Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Sterling; Later Printing edition (December 31, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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This is an excellent workbook / pattern book for both the beginner and intermediate scroll sawyer, another Spielman success with the contribution of Dan Kihl. There are about 150 full size patterns in the 154 pages, and with the suggested variations on each project, the possibilites are endless.As usual, the first 22 pages deals with instuctional guidance with photos. Some good instructions on wood selection, transferring patterns, definition cuts, and stack sawing. Then, for the more experienced, Spielman gives advice on combining various metals, plastics and leather with the traditional wood projects. It takes an ordinary project to an extra ordinary project with the "simple" inclusion of different medias.Also for the more advanced, tips on segmentation and inlaying are provided, again, with photos. Perhaps the most interesting chapter, is on finishing tips, including acetic-acid bath of copper combined with shiny copper inlays. The eight pages of color photos offer great assistance with how different finishing techinques can look.The are some very unusual patterns in this book and with the combination of the various techniques discussed and presented with photos, makes this book a must to have and you will refer back to it time and time again, just like I do, for some different ideas to apply to other projects.
This has very unusual patterns - some are appropriate for beginner and others for the more experienced. The patterns could possibly be used for sewing appliques, beadwork, or other mediums other than wood or metal.
I'm a resident of the Sonoran Desert in central Arizona and this book reflects the southwest U. S. well. Some of the designs are native American in origin from ancient petroglyphs. Some of the patterns reflect the wildlife of the Southwest. The designs are good for beginner and intermediate scroll saw users. I was pleased with the book.
I love this book. The designs are for scroll saw application but can be adapated for a variety of other creative projects. It incorporates all the scenes you would expect to see in Southwest decor but also includes some artwork that would be suitable in more traditional homes. I love anything Southwest so I may be partial, but why else would anyone buy this book? It's awesome.
This is a good out of print book of patterns best for the beginner scroll sawer (like me). Some of the patterns were "old hat" when the book was printed, but these days this is the only place to get them all ready to cut and paste onto your wood. There is no permission to make any copies, so, unless you write to the publisher for permission to make copies (and they grant it) you're stuck with making only one of each project except for stack cutting. Remember, even tracing is making an unauthorized copy. I don't like it, but that's the law, and why I rated it only two stars. Many, if not most craft books today include permissions to make copies of plans & patterns, but this one doesn't.
This book amazed me when I first opened it. Not only does it have excellent patterns but the detail of each pattern is better than most pattern books. The combinations of the different mediums in the book is an inspiration to the imagination. Overall I think this is an excellent book and I do, and have recommend it to others.
I recently purchased the Southwest Scroll Saw Pattern book, and found it to be, very informative and has just about all the patterns you would like to have. I would recommend this book to any scroll saw user.
I am very happy with the patterns I was sorta wishing for some more tips, but that was just me. Otherwise this is a great book and was sent in perfect condition.I was also very happy with the packaging and the speed in which it was delivered.
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