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Short Cuts

Short Cuts

Welcome to Short Cuts! Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Short Cuts
Scroll Saw Greeting Cards

Scroll Saw Greeting Cards

Saw a stack of wooden and paper greeting cards By Gloria Cosgrove Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller These seasonal designs are sized just right for greeting cards. You can stack-cut cardstock or thin plywood to make overlays for greeting cards, or use slightly thicker hardwood to create a card that doubles […]

by November 1, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts, Winter Scrolling
Stack-Cutting Made Simple

Stack-Cutting Made Simple

Use a practice pattern to learn a new way to stack blanks By John A. Nelson To hold together a stack of blanks, scrollers often drive small nails into the waste areas outside the pattern. But you usually end up cutting off both the scrap and the nails, and you […]

by November 1, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts, Techniques
Autumn Colors Puzzle

Autumn Colors Puzzle

Figural keys and assorted hardwoods bring this tree to life By Judy and Dave Peterson Cut by Leldon Maxcy At first glance, this puzzle is just a tree, but if you look carefully, you’ll find forest friends hiding among the branches. The woodland creatures are more than just cute additions. […]

by September 19, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts, Projects
Sailboat Puzzle

Sailboat Puzzle

Freestanding puzzle captures the essence of the sea By Will Richards A swift wind ripples over the water. Spray surges up from the hull. The sun beams down, warming the water. All of these sensations can be captured in this sailboat puzzle.  A sure hit at craft shows or a […]

by August 10, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts
Treasures of the Sea

Treasures of the Sea

Mix and match six elegant designs for a variety of display options By Gloria Cosgrove Cut by Linda Helgerson I have always been fascinated with the flowing shapes of creatures that live underwater. These simple yet elegant images were originally designed as paper cuttings. Many paper cutting patterns are easily […]

by May 16, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts
Blooming Spring Fretwork Flowers

Blooming Spring Fretwork Flowers

Use these versatile patterns in several ways By Gloria Cosgrove Cut by Leldon Maxcy These fun fretwork designs can be used any number of ways, from wall hangings to photo frames. Use your imagination to come up with your own unique project. To get you started, we’ve developed a way […]

by January 31, 2022 eNews: Short Cuts
Super-Simple Halloween Silhouettes

Super-Simple Halloween Silhouettes

Scroll and paint these whimsical decorations By Lora S. Irish Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller These fun Halloween bats and spiders look great hanging in windows, from trees, or on your wall. Cut them from thin wood, or sandwich a stack of black construction paper between thin plywood and wrap the […]

by October 8, 2021 eNews: Short Cuts
Super Simple Tea Light Holders

Super Simple Tea Light Holders

This sleek design is easy to make and displays candles safely By Sue Mey Cut by Dennis Knappen Whether you’re planning a picnic, a dinner party, or a romantic evening in, these candle holders are perfect for adding a twinkle to your table. Cut single holders to scatter around a […]

by July 21, 2021 eNews: Short Cuts, Uncategorized
Fretwork Heart Box

Fretwork Heart Box

This challenging design will showcase your cutting skills By Sue Mey Cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller For a gift they’ll love both now and later, cut this keepsake box and fill it with your Valentine’s favorite treats. The box is sized for storing trinkets, but you could also upsize the pattern […]

by January 22, 2021 eNews: Short Cuts
A Child’s First Toolbox

A Child’s First Toolbox

By Dave Van Ess If a child can hold a hammer, they can make this toolbox. Using construction lumber makes it easy to cut. This is an ideal first woodworking project for little ones stuck at home and in need of some entertainment. Teach your littlest family members a new […]

by July 24, 2020 eNews: Short Cuts