Creating Wooden Boxes on the Scroll Saw: Patterns and Instructions for Jewelry, Music, and Other Keepsake Boxes

Creating Wooden Boxes on the Scroll Saw: Patterns and Instructions for Jewelry, Music, and Other Keepsake Boxes

by Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Editors
     
 

Uniting form and function without complicated joinery or the need for a shop full of tools this crafting guide offers step-by-step instructions and patterns for 26 unique keepsake boxes, made exclusively with the scroll saw. Incorporating popular scrolling techniques like fretwork, segmentation, intarsia, and layering, the projects include a holiday card holder, a… See more details below

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Uniting form and function without complicated joinery or the need for a shop full of tools this crafting guide offers step-by-step instructions and patterns for 26 unique keepsake boxes, made exclusively with the scroll saw. Incorporating popular scrolling techniques like fretwork, segmentation, intarsia, and layering, the projects include a holiday card holder, a desktop organizer, a patriotic flag box, and themed ideas for hikers, patriots, cowboys, and poker players. Favorites from pattern designers such as John Nelson, Gary Browning, and Rick and Karen Longabaugh are included as well as many other celebrated favorites from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts.

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From the Publisher
There comes a time in every serious woodworker's life when we want to try something different.
While the scrollsaw is probably not at the top of a furniture maker's wish list it does offer a chance to master a new technique.

This collection of 29 projects and patterns from delicate fretwork jewellery boxes to pieces that hold everything from poker chips to flags is a delight for novice scrollers and for the more skilled alike. Artists like John A Nelson, Sue Chrestensen, Kenneth Campbell and Gary MacKay have contributed, and along with their beautiful designs there are also expert step-by-step instructions along with all of the crisp photos, detailed patterns and tips and tcchniques needed to guarantee success with box-making.

I was particularly taken with a music box by Rick and Karen Longabaugh, a rose box by Robert Ardizzoni which features segmentation and intarsia techniques, and a secret chamber puzzle box by Karl Taylor. One of the pluses of scrollsawing is the small amount of materials needed: scrollsaw and choice of blades, clamps, sandpaper wood, drill and bits and a finish. Bingo!

Not only that, but each of these projects is presented step-by-step fashion with full-scale drawings showing the fretwork involved. And it can get a trifle complicated too, particularly when creating a filigree design. While a world away from conventional boxmaking techniques, these scrollsawn boxes represent a good few evenings of fun with some most attractive results, and no-one ever said woodworking should be serious all the time. Did they?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565234444
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Cra
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
483,547
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.30(d)

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