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Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Winter/Spring 2016: Issue 62

SSWC62-CoverThe Winter/Spring 2016 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:


Al Pagliarini Swan Birdhouse


Spring Ahead

By Kathleen Ryan

Beat the winter doldrums with these cheery spring-themed projects


Largest puzzle unwound 2


World-Record Puzzle

By Kathleen Ryan

Jill Walterbach’s puzzle has more than 50,000 pieces … and fits in a shoulder bag


Table Saw Article Lead


Let’s Talk Table Saws

Reasons every scroller needs a table saw, buyer advice, safety tips, and the best accessories



Race Cars Lead


Pinewood Champ Speed Secrets
The latest products and best speed tips, plus patterns for cars that are proven winners




Gumball Lead


Wooden Gumball Machine

By Levi Dojczman

Spring mechanism delivers one gumball at a time


Tulip Lead


Making Wooden Tulips

By Tim Allen

Use 2×2 lumber to make an everlasting bouquet



Auto-Graph Wooden Toy

By Paul Meisel

Work a little saw magic to personalize both sides of the toy


Prank Bank Lead

Pixelcraft Exploding Prank Bank

By Mark Stevenson

Simple bank hides a surprising secret

Download the patterns for the bank and watch the bank explode!


Heart Puzzle Lead


Key to My Heart Puzzle

By Niklas Oberfeld

Use a simple stacking technique to create a romantic puzzle



Animal Fretwork Lead

Fretwork Animal Portraits

By George Ahlers

Practice cutting portraits with three animal designs of varying difficulty

Bonus Pattern: Leafy Frame for Koala


Viking Ship Lead


Viking Longship Intarsia

By Glenn L. Borreson

Use colorful wood to portray an iconic ship under full sail


Mini Desk Clocks Lead


Tiny Tambour Clocks

By Dan Wilckens

Use scrap wood to make miniature mantel clocks


Heart Shelf Lead


Tiered Display Shelf

By Paul Boer

Easy to mount! Hide the screws with heart-shape covers


Slatted Basket Lead-White


Slatted Basket

By John A. Nelson

Use a scroll saw and table saw to make quick baskets


Teether Lead


Hardwood Baby Teethers

By Tim Gilman

Use maple to make durable, nontoxic baby toys


Intarsia Flower Lead


Intarsia Flower

By Janette Square

Simple design allows you to focus on shaping realistic perspective



Four Sheep Textures


Three Ways to Add Texture to Intarsia

By Kathy Wise

Easy ideas for adding something extra to your intarsia



Product Reviews

PR-Kutzall Rasp Lead



Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

Click here to read Technical Editor Bob Duncan’s review.



PR-Shop Mate-silo


Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Click here to read Technical Editor Bob Duncan’s review. Exclusives

PR-SawStop Lead


SawStop Jobsite Table Saw

COMING SOON! Get the full run-down on the safety features and other helpful accessories with a full video review by technical editor Bob Duncan




Table Saw Techniques

COMING SOON! Watch videos that walk you through using a table saw to make scroll saw projects, like the Slatted Basket, easier





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