Do You Scroll Saw?
Today, in our office, we had a discussion about what seems to be an increasing interest in scroll saw projects. Personally, I seldom use a scroll saw, except to cut pieces for inlay or other small intricate projects.
But scroll sawing can produce some amazing projects, some that approach the description of art. (My projects are not artful … well, perhaps abstract art.)
With this discussion fresh in mind, I’d like to ask all of you: what do you think of scroll sawing? Do you own a scroll saw? Are you thinking of getting one or upgrading your tool? Let me know, and I will share your observations.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
NIcholas and Michelle Slaton repurpose wood from deconstructed 19th century cabins in the Appalachian region.
Ernie Conover explains an easy repair technique that will allow you to salvage damaged pieces, including antiques, with a simple table saw jig and some glue.
Table saw jig with adjustable aluminum pin attaches to a miter gauge and produces repeatable cross lap joints with a dado blade.
Updated cell technology enables new 18-volt CORE battery to contain half the cells of previous version in a more compact size but without sacrificing power.
Should I surface a cherry slab in a thickness sander to smooth its faces before or after installing a butterfly key joint?
For his first large-scale furniture project, this reader built a cherry wood crib for his nephew’s first baby.
Reactions to Rob’s summertime woodworking poetry; update on sailboat centerboard.