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Reindeer Ornaments

Reindeer Ornaments

Changing the size of the pattern gives you endless variations with these designs The obvious uses for these patterns are ornaments or gift tag holders, but there are a variety of other possibilities. -Enlarge the pattern, cut it out of plywood, and add holiday lights as a window decoration. -Make […]

by August 31, 2009 Patterns
In The Best Light – Photographing Your Artwork

In The Best Light – Photographing Your Artwork

Affordable tips and techniques for better quality photos Many contests and shows require you to send in photographs of your project along with your application. But not everyone can afford to hire a photographer to take professional photos of their project. A poor-quality photograph can make an excellent project look […]

by August 31, 2009 Techniques
Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Interchangeable inserts and delicate egg frames give a 3-D effect to these interlocking ornaments. Pattern designed by Volker Arnold This set of interchangeable Easter ornaments will be a great addition to your spring decorating—and since they can be stack cut, they make ideal sale or gift items. They arent difficult […]

by August 31, 2009 Patterns
Fretwork Hummingbird Plate

Fretwork Hummingbird Plate

Contrasting woods and multiple layers add depth to this collector’s plate. Cut by Dick DeFelice of the Blazing Blades of Western PA This piece is easily customized by choosing contrasting woods for the different layers. Select pieces that compliment your décor as well as each other. This example was cut […]

by August 31, 2009 Patterns
Freestanding Fretwork Photo Frame

Freestanding Fretwork Photo Frame

Intricate details highlight this vintage Louis XV photo frame Click the article attachment to download this pattern. The full step-by-step instructions for completing this project came from Scrollsaw Workshop Issue 23 Spring 2006. (Unfortunately this issue has sold out. Hopefully there will be a digital edition available in 2011) Attachments […]

by August 28, 2009 Patterns
“Have a Nice Day” Note Pad

“Have a Nice Day” Note Pad

Quick and easy project makes an ideal gift Paper isn’t really any harder to cut than wood, and these custom note pads are as fun to cut as they are to use. You can quickly turn an inexpensive tablet into a unique item. They make a perfect end of year […]

by August 28, 2009 Patterns
Adapting Patterns

Adapting Patterns

Converting a line drawing to a scroll saw pattern 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 independent elements, such […]

by August 28, 2009 Techniques
Howling Wolves Collector Plate

Howling Wolves Collector Plate

Separate layers give depth to this wildlife scene This design comes from the recently re-released book Wildlife Collector Plates. The beauty of these patterns is that you can mix and match the inner wildlife scene with your choice of rim designs to produce a variety of custom projects. For added […]

by August 28, 2009 Patterns
Welcome Sign Pattern

Welcome Sign Pattern

Scrolling her way through school Starting at the tender age of six, this scroller is serious about having fun with a scroll saw. To read this full article see Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts Issue #26 Spring 2007. Click the article attachment to download the pattern for this project. Attachments Welcome […]

by August 28, 2009 Patterns
Hidden Images Puzzle

Hidden Images Puzzle

Match unusual shapes with your photo’s theme for a unique and challenging puzzle For full step-by-step instructions see Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2007 issue #26. Click the article attachment to download the background image and pattern for this project. Attachments Duck Puzzle Pattern Duck Puzzle Background Image

by August 28, 2009 Patterns