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SawTooth1953

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 11:39 PM

I learned a lot from books in my local library system… free is a good price!!
Spielman and Boelman, and Nelson each have books on basics of scrolling, including a ‘primer’ on everything about the machines, their setup and use and basics on a wide variety of techniques and project types, eg. fret cutting, bevel cutting, intarsia, segmentation, cutting inside corners, outside corners, circles, etc. Besides those all inclusive books, there are project-specific books eg. compound cut projects, boxes, bowls & vases, southwestern patterns, sports, holidays, sign-making, puzzles, etc. (The New Scrollsaw Handbook, mentioned above, is a great all-inclusive reference book.)

Many online references are out there and I saw most mentioned above, but I’d add that there are 2 magazines for scrollers and http://www.scrollsawer.com/ is a scroller’s forum from the magazine published by Fox-Chapel. Also, Steve Good’s amazingly useful site(mentioned above) for technique videos, patterns, pattern-making techniques, and an online forum is at: http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/

-- Spence in Skokie, IL


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