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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
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
Cat-tastic Cat Puzzles

Cat-tastic Cat Puzzles

Cats. You either love them or you hate them. There are more than 600 million of them worldwide, and are found in almost every place humans live. Cats have been worshipped as protectors of possessions, seen as witches’ familiars, and shunned as bad luck. Some people collect items related to […]

Cute Fretwork Animal Portraits

Cute Fretwork Animal Portraits

Practice cutting portraits with three animal designs of varying difficulty By George Ahlers Cut by Leldon Maxcy These wildlife portraits make great presents and items to sell. The koala pattern is the most challenging, especially with the addition of the optional overlay frame. While there are fewer frets in the […]

by January 17, 2020 eNews: Short Cuts
Compound-Cut Ornaments

Compound-Cut Ornaments

Combine fretwork snowflakes with wooden bulbs to make elegant ornaments By Sue Mey Cut by Leldon Maxcy Compound-cut ornaments look great but are quick and easy to make. In fact, you can complete each one with just a few cuts. The snowflake accents are equally easy to cut. You could […]

by December 9, 2019 eNews: Short Cuts, Winter Scrolling
Scroll an Oak Leaf Box

Scroll an Oak Leaf Box

Celebrate Autumn with this easy-to-make keepsake box By Thomas Haapapuro This box reminds me of the flutter of leaves falling to the ground in the fall. Like many of my designs, this box draws its inspiration from nature, in particular, the leaf of a red oak tree. To develop this […]

by October 15, 2019 eNews: Short Cuts, Step by Step, Uncategorized