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January 2010 Cover January 2010

Sloan's Workshop
wooden teddy bear
Carving TEchnologies
advanced machinery
Wildwood Designs
D & D Woodcrafts
Heritage Building Specilties
Buston Mtg
The Handsome Woodsman
Mikes Workshop
PS Wood Machines
West Penn Hardwoods
First Street
scrollers worldwide

January 2010

Welcome to this issue of Creative Woodworks & Crafts!

pensJeff Powell's "Pen Scrolling" article is quite innovative, and it is really more about scroll sawing than pen turning; don't be concerned, we are not directing the content of this magazine into woodturning per se; however, the article does show in great detail two techniques for using your scroll saw to produce pen blanks which, of course, ultimately need to be turned on a lathe. These methods not only produce unusual artistic pens; they also provide a possible source of income, even for those who do not wish to do the woodturning. Jeff has found that once a person masters making these kinds of pen blanks, there are plenty of woodturners out there who are willing to pay good money for the scrolled blanks. We thought with the economy being as it is, some of you might be interested in looking into this way of putting more money in your pockets. We are always on the lookout for new uses for the scroll saw, and these pen blanks certainly meet that requirement.

feetSpeaking of new ideas, check out the Wilckens' Scrolled "Feet". Some projects benefit when little decorative feet are added—they make nice accents, and give certain projects that little lift which seems to enhance them; besides, when you order these kinds of accessories from catalogues (typically made of metal) they can be surprisingly expensive. The idea is simple, but by using the four designs provided and by varying wood thickness and color, the possibilities are endless. Once you get the hang of it, you can design your own accents for any project that calls for them.

Kermitt SqulersIn the inspiration category, take a look at Kermit Squiers' Readers' Gallery presentation. Kermit is 97 years young, walks two or three miles a day, works in his woodshop one to two hours a day, and has made some extremely detailed projects which he proudly displays! Let me wish each and every one of you Kermit's level of health, longevity, and skill!

Wishing you all a great year ahead!

Robert Becker

Some projects from this issue:
tea set Deridder Pocket Shelf
Pen and Paperclip Holders

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In the January 2010 Issue:
Scrolling Projects:
Wood Ducks
Morning Glory Welcome
Bayou Gator
Fishtank Pals
Grandpa Can Fix It
Hearts and Flowers
Humpback Bridge
Lattice Picture Frame
Fretwork Feet
Screaming Ferruginous Hawk
Poinsettia Sled Centerpiece
Gamefish Montage
Playful Dolphins
Appliqued Tea Service
Intarsia Projects:
Lizard Mirror
Old Country Mill

Scroll Saw Stars
Pen Scrolling: Fret and Fixed-Base Casting Techniques (with Bonus patterns!)
Tips for Photographing Your Projects
Readers' Gallery
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