The scrollsaw is a versatile machine, which lends itself to a host of practical and decorative projects. It is not difficult to use, and good results can be obtained in a short time, even if you have little or no prior experience of woodworking. In Scrollsaws: A Woodworker's Guide, scrollsaw experts Julie and Fred Byrne tell you all you need to know to get started on this absorbing hobby, from choosing the right equipment and materials to coloring and finishing your completed work. You will learn how to set up your scrollsaw to get the best possible results from it, and how to work safely and efficiently.
Plans and instructions are included for a series of attractive projects, themed to suit different rooms—including the garden. Once you have seen for yourself what the scrollsaw is capable of, you may well be hooked! Projects include:
- Kitchen: key holder, trivets, letter rack, doorstop, blackboard
- Bathroom: fish mobile, peg rail, towel rail, door plate
- Child's room: bookends, coat hooks, name plate, wall hanging
- Garden: birdhouse, boot rack, house name, seed organizer
Julie and Fred Byrne live in a small village in Cambridgeshire, England. They have been actively interested in woodwork for over 20 years, and after seeing a scrollsaw demonstrated at a woodworking show they soon decided to buy one. It was not long before they were designing their own patterns and making anything from mobiles to Christmas decorations.