ScrollSaw Information and Resources #1: Scrollsaw Pattern Information Books

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 01-19-2011 08:20 PM 2147 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I started scrollsawing a few months ago, one of the first things I looked for was available patterns. An Internet search did a fair job of returning FREE and for a price patterns. However my frustration was all of the SPAM I found. Here I am specifically talking about the sites that report free scrollsaw patterns and then tell you that you have 450 infected files on your computer and will fix them – for a fee. Seems when I searched for Fretwork is the worst tag word.

Next I started sreaching book stores and specifically Half Price Books. Fopund some really good books there and specifically ones by Patrick Spielman. He seems to be the knog of scrollsaw patterns – in book form. However I knew that he had more books that I was finding in the local stores. Next I found Half Priced Books on-line wen site. This searches all Half Priced Books stores plus many other discount resellers. Well now I have a steady streem of books coming my way.

If your scrollwork is just a little more than a hobby then this library of information is a must. However, as I said before fine people on-line like SHelia Landry and/or Steve Good have really helped me personally in many ways.
I look forward to many more days of scrolling and making victorian scroll work.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 09:39 PM

Another great place for buying nice patterns is Ricks - He is very efficient and has some lovely old ‘looking’ pattens.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 11:21 PM

Here is a website I have used for quite some time. All the patterns are free. Site is safe to use.

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 11:50 PM

My apologies. Guess I shoud have read closer, as it looks like you are aware of Steve Goods site

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 12:09 AM

Sheila and Steve are enough to keep you busy for ages. If they aren’t enough, there’s an example of what can be done in scrolling by a real master on Steve’s site. Check the video on the cathedral model.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 06:35 PM

For you and anyone looking for scrollsaw patterns, I suggest sticking with the well known pattern suppliers. With the exception of Steve Goode, certain forums that offer them, and the occasional pattern that the designers themselves put out their on their site, you usually get what you pay for as far as scroll saw patterns. Following is a list of some of the suppliers I get patterns from. Included is two magazines that I buy locally whenever I can find them.

As for books, if that’s what you want, I stopped buying scroll saw related books except from any of the above suppliers, or Amazon.
I’m sorry if I sound like an @$$ about it, but after wasting a lot of time and a lot of cash, I learned the hard way to stick with the people that’ll treat you right when it comes to patterns. Thousands of promises are made out there, but these people stand behind that promise.


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