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Scroll Saw Basics (Basics Series)

Covers everything: brands and styles, parts and features, especially blades. A clear approach to cutting covers, curves, straight lines, sharp corners and angles, true arcs, and perfect circles; making large cutouts and inside cutouts, stack-cutting, bevel-sawing, and much more, plus projects. “A good overall introduction... extensively illustrated with hundreds of exceptionally clear black-and-white photos.”—Library Journal.

Series: Basics Series

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0806972246

ISBN-13: 978-0806972244

Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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This book indeed was written for a person just beginning to work with a scroll saw. The first chapter presents a thorough description of the types of scroll saws available, how they work, and what features are important. Subsequent chapters give the novice a practical description of scroll saw blades, a brief overview of the different types of wood and wood materials available, safety techniques, how to set up a scroll saw, types and sources of patterns, and easy to follow instructions on how to make the various kinds of cuts basic to scroll saws.The author includes come valuable tips, such as how to hone the burr side of a blade and thereby enable much smoother cuts. The abundant use of illustrations (over 275) is very helpful in understanding the technical material being presented. In general, the book relates meaningful information and would be a significant contribution for a reader to gain an understanding of scroll saw fundamentals.

This is an excellent book for someone wanting basic information about using a scroll saw. I read the book and found the information very useful being a beginner at using a scroll saw. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that it is rather out dated and the information about scroll saws didn't apply to any of scroll saws now being sold.

This book is for real beginners, some interesting capters about techniques and tools but no intresting patterns.

It was informative for someone who has never done or seen the scroll saw in action. It is very basic but It sold for on one cent. cant go wrong.

Lots of helpful hints that prevented us from making the same mistakes that someone else did. Glad someone put it together for us.

Earlier edition of a scroll saw book, showing older models. Helpful information but the author was not a fan of my Delta scroll saw that I am rehabbing. LOL!I purchased this book used to see if I liked it.Worth the knowledge/information I received about scroll saw "basics."

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