Here’s an interesting, if possibly questionable idea. The folks over at Flowering Elbow converted a sewing machine into a scroll saw. If you’ve got an old sewing machine, it could be just what you need for cutting thin pieces of wood!


  • Bob

    My wife has a sewing machine. Think she’ll mind?

    • Matt Mets

      I can see no issues with this!

  • liebesich

    just a brilliant idea!

  • Stunmonkey

    I love it.

    Probably would be considered unsafe by many, probably very reasonably so, but I would have no problem using it personally.

    Good hack!

  • jeff-o

    I can see this being useful for cutting veneers, which normally frag on a regular scroll saw.