Short Cuts – Issue Two

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Short Cuts – Issue Two

Welcome to the second issue of 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 we enjoyed writing it for you! Click here to sign up for Short Cuts.


unnamed Book Corner: U.S. Military Designs for Woodworking & Crafts

Mike and Vicky Lewis’s book Scroll Saw Military Designs was a one-of-a-kind in 2000, and Fox Chapel Publishing decided to reprint it in 2015. Reprinting a book is always an adventure, and Scroll Saw Military Designs was no exception!

unnamed-1 Project: Filigree Fretwork Hearts

While Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you still have time to make a beautiful heart for the special people in your life. Cut it from attractive wood or stack card stock between thin plywood and create a hand-made card for everyone on your list.


unnamed-2 New Products: Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Set and repeat table angles easily with any of the Wixey Digital Angle Gauges, which attach securely to your saw table and is accurate to 0.1′. Technical Editor Bob Duncan runs through the features of this useful addition to your shop.

unnamed Video: SawStop Jobsite Saw Review

If you are looking to add a table saw to your shop, the SawStop Jobsite Saw is a good choice. In addition to the skin-sensing, finger-saving braking system, this portable saw includes many features only seen on higher-end stationary saws.

unnamed-3 Photo Tips: Focus

You can adjust many aspects of a digital photo using editing software, but if you start out with an out-of-focus photo, you will always have a blurry photo. Art Director Jon Deck offers some quick and easy tips to get clear, sharp photos every time with any camera.