Gizmos and Gadgets 2023

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Gizmos and Gadgets 2023

Gizmos and Gadgets 2023, a special issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. 

This issue is not a part of the regular magazine subscription. Find it on newsstands at your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing,, 1-800-457-9112.

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In This Issue

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Kinetic Desk Sculpture

Turn the crank to watch this hardwood assembly spin

By Dolf Perenti

It’s Always Pizza Time!

Use small scraps of colorful wood to make toppings for this clever clock

By Dan Wilckens

Wooden Gear Clock

This gorgeous weekend build is an advanced scroller’s dream

By Marc Tovar

Dinosaur Ramp Walker Toys

Enjoy endless entertainment with these prehistoric racers—no wheels required

By Paul Fellay

Click for Dinosaur Ramp Walkers Race Video


Mechanical Mallard

Make a wooden wonder that waddles back and forth

By Philip Wilkinson

Frog Pond Automaton

Straightforward mechanism lets you skip right to the details in this whimsical scene

By Wanda Sowry

Click for Frog Pond Automaton Video

Catapult Castle

Defend your kingdom by slinging a boulder (ball) at invaders

By Bob Gilsdorf

Moving Gear Box

Scroll a fun trinket box with a lid that restless fingers can’t resist

By Rita Cels

Simple Smoke Grinder

Practice accurate cuts by making this intriguing beginner project

By Richard Packer

Click for Smoke Grinder Video

Two-Track Marble Racer

You’ll love making it; kids will love playing with it!

By Art Mulder

Wooden Kazoos

This popular toy is a great way to teach workshop basics to beginners

By Andreas Kullerkann

Santa and Sleigh Balance Toy

A sleepy village and a snowman counterweight complete this charming Christmas Eve tableau

By Richard Packer

Robot Man and Rusty

Clever use of elastic cord allows this robot to assume a variety of poses

By Fred and Julie Byrne

Penny Shooter

Transform plywood scraps into an innovative little toy

By Al Baggetta

Classic Labyrinth Game

Make this game of skill for just a few bucks

By Troy Hawkins

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Locking Heart Box

A layered design and simple lock form a beautiful but approachable box

By John Rhyne

 Wooden Whimsy Spinner

Get on a roll with this mesmerizing marble toy

By Akane

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 Pecking Chickens Automaton

Evoke a visit to the farm with this traditional wooden toy

By Amedeo Capelli

 Ball Popper

Pine scraps and acrylic paints make for a fun, beginner-friendly contraption

By Bob Gilsdorf

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