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Woodworks by Travis has moved to a new home! I have moved my gallery of scroll sawn work to Scroll Saw Village, an online community for scroll saw enthusiasts! We offer forums, private messaging, user galleries and a free pattern library!

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Happy Scrolling!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I got this pattern from Scroll Saw Art Puzzles by Tony Burns. The projects seem more like segmentation than puzzles, but they are still neat. I made this one for my wife for her birthday. She has brown eyes and I have blue so the penguins reflect that. I colored the wood with watered down acrylic paints. It really raised the grain. I think next time I'll use stain or dye so I don't have to deal with it. Finally, I clear coated it with acrylic spray. They're pretty neat. Would make great items for a craft show.

3/4" Poplar
Colored with watered down acrylics
Clear coated with spray acrylic.

The Duke

I got this pattern from the first issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (or known back then, Scroll Saw Workshop). I ordered a bunch of back issues and this is one of the patterns. I think every scroller will have cut a portrait of the Duke at some point in their scrolling career. Here's mine. I'm pretty happy with it. I like the delicate areas. It impresses a lot of people when they see it.

Cut from 1/4" Baltic Birch
Clear Coated with Spray Acrylic
Felt Backing