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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
Festive Silhouettes Illuminate Your Home

Festive Silhouettes Illuminate Your Home

Colored acrylic lends a soft glow to simple fretwork designs See the attachment to download bonus Jesus, Joseph, Mary, Santa and Snowman patterns (PDF required).         Attachments Jesus Joseph Mary Santa Snowman

by August 24, 2009 Patterns
Canvas or Wood?

Canvas or Wood?

Dave Danchuk creates vibrant portraits with his scroll saw. At first glance, Dave Danchuk’s vibrant colorful works of art are often mistaken for paintings. But a closer examination reveals they are actually made up of hundreds of individual pieces of wood, painstakingly cut with a scroll saw. How does this […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Creating Caricatures in Wood

Creating Caricatures in Wood

Artist designs humorous portraits of famous faces Doug Wallace of Fort Worth, Texas, began transforming images of celebrities into 3-D intarsia portraits in 2004. His work is on display in the James Stewart Museum and the Comedy Shrine, as well as the homes of various celebrities he immortalized in wood. […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Selecting Intarsia Wood

Selecting Intarsia Wood

Preserve the beauty of your work by understanding the effect of time For me, the best part of an intarsia project is picking out the wood to use. I spend hours matching up different colors and figures of wood. Often, woodworkers don’t realize the vibrant wood they use in their […]

by August 12, 2009 Techniques
Victorian Fretwork Cross

Victorian Fretwork Cross

Inspirational design is a beautiful symbol of faith The large open frets and sweeping curves make this beautiful cross a good project for both novice and experienced scrollers. The design allows you to make large blade-entry holes to minimize time spent threading the blade through tiny openings. Cut the cross […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Build a Hot Rod Racer

Build a Hot Rod Racer

Customize your Pinewood Derby car with a variety of options This project can be built as a racing Pinewood Derby car, meeting all of the official rules, or you can build it as a toy and use the wooden wheel pattern. Just like a real hot rod, you have the […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Freestanding design can be customized for a fun gift I was inspired to create this puzzle when I realized two of our friends would be celebrating their 70th birthdays in two weeks. I wanted to make them something personal, but with the limited time frame, it had to be reasonably […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Building a 3D Sailboat

Building a 3D Sailboat

Use shaping techniques and dowels to create this impressive wooden boat This 3D sailboat makes a spectacular centerpiece for your mantel. It is a perfect gift for the special sailor in your life. I have crafted two sailboats and four clipper ships as gifts for family members. While you don’t […]

by August 12, 2009 How To, Projects
Taking a Class with Judy Gale Roberts

Taking a Class with Judy Gale Roberts

Intarsia master answers frequently asked questions Many people credit Judy Gale Roberts for reintroducing the art of intarsia to the public. Judy has devoted her life to creating intarsia designs and teaching others how to create intarsia masterpieces. She was one of the first ten people inducted into the Woodworking […]

by August 12, 2009 Features