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Forum topic by jerrells posted 12-31-2010 10:51 PM 2408 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2010 10:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question scroll saw victorian scrollworking

Several months ago I purchased a scrollsaw and have completed a couple of projects (posted here) using it. Now I hooked. I love this type of work more then any other tool I have. However, I am wondering how do you layout and design old Victorian fretwork. I have searched new and used book stores and the internet for information. I think one must have Corel Draw as I have tried other programs and they don’t seem to work that well.

Any information would be a great help.

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

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 06:11 AM

Check out the library at your local community college, especially if they teach architectural design or civil engineering. Historical building societies would be another place to search, they may even know folks who are actively doing restoration work who may be able to advise/mentor you.

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-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:29 AM

When I was doing fretwork years ago, I checked out books from the library on Victorian architecture which had a lot of line drawings from that era. I scanned shapes I liked into my computer and modified them using Corel Draw. There are also scroll saw pattern books with Celtic designs which you can piece different elements together to get interesting designs. Check out Wildwood Designs and Sloan's Woodshop. I use to buy a lot of scroll saw related stuff from them.

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