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Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2018 (Issue 71)

The Summer 2018 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts features a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing,, 1-800-457-9112.






In This Issue


The Best Beginner Saw

By Jon Deck, Bob Duncan, Mindy Kinsey, and Kaylee Schofield

We broke blades, burned wood, and said a few bad words. But we still think this scroll saw is the best on the market in the under $200 category

It’s Good To Be King

By Jon Deck, Bob Duncan, Mindy Kinsey, and Kaylee Schofield

King Industrial’s 16″ saw is our new workshop favorite in the $500–$750 price category

CLICK HERE for our full review of the King Industrial saw.

Catching Up With Judy Gale Roberts

By Mindy Kinsey

The intarsia master talks tools, wood, and new books

CLICK HERE to read about what Judy has been up to.



Wooden Sunglasses

By Steve Carmichael

Pay big bucks for wooden sunglasses? No way! Make your own for under $10

School of Fish Puzzle Box

Design by Bill Miller; adapted for the scroll saw by Rolf Beuttenmuller

Create the look of a complex band saw box with just a scroll saw

CLICK HERE for band saw instructions.

CLICK HERE for a video on how to open and close the box.

Desktop Safe

By Alex Vyshnevskyy

Easy-to-make locking gizmo box protects your stuff in style

CLICK HERE for instructions to make a box joint jig for a table saw.

CLICK HERE for a video on how to open the safe and assemble the safe


Crescent Moon

By Judy Gale Roberts

This student favorite is the perfect first intarsia project

Ping-Pong Ball Explosion

By Bob Gilsdorf

Simple mechanism creates an eruption of table tennis balls

CLICK HERE for a video showing how the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
staff pranked their coworkers with an explosive surprise.

Scroll Saw Dizzy Bowl

By Carole Rothman

Use colorful wood scraps to make a traditional turned bowl



Fretwork Butterfly Garden

By Dan Wilckens

Use your colorful scrap wood to create a custom garden scene

Coastal Critter Puzzles

By Brad and Hazel Eklund

From Shark Week to Lobster Fest, everyone loves a good fish story

Red-Eared Slider Turtle

By Brad and Hazel Eklund

Honor the most common pet turtle in the world with this striking intarsia design

Handsome Horse Portraits

By Charlie Dearing

Evoke the majesty of wild mustangs with just a few frets

A Child’s 1st Toolbox

By Dave Van Ess

Introduce a kid to woodworking with this simple, customizable project

CLICK HERE for patterns for custom monograms for your tool box

Super Simple Tea Light Holders

By Sue Mey

Sleek design is easy to make and displays candles safely

Classic Bike Silhouettes

By Eric Van Malderen

Make wall art, trophies, photo accents, and more with these fun designs

Delicate Floral Fretwork Box

By Sue Mey

Exuberant flowers bring a fresh feel to this traditionally styled box



Cutting Coins

By Randy Gloden

Transform a common coin into a work of art


Online Exclusives


CLICK HERE to see how to solve the School of Fish Puzzle-COMING SOON

CLICK HERE to see how to unlock the Desktop Safe-COMING SOON

CLICK HERE to see the Ping-Pong balls explode-COMING SOON

Wood Vibe Tribe

CLICK HERE to meet an artist collective making innovative intarsia

Issue Extras

CLICK HERE to get bandsaw instructions for the Fish Puzzle Box

CLICK HERE for an alphabet to personalize your Toolbox

CLICK HERE for plans for a box joint jig for a table saw

Bonus Project: Porthole Picture Frame

CLICK HERE for complete patterns and instructions to turn any room into an oceanfront retreat