Chef Spice Shelf to Make

Here’s a little spice shelf that any jigsaw enthusiast can produce in a hurry. As shown in the photograph, the shelf depicts a tiny chef standing in the doorway of his shop, with various spices on display in the windows.

Prepare a full-size pattern for the front piece on a sheet of paper at least 8″ x 15″ with the aid of 1/2″ graph squares. Transfer the outline to a piece of 1/4″ plywood measuring the same size as the pattern. The work of cutting this member to shape is done on the jig saw.

In order to remove the sections of stock to produce the outlines of the windows, door and chef, it will be necessary to bore a small hole within each area that is to be pierced. Through these holes the Read more

Novelty Horse Spoon Holder

This merry-go-round rack was designed for the display of six prized teaspoons or a collection of souvenir spoons. It makes a colorful little ornament for the china closet and can be lifted out bodily when desired to help decorate the tea table.

The holder is made entirely of  1/4″ plywood. For the horses, four pieces 2 3/4″ wide and 2 1/2″ long are required. Draw a full-size pattern on paper with the aid of 1/2″ squares, paste it on one piece of the plywood, nail all four to gether in the waste wood and jigsaw them to shape.

The two disks, which are 6″ in diameter, can also be cut in one operation. When this has been done, separate them and lay out and cut the notches for the spoons in one of them; also a 1/4,” x 2″ mortise in the center through which the handle can be clipped.

The central support consists of two pieces 3″ wide, one 4″ long and the other 6″ long. The smaller piece is left rectangular in shape and a notch 1/4″ x 2″ is cut in the center of one end as indicated. The other piece is jigsawed to the Read more

Benchtop Drawer Holds Jigsaw Blades(1945’s)


To get the full plans and directions for building these Benchtop Drawer Holds Jigsaw Blade  CLICK HERE

JIGSAWING requires the use of various types of blades for different materials. The storage of the various types of blades so that they are instantly available can be simplified by the construction of a jigsaw blade drawer mounted under the bench.

The size of drawer to be made will depend to a great extent on the space available for mounting it. If the bench is less than 24″ in width, or if more than three compartments are desired, two or mare drawers may be needed. The drawer is built around a length of cardboard tubing at least 2″ in diameter. The tube is split down its length to produce the semicircular form for the drawer. Cutting of the tube may be done on the bench saw.

At least 7″ should be allowed for each blade compartment. A three-compartment drawer will require a tube 23″ long. Semi circular spacers are cut and glued inside the drawer. Strips of wood 1/4″ x 3/8″ are glued and fastened with nails along the edge of the tube to carry the drawer in the runners. The drawer front is a piece of 1/2″ stock 2″ x 3 3/4″ fastened to the semicircular block.

Drawer runners are made of two pieces of 3/4″ x 1″ stock having a 5/16″ x 3/8″ rabbet cut along one edge of each as shown in the detail. The runners are fastened to the underside of the bench top.

To get the full plans and directions for building these Benchtop Drawer Holds Jigsaw Blade  CLICK HERE

Plant Holders to Make With Your Jigsaw (1940’s)

These are really cute. When I get around to getting a new blade for my scroll saw, I just might be making a few of these to decorate my home 🙂

There’s a Peasant Girl, a Chef, a Donkey, a Sail Boat, a Mexican and a bird for flower pot holding.  And there are a few to hold individual flowers – a butterfly, a lady with flowers in her hat and hoop-skirted maiden.

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