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Saturday, June 30, 2007
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.
Posted by Steve Good at 5:53 PM
As the patterns you create for the scroll saw become more complicated the errors get more difficult to see on paper. I build a prototype of the project out of scrap or inexpensive material first to catch these errors.
In todays video I will build a prototype of a pattern I just designed in Corel Draw. The pattern is a model of an old car. The pattern has several pieces that need to be assembled together to complete the car. In this video we will make sure all the parts fit as expected and there are no bad surprises.
If you would like to build this project the link to the free downloadable pattern is included at the bottom of this article. Watch the video for tips on cutting the pattern.
I will complete the prototype tomorrow and post a picture so you can see what the car looks like in its finished state.
The project would look more impressive built with several different species of wood. You might also consider looking online for pre-manufactured spoke wheels. It would require 2 inch diameter wheels. The wheels in the pattern are very basic but with a little sanding and shaping they will look ok.
Enjoy the video and look for a picture of the finished prototype tomorrow.
Posted by Steve Good at 5:47 AM
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This DVD contains all the patterns from the Scrollsaw Workshop blog from May 12, 2007 to December 2, 2012. There are 1113 pattern books many with multiple patterns. These are the patterns that are available in the free online catalog. This DVD is for those who wish to have all the patterns and don't wish to try and download hundreds of patterns. Use the DVD for club meetings, sharing with friends and customers, Archiving etc.
No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced. Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.
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Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00
You will be directed to the download page after your purchase for instant download.This pattern book contains the following size patterns
5x5 25 piece
4x6 24 piece
5x7 35 piece
8x10 80 piece
4x6 96 piece
5x7 140 piece
8x10 320 piece
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Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.
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