Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Inc.

2019 Annual Hands On Scrollsaw Workshop


Book now to attend the 10th Annual Hands On Scrollsaw Workshop

Saturday 13th April 2019 9.00am to 4.00pm

at our Guild's Workshop - 3 Cherokee Place, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.

Costs: Participant $90 (reduced to $80 if prepaid by 1st March 2019)

Includes: Set project materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea

Non-Participant Includes: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea

If your scrollsaw is variable speed and takes pin-less blades please bring it with you. We also have some scrollsaws available for hire at $10.

Click on this link to download the Registration form Download

Raewyn Magon - Organiser

569 Tauhei Road, RD5, Morrinsville 3375

Phone: 07 887 6806 & Mobile: 021 1558904

Email: magonfam@xtra.co.nz

2018 Workshop


Sixteen people attended our 2018 workshop. It attracted some new participants with 7 attending for the first time. Those travelling the furthest were two observers, one from Whangarei and one from Wellington.

2018 Workshop


Participants in 2018 were evenly balanced between Fretwork, Intarsia and Marquetry this time, with some who had been before trying something different.

Jacob's Marquetry Hints


Jacob von Holzen has produced a summary of his Tips on marquetry for a course run by the Guild in earlier years. Click the Icon above to read the tips.



Marquetry is the art of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".



Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design cut out with a fretsaw, coping saw, jigsaw or scroll saw. Originally ornamental patterns were used to decorate objects with a grid or a lattice design.



Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth.