Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine Kicks Off New Year with Eco-friendly Issue

January 2020

Lancaster, PA — The spring 2020 issue of Scroll Saw Woodcarving & Crafts magazine kicks off the new year with an eco-friendly theme. In this issue, readers will discover artists who are paving a bright future with environmentally sound products, projects, and ideas. From handmade toys to exquisite works-of-art, this issue will inspire scrollsawers to create with an eco-conscious focus in mind. Kicking things off, the magazine editors are proud to introduce gorgeously-designed and sustainably-made toys by Eric & Albert. This dynamic British duo uses sustainable FSC/ PEFC/ GIB certified sycamore and ash wood grown in Britain for their toys. [Image below and featured]

“As woodworkers, we believe it’s important to think about the materials we use every day—wood, finishes, odds and ends around the shop—in the context of their larger impact on the planet.”
~ Kaylee Schofield, Associate Editor

The issue also features artists Brad and Hazel Eklund, whose Intarsia Songbirds grace the cover. Brad and Hazel are a husband and wife team whose work utilizes the natural colors of the wood whenever possible. “Natural wood has a very special beauty that is too often hidden with stains and dyes,” Brad and Hazel write on their website, “which is why we search high and low for wood that comes in all the colors of the rainbow.”  

Additionally, the issue features artists who reinvent scraps into beautiful pieces. For example, Diana Thompson’s Perching Butterfly is made entirely from wood scraps, while the work of Victor Landry’s I Love Wood piece transforms dozens of various scraps into different shapes and sizes to create a custom intarsia typographic masterpiece.

Finally, the magazine reviews several products that readers can use on these eco-conscious creations—such as the Hercules Miter Saw (useful for transforming “trash” wood into insect condos for declining pollinator populations) or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (an ancient paint containing just five simple ingredients – milk protein, limestone, clay, chalk, and natural & non-toxic synthetic pigments). 

This is an important issue for the magazine, showing the magazine staff’s commitment toward sustainability. “If we all make small tweaks to the way we approach creative materials,” says associate editor Kaylee Schofield, “from where we source them to the ingredients they contain to how much we throw away, that adds up to big change.”