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Popular Mechanics Workshop: Scroll Saw Fundamentals: The Complete Guide

With expert advice, color photos, drawings, and exploded diagrams, Popular Mechanics reveals exactly what the endlessly versatile and extremely popular scroll saw can do. By first explaining how the scroll saw works, then offering basic techniques, and finally presenting simple projects, this invaluable manual provides an education that woodworkers can draw on for years to come. Everything about this must-have tool is covered: cutting wood to precise dimension, enlarging and reducing patterns, pattern and template placement, inside and outside cuts, and advanced techniques, such as bevel and compound sawing. There's even a visual "anatomy" of available scroll saws, along with guidance on maintenance and troubleshooting. The great projects include a potpourri box, collapsible basket, plate holder and compound-cut chess set.

Series: Popular Mechanics Workshop

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Hearst (May 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1588163660

ISBN-13: 978-1588163660

Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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This book is one of the best for beginners. It goes into detail on choosing a saw, accessories, and teaching you some basic and advanced techniques, maintaining and troubleshooting. The last 30 pages are seven projects you can work on. Almost 90% of the book goes into the major topics, and the most information is regarding saw techniques and making jigs and fixtures.But keep in mind this is a beginner's book, nothing too fancy. There are other books for that. I also like Jim Toplin's Table Saw Magic too.

I bought this book after having checked it out from my public library. I decided it would be a good reference work to have in my shop. As a new woodworker, I am committed to learning how to do things correctly and safely. This book helps with both of those issues with lots of photos as well as text.

Unless your a professional craftsman, I think this book covers just about everything a weekend fixer-upper needs to know about table saws and how to get the most out of using one. It is easy to read, has good pictures and covers more than I will most likely ever need. A good book to have handy when working on your wood projects.

This book is packed with too much useful information. If I were to describe it I would have to write a book.One great plus that was not expected is extensive pantograph instructions with color pictures.What? You don't have one! Well take heart this book shows how to make one. So now you can get off the stick.

I bought this book for my husband because he checked it out from the library & couldn't stop raving about it. He is so thrilled that I bought it for him. He really loves this book!

This is my first table saw and my first table saw book. This book covers all the basics and much more. Nothing fancy just good solid table saw techniques that you will use a lot.

Great book for beginners and those who want to refresh. Originally borrowed from the library and decided we wanted to have a copy for ourselves.

This book is an awesome first book on scroll saw. It tells you everything you need to buy, use and maintain your scroll saw.

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