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Scrolling on the Job

Scrolling on the Job

Barrie Casement “saw” Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in a unique way By Kathleen Ryan It’s a lifelong dream of mine and such a great honor to work on this prestigious building,” said master woodworker Barrie Casement of his work on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. “Sometimes I have […]

by March 21, 2017 Features
Good Luck Fretwork

Good Luck Fretwork

Scroll this symbolic design as a plaque or box top By Joe Preston This project was inspired by a Victorian document box my son picked up at a store. (That’s the original in the photo.) I really liked the horseshoe and clover “good luck” design, so I recreated it as a […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Handmade Mistletoe

Handmade Mistletoe

Pattern by Jacob Fowler Instructions and cutting by Wayne Fowler Show someone special you care with a carefully cut spray of mistletoe. As shown, this pattern can be used as a decoration around the house. Reduce the pattern to roughly 75% of its size to make Christmas ornaments for gifts […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
2016 Christmas Ornaments

2016 Christmas Ornaments

By Sue Mey Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller     Spread peace, joy, hope, love, and faith this holiday season with these web-exclusive ornaments. The simple designs are easy to cut but will look stunning with tree lights shining through the frets. We cut the ornaments from Baltic birch plywood and finished […]

by November 21, 2016 Patterns
Short Cuts – Issue Two

Short Cuts – Issue Two

  Book Corner: U.S. Military Designs for Woodworking & Crafts Mike and Vicky Lewis’s book Scroll Saw Military Designs was a one-of-a-kind in 2000, and Fox Chapel Publishing decided to reprint it in 2015. Reprinting a book is always an adventure, and Scroll Saw Military Designs was no exception!   […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Short Cuts
Rhino Fretwork Portrait

Rhino Fretwork Portrait

Bring your favorite critters home with these photo-realistic designs By Jacob and Wayne Fowler Jacob creates these realistic patterns and Wayne cuts them out with a scroll saw. This rhino is one of many design the duo has made. Download the Rhino pattern here For an additional rabbit pattern, see Scroll […]

by September 14, 2016 Patterns
Halloween Cats, Bats, and Spiders

Halloween Cats, Bats, and Spiders

Cut these simple fretwork designs to get a head start on your Halloween decorating By Alison Tanner Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller   Stack cut these Halloween critters from thin wood to speed up your Halloween decorating. Vary the sizes and make a whole glaring of cats. (Who knew that a […]

by May 20, 2016 Patterns
Fretwork Easter Ornaments

Fretwork Easter Ornaments

By Tom Sevy Design 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 aren’t difficult to make, but they do require some careful and intricate scrolling. There […]

by March 23, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Filigree Heart Frame

Filigree Heart Frame

By John A. Nelson Cut by David Penman With Valentine’s Day on the way, this graceful heart frame is a perfect way to show your significant other that you are thinking about them. The frame is beautiful when cut from an exotic hardwood. For youngsters, it can be cut from […]

by February 9, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Filigree Fretwork Hearts

Filigree Fretwork Hearts

Delicate designs make great Valentine’s Day decorations By Alison Tanner You still have time to make these beautiful fretwork designs inspired by intricate Battenberg lace for Valentine’s Day. The fretwork hearts make perfect decorations for Valentine’s Day. To make paper hearts, stack colored paper between two pieces of scrap plywood […]

by February 4, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects