Gazette Archive 2/18/01
A Book Review by Aaron A. Gesicki
Title: Scroll Saw Art
Chapter 2 - Basic Techniques - is 11 pages of treasure, where the secret to how this art-form is really accomplished is discussed. Very informative.
Chapters 3, 4, and 5 - Projects, for Beginners, Intermediates, and Experts, respectively. Each project has a picture of the completed project and a complete, reproducible, cutting and coloring diagram. Virtually every project was of interest to me, with the designs being well balanced and attractive.
Chapter 6 - Gallery & Inspirational Pieces. These are all pictures from completed, finished projects. Some beautiful pieces are displayed here. In total, there are 32 projects, most of them being animals. There are more than a few I would like to make.
Intarsia is art. So is this. Instead of searching for colored wood, you find that color in a can, just like those who put color on canvas. This book should be an inspiration to all of us with a scroll saw. It makes the possibility of creating an artistic piece just a board foot and a few hours away.
Aaron A. Gesicki
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