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Adapting Patterns

Adapting Patterns

Converting a line drawing to a scroll saw pattern by Sue Walters To transform a line or shaded pattern into a series of planes or shapes suitable for scrolling, it is best to think in terms of distinctive masses within the picture. These can come in two forms: 1) distinct […]

by September 13, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Cutting Sharp Corners

Cutting Sharp Corners

Practice this basic technique to produce crisp, sharp corners by Dave Van Ess Step-by-Step Photos by Ben Fink and Scott Kriner   Cutting tight corners is an acquired skill and it intimidates many new scrollers. Some scrollers turn in the waste area or approach the corner from multiple directions. However, […]

Poplar

Poplar

A clean-grained wood that is surprisingly versatile for scrolling by Bob Duncan Poplar is both widely available and relatively inexpensive. Most home improvement stores stock it in 1/4″ and 3/4″ thicknesses (surfaced on all four sides) and most hardwood dealers stock it. Discounted by some for what they consider bland […]

Choosing the Right Blade

Choosing the Right Blade

Simple guidelines for matching the blade to the pattern and wood by Bob Duncan You can feel your blood pressure rising as the blades keep snapping while you cut. It’s equally frustrating when you try to make tight turns in a small fret, but the blade won’t turn fast enough. […]

by September 6, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tools for Beginners
Jointed Pirate Ornament

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Wire joints let these ornaments dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this pirate and his angel friend, that move. Wire joints and a pull cord make this easy.   Making the Pirate Step 1: Transfer […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Winter Scrolling
Sleigh Centerpiece

Sleigh Centerpiece

Simple parts and construction allow you to put this sled together in an afternoon By Sue Mey Cut by Leldon Maxcy   Dress your holiday table up with this simple but attractive sled. The shapes are easy to cut, and you can stack-cut the runners. (For more on stack cutting, […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Jointed Angel Ornament

Jointed Angel Ornament

Wire joints let this ornament dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this angel and her pirate friend, that can move. Wire joints add motion, and the easy beaded decoration is sure to catch the light. […]

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter 2017 (Issue 69)

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter 2017 (Issue 69)

The Winter 2017 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts features a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com, 1-800-457-9112.       In This […]

by September 5, 2017 Current Issue
Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cuts  By Gary MacKay   The beauty of these attractive inlay coasters is that each one requires only three cuts. You can create an entire set in an afternoon. They make great gifts or craft show items. Living near the woods, I have raked […]

by August 30, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Holiday Ornaments and Gifts

Holiday Ornaments and Gifts

Wooden ornaments and gifts are a welcome treat each holiday season. Here are a few to give you a head start on your gift list. Ornaments   Handmade Mistletoe   Spiral Ornament Patterns   Reindeer Ornaments   3-D Snowflake Ornament   Historic Tracery Designs   Holiday Head Start Patterns   […]

by August 22, 2017 Projects, Winter Scrolling