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Understanding Wood Movement

Understanding Wood Movement

Take the natural expansion and contraction of wood into account when making joints by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Wood is porous, so it absorbs moisture from the air around it. As the amount of moisture in the air changes, […]

by October 18, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
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Sawdust: Types of Finishes

Narrow down your selection of finishes by knowing what results you want This article was first published in issue 33 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Oils Pure oils used as finishes, such as linseed oil (not boiled linseed oil) and pure tung oil, cure slowly compared to other finishes. They […]

Manufactured Woods

Manufactured Woods

by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 27 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. While there is a wide variety of both hard and soft woods suitable for scrolling,  there are several manufactured woods that deserve a mention. Manufactured woods range from expensive commercial flooring to economical medium-density […]

Creating Designs from Reference Material

Creating Designs from Reference Material

Use tracing paper to draft your own patterns without a computer by Toni Burghout Pattern based on design by Ed Sibbett Jr. Cut by Ben Fink This article was first published in issue 34 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. The simple art of tracing is a valuable skill for many […]

by October 11, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Sanders for Scrollers

Sanders for Scrollers

Basic tools to create smooth wood by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 54 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. When you work with wood, chances are good that you’re going to need to do some sanding. In general, any sander you use on a woodworking project will […]

Blue Pine

Blue Pine

Beetle-damaged wood is a boon for intarsia artists by Janette Square This article was first published in issue 35 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Blue pine, sometimes called denim pine, isn’t an actual species of wood. Blue pine is a term coined to describe pine lumber, usually from lodgepole pine trees, […]

Power Carving Basics

Power Carving Basics

Add texture to your projects with an inexpensive rotary tool by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 50 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. With a simple rotary tool, like a Dremel, and some basic bits, you can add details, dimension, and shaping to your scrolled projects. Inexpensive […]

Respirators and Dust Masks

Respirators and Dust Masks

Wear a mask to prevent illness and disease caused by dust by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Cutting and sanding scroll saw projects produces a lot of dust. In addition to posing a fire hazard, dust can cause health problems […]

by October 2, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Hickory

Hickory

Of the woods I’ve cut on the scroll saw, hickory is one of the hardest by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 26 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. According to the Woodworker’s Pocket Reference, hickory is one of the highest densities for domestic woods—it is harder than […]

Workshop Dust Collection

Workshop Dust Collection

by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 46 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. The tools used to create most wooden projects make dust. The scroll saw makes fine sawdust. Sanders make even finer sanding dust. Routers, band saws, and table saws all create dust. None of it […]

by September 27, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tools for Beginners