3D Patterns for the Scroll Saw
Revised Edition

by Diana Thompson

Softcover
210 x 300mm
48pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA

R.R.P.$21.90

ISBN 1-56523-848-0

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Attitude Cat


Bookworm


Boo's Egret


Butterfly


Cactus


Christmas Candle


Christmas Tree


Easter Basket


Easter Bunny


Fruit - Apple


Fruit - Cherries


Fruit - Pear


Ghost


Golf Bag

 

As reviewed in The Australian Woodworker Issue 123

In her book 3D Patterns for the Scroll Saw, Diana Thompson uses the same basic technique as Henry Berns of cutting a front and side elevation to produce a 3D object. However, most of her designs are more complex, both in their shape and in the cutting required.

The result is often unexpected - when the waste is removed, 'like a box of Cracker Jacks, there's a surprise inside'. The use of multiple cutting lines creates effects that are not necessarily obvious when viewing the front and side elevations. To create your own designs of a similar nature would require careful thought and some trial and error.

While many of the projects are painted, there is little or no carving required after the blank is sawn. In most cases the angular edges formed by the scroll saw have been incorporated into the final design. A number of items have a partial fretwork appearance, enhanced by 3D elements.

To achieve the 3D effect some of the projects require two or more components that are sawn separately and then glued together.

The 45 projects include a Christmas candle, easter basket, Christmas tree, apple, sherries, pear, ghost over tombstone, wedding heart, golf bag, lamppost, tulip and a mailbox. Most are decorative items that can be used as collectible nic-nacs, small gifts or seasonal items for display. Each project consists of drawings for the front and side elevations and a colour photograph.

3D Patterns for the Scroll Saw provides inspiration for creative 3D designs using the scrollsaw (or bandsaw with a thin blade).

Photos: Colour

Contents

Introduction

Getting Started

Techniques

Patterns
Attitude Cat
Bookworm
Boo's Egret
Butterfly
Cactus
Christmas Candle
Christmas Tree
Easter Basket
Easter Bunny
Fruit - Apple
Fruit - Cherries
Fruit - Pear
Ghost
Golf Bag
Hearts
Key to My Heart
Lace Butterfly
Ladder
Lamppost
Manger
Mr. Whiskers
Old Rugged Cross
Old Shoe
Orca
Pelican
Penguin
Pot of Gold
Pumpkin
Rob's Gooney
Sailboat
Snail
Snowman
Songbird
Texas
Thankful Hands
Trick or Treat
Tulip
Turkey
Valentines

Projects
Swan & Seahorse Parade
Liberty Bell
Barnyard


Hearts


Key to My Heart


Lace Butterfly


Ladder


Lamppost


Manger


Mr. Whiskers


Old Rugged Cross


Old Shoe


Orca

 


Pelican


Penguin


Pot of Gold


Pumpkin


Rob's Gooney


Sailboat


Snail


Snowman


Songbird


Texas

 


Thankful Hands


Trick or Treat


Tulip


Turkey


Valentines


Valentines


Swan Parade


Seahorse Parade


Liberty Bell


Barnyard


Mr.& Mrs. Santa Music Box