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12 Piece Intarsia Nativity Set

12 Piece Intarsia Nativity Set

Versatile design collection can be used as decorations or ornaments Create these beautiful Nativity ornaments from leftover pieces of expensive hardwoods. You can create a full set for everyone on your list. Another option is to give the ornaments individually or in groups over several years. Your family and friends […]

by August 27, 2009 Patterns
Rubber Ducky Step Stool

Rubber Ducky Step Stool

Easy-to-cut design produces a fun and practical project Click the article attachment to download the rubber ducky step stool pattern. See SSW Spring 2008 (issue #30) for full step-by-step instructions for completing this project. Attachments Rubber Ducky Step Stool pattern

by August 27, 2009 Patterns
Hawk G4 Scroll Saw

Hawk G4 Scroll Saw

The Hawk G4 combines size, power, and a choice of blade-feeding methods. With a 26″-deep throat, the G4 is one of the largest scroll saws available. The size allows you to cut large projects that would require the use of spiral blades on smaller models. The American-made saw can cut […]

by August 27, 2009 Product Reviews
Cut Down to Size

Cut Down to Size

Simple techniques to mill thin wood for scroll sawing Resawing is the process of cutting a board through its width, making it into two or more thinner boards. Resawing thick wood into a number of thin slices is a great way to get the most out of rare wood. The […]

by August 26, 2009 Techniques
Military Tribute Plaque

Military Tribute Plaque

Easily customized plaque honors the armed forces By Steven Westfall Font by Sylvia Mendiola Support the men and women in uniform with this plaque honoring your hometown heroes. You can stack cut several soldier portraits at one time, and then personalize each plaque with the individual’s name, rank, and dates […]

by August 26, 2009 Patterns
Pocket-size Tangram Puzzle

Pocket-size Tangram Puzzle

Clever puzzle-in-a-box provides a portable distraction By Carl Hird-Rutter Tangram puzzles, which the Chinese also call the Seven Boards of Cunning, can create an amazing number of designs using just seven tiles. This project includes two sets of tiles; you can play alone, creating even more intricate designs or play […]

by August 26, 2009 Patterns
Off-road Racing Jeep

Off-road Racing Jeep

Use this clever design in a scout’s Pinewood Derby® or as a working wooden car By Troy Thorne While designing diff erent cars for my son’s Pinewood Derby scouting event, I came up with the idea of a Jeep that meets the offi cial rules for the derby. If you […]

by August 26, 2009 How To, Patterns, Projects
Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Layered rings create a hollow center perfect for presenting small gifts The measurement to make the angle block for the Gift Box Ornaments by Dan Van Ess were incorrect. To make the angle block, start with a 2″ x 2″ x 3″ block of wood. Measure in ¼” from the […]

by August 25, 2009 Features
Box of Elves

Box of Elves

Festive linking elves have their own handy storage box By Carl Hird-Rutter Decorative painting by Donna Lloyd What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A box of elves, of course! Put a fun holiday spin on the classic Barrel of Monkeys game with this Christmas version. The object of […]

by August 25, 2009 Patterns
SpyPod

SpyPod

A decoder ring, rubber band gun, and other secret tools in one compact project that would make James Bond proud As I child I was fascinated by the gadgets that Agent 007 had at his fingertips. When my children were younger, they had their own spy toys and they inspired […]

by August 25, 2009 Features