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Osage Orange

Osage Orange

Bright yellow hardwood is excellent for scroll sawing Osage orange is readily recognized by its distinct yellow color. Unfortunately, the vibrant color usually turns a light brown when the wood is exposed to oxygen and sunlight. You can take steps to preserve or at least prolong the vivid yellow color, […]

by August 25, 2009 Product Reviews
Excalibur EX-30 Scroll Saw

Excalibur EX-30 Scroll Saw

The Excalibur EX-30 is one of the largest saws on the market. The generous 30″ throat means you can cut projects up to 30″ long without using spiral blades. The EX-30 is also capable of cutting wood up to 2″ thick. The Excalibur EX-30 is one of the largest saws […]

by August 25, 2009 Product Reviews
Custom Scroll Saw Stand

Custom Scroll Saw Stand

Build an inexpensive stand for maximum comfort and efficiency Standard scroll saw tables require you to stand or use a high stool or chair. I find both of these options uncomfortable after just one hour at work on the saw. To increase my productivity and allow me to work comfortably […]

by August 25, 2009 Shop Tips
Moonlight Stallion

Moonlight Stallion

Galloping horse designed for watermelon carving can be cut in wood By Ball Jay I was pleasantly surprised to discover woodworkers are bringing my pumpkin and watermelon patterns to life in wood. The patterns are extremely versatile and most can be executed in wood with no changes. The opposite is […]

by August 25, 2009 Patterns
Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

3D Tiger leaps from the wood I developed a new technique to bring fretwork portraits to life. This carved-fretwork technique combines traditional scrolling with basic relief-carving techniques. The combination brings the portraits to life with depth and dimension. Creating carved fretwork is not difficult. The technique enhances the fine fretwork […]

by August 25, 2009 How To, Projects, Techniques
Scrolling Out a Future

Scrolling Out a Future

Dedicated dad creates scroll saw businesses for handicapped sons When the Warrens discovered that both of their sons were significantly handicapped, they became all the more determined to give them lots of love and help them reach their fullest potentials. Th ey have succeeded on both counts. Today, 36-year-old Erik […]

by August 24, 2009 Features
Guinevere Sanding System

Guinevere Sanding System

The Guinevere Sanding System by King Arthur Tools claims to be the smallest inflatable sanding drum. What the tool lacks in size it more than makes up for in power. The Guinevere Sanding System by King Arthur Tools claims to be the smallest inflatable sanding drum. What the tool lacks […]

by August 24, 2009 Product Reviews
Mimosa

Mimosa

Ornamental tree hides exotic and beautiful grain Mimosa, a popular ornamental tree that sports fern-like leaves, makes a surprisingly good wood for scrolling. The light-colored wood is highlighted by a distinct dark grain that lends an exotic look to many scroll saw projects. The scientific name for mimosa is Albizia […]

by August 24, 2009 Product Reviews
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 By Paul Meisel Menorah and Star of David designs cut by Ben Fink Brighten up the holidays with these colorful votive holders. Dancing candlelight shines through the transparent colored acrylic to illuminate the fretwork design. Patterns are provided for both […]

by August 24, 2009 Patterns