- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sterling; Rev. ed edition (3 April 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806978775
- ISBN-13: 978-0806978772
- Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 20.1 x 1.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 533,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The New Scroll Saw Handbook Paperback – 3 Apr 2003
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"Terrific, everything a book should be."--Fine Woodworking; "To know more about scroll saws...this book is the one."--The Mallet
About the Author
Patrick Spielman is the leading author on woodworking throughout the world with over 65 books published including The New Router Handbook (0806905182) and Scroll Saw Pattern Book (0806947721) which have each sold over one million copies worldwide.
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Or qualifying that slightly, "this is the book you want IF you are a reasonably experienced woodworker with a fairly practical approach."
As commented in another review it is fairly USA-centric, (and a little old-fashioned in places) but scroll saws are pretty similar everywhere and haven't changed that much in many years.
What is great about this book is that it provides a reasonable amount of background and history information, then gives useful guidance on techniques, then reviews a wonderful range of work that can be done with a scroll saw.
But he DOESN'T waste a load of space with detailed descriptions of "projects" that you don't want to make, or with detailed instructions that are only relevant to certain saws.
In book form it's like having a very experienced sawer show you a few saws, demonstrate the basics, give you a tour of their own work, then show you wonderful work by a bunch of highly skilled people with a little guidance on how they have done it, and then leave you to get on with it.
To my mind he's got the balance between range and detail just right.
Unlike many such books it's worth reading cover to cover, (and enjoyable in doing so,) then worth coming back to once in a while as a reminder of just how versatile these well mannered little machines are.
One of the best things of its kind I've ever come across.
Its also better than borrowing it from the library (you have to take it back) thanks.
I find that i keep refuring back to it time and again as i find it really useful and also good for helping you to get more out of the bandsaw
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A useful handbook for general work on a fretsaw I would recommendPublished 15 months ago by John Owen