Series: Scroll Saw Woodworki
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (February 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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I have really enjoyed doing the projects out of this book. Most if not all of the designs make excellent gifts. One other thing I have found about this person's designs vs. others is that they don't seem to go out of style as a toy. Some other scrolling designs for children's puzzels seem to either be kind of old or the toy becomes forgotten. These designs and puzzels seem to make wonderful gifts (which I have done) that can last for years. I also recommend following the authors use of different woods for different designs. I made the polar bear out of aspen as the book suggested and it really did fit well with a white bear. I have not attempted to finish it for fear of a color change due to a finish. I now also use Tung Oil to finish ALL of my scrolling projects as the author. It really does bring out the color of the wood. Great book, can't say enough about it.
There are some pretty great puzzle patterns in this book. The only problem was that it was difficult to make copies while the pages were in the book. I had to cut the pages out to get them flat on the glass of the copy machine. I cut the left edge of the book on my scroll saw to free up all the pages from the binding. I then put the pattern pages inside sheet protectors to go inside a 3 ring binder.
I originally bought tho book for my daughter and husband, because they are interested in woodworking. Since receiving it, I have become excited about making these beautiful puzzles! I would definitely buy it again if it were lost or destroyed. 😃
Initially I had some reservations about this book not knowing for sure the approach the book will take. However,after having purchased this book I have made puzzles that have amazed my friends and me as well.For all those persons who are interested in Scroll sawing this book is a MUST.Peter Richards from Trinidad and Tobago.
This book was one of the first resources that I purchased when I bought my scroll saw. I was thrilled to discover that I was able to produce beautiful projects right off the bat that looked professional. I love the wide variety of patterns and the way in which various woods have been used to offer definition and character to the animals. This is a must-have title for any scroll saw library.
Very clever designs and the level of difficulty to build ranges from simple to medium complexity. The Panda turned out to be really cute. I stained the Labrador Retriever black; he looks just like my lab. The puzzle pieces were a bit loose fitting after cutting with the scroll saw, so I made small stands for them by routing 3/4" wide 3/16" deep slots in 3/4" by 2" wide stock, just long enough to hold and stabilize the base bases of each puzzle. This also made them easy to move, without falling apart.
I find the puzzles in this book are really beautiful and easy to make. I would buy this book again if I lost this one. If you sell your projects this would be a book to get.
Fun book. I bought it primarily for the puzzle on the cover but love many of the others as well. I did get the latest edition because the book was updated from earlier editions and includes some additional plans.
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