Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Inc.

Scrollsaw Group


Each year we hold a "Hands On Scrollsaw Workshop"

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

Participants pay a fee to attend which includes: Set project materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

We provide scrollsaws for people to use, though participants are also free to bring their own machines.

Meetings each month


The Scrollsaw Groups meetings are listed in our Guild Brochure . We have scrollsaws available in the workshop for members to use and people are also free to bring their own equipment to the meetings.

2019 Work Highlights


Here are some recent highlights of work completed in 2019.

Experience is shared


Group interests are evenly split between marquetry, fretwork, 3D scrollsaw, and intarsia. Experienced members willingly share knowledge and then work with new members who are learning the skills.

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.

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.



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.