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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
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
Victorian Fretwork Cross

Victorian Fretwork Cross

Inspirational design is a beautiful symbol of faith By John A. Nelson 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 […]

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 By Troy Thorne 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, […]

by August 12, 2009 Patterns
Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Quick & Easy Tree Puzzle

Freestanding design can be customized for a fun gift By Sue Griffiths 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 […]

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
Simple Cutting Board

Simple Cutting Board

Fun and functional design is easy to cut By Dave Van Ess Cutting boards are fun and easy to produce, make practical gifts, and sell well at craft shows. This classic pig design requires only one inside cut, making it ideal for beginners. There are many advantages to a wooden […]

by August 10, 2009 Patterns
Personalized Sports Plaques

Personalized Sports Plaques

Font Download for the Personalized Sports Plaques project featured in SSW36 Download custom font Font by Sylvia Mendiola To load a new font on a PC with Windows XP: Click Start–settings–control panel–fonts folder Click on File–install font: a window will open that add fonts. Locate the font(s) to install on […]

by August 10, 2009 Techniques