I decided to treat myself to a scrollsaw a while ago as I thought it would be something where I could just pop out to my shed and do a quick bit of work without the usual set-up and put away that woodworking involves.
For my birthday I got John Nelson’s Scroll Saw Workbook, which is brilliant as it has projects that build in difficulty while teaching useful skills. Here are the first three things I made from the book.
Not long after these though it was my nephew Alfred’s birthday and I wanted to make him something. Alfred and his Dad are into mountain biking and were about to redecorate Alfred’s room with a bike theme so I headed to Steve Good’s excellent Scroll Saw Workshop where he has a huge catalogue of free scroll saw patterns. I chose one but made a small alteration to include Alfred’s name (instead of the words “How I Roll” on the original). Here’s the result
If you look at the original design you will see that I missed out some of the fine detail but I was quite pleased with the result – and apparently Alfred was too.