From Library Journal
Scroll saw books are often just a monotonous rehash of the same old patterns, but every once in a while a truly original title comes along. This one is sure to perk up even the most jaded woodworker. Browning has developed a method of scroll-sawing images from photographs using thin plywood. The results are remarkable his likenesses of famous people or family members (shown with their photos) are uncanny. While those with access to a scanner and photo software will have greatest success, Browning also shows how to trace or draw patterns. In addition, he provides 55 patterns for animals and people (including Christian and historic images). Sure to be of interest to most woodworkers and the public libraries that serve them.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
How to turn a photograph of a loved one, pet, or movie star into a strikingly accurate portrait in wood is detailed in this woodcutting workbook. Guiding readers through converting an image via computer into a woodcutting pattern, this book provides strategies for creating a wood portrait that maintains the essential attributes of the original subject. Tips are provided for investing in computer software, finishing and framing a portrait, and cutting a piece without weakening the wood. This second edition charts current advances in software and provides fascinating patterns of many famous faces for readers who do not wish to design their own.