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Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter 2017 (Issue 69)

The Winter 2017 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:


Holiday Roundup

By Kathleen Ryan

Toys by the Truckload

By Kathleen Ryan

T.L.C. Toys has made and donated a quarter-million wooden toys … and counting




Wooden Spinners

By Rolf Beuttenmuller

Custom versions of these popular toys will win playground wars or make elegant gifts for restless adults

Beasts of Burden

By Kathy Wise

Add a majestic camel and whimsical donkey to your 3-D intarsia nativity

Making a Gift Box with Wooden Hinges

By Carole Rothman

This stylish box looks impressive, but is surprisingly easy to make

Hamilton Log Set

By Dave Van Ess

Larger logs make this building set appropriate for children of all ages

Click Here to find plans for a full size playhouse

Click Here for a packing guide to mail the Hamilton Logs

Man Cave Light

By John Hutchinson

Cheer for the home team with this customizable nightlight

CLICK HERE to see the Man Cave Light in action




Christmas Word Art

By Bruce Shea

Celebrate the season with these elegant holiday messages

Gingerbread Men Ornaments

By Jacob and Wayne Fowler

Whimsical designs will delight fans of a popular holiday treat

Stained Glass-Style Ornaments

By Theresa Ekdom

Fretwork ornaments inspired by Tiffany glass

Intarsia Angel Tree Topper

By Janette Square & Bruce Worthington

Use thinner wood to create a custom topper that won’t topple your tree

Compound-Cut Ornaments

By Sue Mey

Combine fretwork snowflakes with wooden bulbs to make elegant ornaments

O Holy Night

By Sue Mey

Layer pieces and add color to create an intricate Nativity scene

Self-Framing Ornaments

By Sheila Landry

A simple angled cut is the secret to creating the 3-D effect

The Busy Carpenter

By Ruth Chopp

Pull the strings to animate this whimsical ornament

Making Earrings

By Richie and Larkin Newberry

Use hardwood scraps to make easy, inexpensive gifts

Freestanding Nativity Puzzles

By Paul Meisel

Simple designs teach the Christmas Story and double as holiday decorations

Geometric Compound-Cut Ornaments

By Sue Mey

These designs look impressive but are surprisingly easy to cut


Online Exclusives


Click Here to see the Man Cave Light in action.

Hamilton Logs Building Set Extras

Click Here to Download plans for a full size playhouse

Click Here for a packing guide for mailing the logs to your favorite kid.

Giving Back

Click Here to meet fellow scrollers who make and donate toys, and get ideas for your next charitable project

More Wooden Toys

Click Here for more wooden toys

More Ornaments and Christmas Projects

Click Here for more ornaments and Christmas projects

Further Reading


Want more on fidget spinners? Hit the big leagues of fidget spinning with the ultimate fidget spinner trick book! Impress your friends with 50 awesome spinner stunts and games from GeekBite host David King. The book is available for $6.99 + S&H from Fox Chapel Publishing or your local retailer.




For more compound ornaments see Compound Christmas Ornaments for the Scroll Saw by Diana Thompson. With more than 50 ornaments to choose from, you can find an ornament for everyone on your list. The book is available for $14.99 + S&H from Fox Chapel Publishing or your local retailer.





Want to make a toy or puzzle for a special youngster on your list? Check out Making Wooden Dinosaur Toys and Puzzles by Judy and Dave Peterson. These experienced puzzlemakers show how to make freestanding puzzles from beautiful hardwood, and how to transform any puzzle into an action figure. The book is available for $19.95 from Fox Chapel Publishing or your local retailer.