make. Each one is a puzzle, a toy, and a creative decoration all in one. Watch our video overview and learn how to use simple woodworking to make your own puzzle playsets. You’ll need […]

by March 9, 2017 Videos
Desktop Rocket Video

Desktop Rocket Video

Simple design ignites imagination By Bob Gilsdorf This project was inspired by my mild disappointment with retractable ballpoint pens. Yes, they are ingenious little contraptions with a clever latching mechanism and a spring-loaded button that prevents large ink spots from growing in your pocket, so what’s the problem? Have you […]

by December 27, 2016 Videos
Woodrow the Woodpecker

Woodrow the Woodpecker

Animated avian ascends any wall with easy By David Wakefield This guy holds a special place in my heart. I have wanted to design him for about two years. Being a redheaded woodworker, he has been my “familiar” since I moved to the woods of southeastern Ohio some 35 years […]

by December 27, 2016 Videos
Simple Hand Mixer Video

Simple Hand Mixer Video

Watch the mixer twirl ingredients into batter in minutes By Dave Van Ess   While this hand mixer will never replace an electric mixer, it’s a great way to introduce a youngster to cooking and baking. For thinner batter, such as pancake batter where a few lumps are ok, the […]

by September 14, 2016 Videos