I LOVED the theme of this month’s Power Tool Challenge: Your favorite power tool. That was a no brainer for me.. since my favorite would be the one I”ve been using a lot lately. My scroll saw!
Plus it is unusual to have a power tool challenge project that doesn’t involve ANY lumber.. but this month, my only materials were old thrift store books! Yes books!
These were $1/each at the thrift store, and using NOTHING more than my scroll saw, I ended up with some super cute book art that looked perfect on my office shelves:
Yep, you can cut up books with a scroll saw, and no the pages aren’t glued together in any way. And it doesn’t have to just be a single letter, I tried a bunch of different things, and I love them all!
The other ladies in this month’s challenge had different favorites than I did, and their projects are so fabulous, you won’t want to miss them:
Scroll Saw Book Art Tutorial
Making these letters is really straight forward. Cut out a template, tape it to your book, and cut on the lines.
The interior openings are slightly trickier since you have to pretrial a hole, feed in the blade and cut, but it isn’t any different than how you would cut an interior opening into wood.
The process does create a lot of dust, and tiny pieces of paper, so make sure you wear proper respiratory protection.
I shot this simple video tutorial showing you exactly how I cut out the letters, so you can see the entire process. If your blades are sharp and your template is clear, it goes really quick!