Animal Portraits in Wood: Crafting Artistic Mosaics with Your Scroll Saw

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Crafting 16 Artistic Mosaics with Your Scroll Saw
The time-honored art of mosaic is updated in this book for scroll saw enthusiasts of any skill level. With 3 complete step-by-step projects, author and scroll saw artisan Neal Moore, introduces readers to "segmented portraiture:" the craft of cutting and staining wood pieces and re-assembling them like a jigsaw puzzle. Color photos, precise patterns and clear ...

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Overview

Crafting 16 Artistic Mosaics with Your Scroll Saw
The time-honored art of mosaic is updated in this book for scroll saw enthusiasts of any skill level. With 3 complete step-by-step projects, author and scroll saw artisan Neal Moore, introduces readers to "segmented portraiture:" the craft of cutting and staining wood pieces and re-assembling them like a jigsaw puzzle. Color photos, precise patterns and clear instructions make creating realistic wildlife portraits fun and easy.
Inside you will find:
-16 precisely designed and color-coded patterns each with a project overview, number of pieces and cutting sequence
-Tips for creating patterns from your own photos
-How to make a customized frame for your project

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232938
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,014,579
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal Moore, a retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer, is one of those who are considered the absolute-best at what they do for the Navy, having risen through the ranks of the enlisted to eventually receive a Presidential appointment. Retired since 1983, Neal Moore has shifted his interest in exacting technical operations to a different venue, the scroll saw. After purchasing his first scroll saw in 2003, Neal soon developed his own patterns, and perfected a wood-crafting technique called "segmented portraiture". His work has been featured on the cover of Scroll Saw Workshop magazine and he is a moderator for Scroll Saw Workshop's message board Neal Moore lives in Cottageville, West Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Brief History of Segmented Portraiture...vi

Part 1: Basic Equipment..................................................1
Scroll saw and blade selection.........................................1
Choosing Wood.............................................................3
Other tools and materials................................................4

Part 2: An Overview of the Process................................7
Understanding relief.......................................................7
Working with patterns...................................................8
Developing custom patterns...........................................9
Cutting the projects......................................................11
Staining........................................................................12
Gluing..........................................................................14
Construction custom frames..........................................16

Part 3: Step-by-Step Demonstrations.............................19
The Bison Skull.............................................................21
The Eagle.....................................................................33
The Wild Mustang........................................................45

Part 4: Projects.............................................................67
The Great Horned Owl..................................................69
The White-Tailed Buck..................................................73
The Giraffe....................................................................77
The Wolf.......................................................................81
The Barn Owl................................................................85
The Jaguar....................................................................89
The Bobcat....................................................................93
The Tiger.......................................................................97
The Bears......................................................................101
The Antelope (Impala)...................................................105
The Lion........................................................................109
The Lioness....................................................................113
The Cheetah..................................................................117

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