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Compound Christmas Ornaments: Easy-to-Make and Fun-to-Give Projects for the Holidays Paperback – October 1, 2002


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The best ornaments on the holiday tree are always those that are handmade. Now, you can create festive holiday decorations on your scroll saw with the 57 patterns in this book including: - Gingerbread man - Ice Skating Snowman - Holiday Stockings - Chilly Penguin - Holiday Teddy Bears - Santa and Mrs. Claus - 3 Angels - Over 15 Icicle Ornaments - And many others By following the author's simple instructions, you will learn the secret to making compound cuts on your scroll saw. This easy technique will give your ornaments height, width, and depth. Impressive results for any skill level! You'll also find project patterns for: - Simple Nativity Scene - Traditional Tree Topper - Snowmen Candlestick Holders - Holiday Napkin Rings - Mantle and Centerpiece Displays Trim Your Tree with Handmade Holiday Ornaments The best ornaments on the hoiiday tree are always those that are handmade. Now, you can create festive holiday decorations on your scroll saw with the 57 patterns in this book including: - Gingerbread Man -Santa and Mrs. Claus - Ice Skating Snowman -3 Angels - Holiday Stockings -Over 15 Icicle - Chilly Penguin Ornaments - Holiday Teddy Bears - And many others By following the author's simple instructions, you will learn the secret to making compound cuts on your scroll saw. This easy technique will give your ornaments height, width, and depth. Impressive results for any skill level! You'll also find project patterns for: - Simple Nativity Scene - Traditional Tree Topper - Holiday Napkin Rings - Snowmen Candlestick Holders - Mantle and Centerpiece Display

About the Author

Diana Thompson is a professional scroll saw artist specializing in compound cutting design. She is the author of several compound design books for the scroll saw, including Compound Christmas Ornaments for the Scroll Saw, Compound Scroll Saw Creations, Custom Wooden Boxes for the Scroll Saw, and Wooden Chess Sets You Can Make. She is a regular contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine.

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Product Details

  • Series: Christmas
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565231813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565231818
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dean G. Thomas on September 11, 2005
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This is one of those books that helps those who are only semi-creative get some ideas on how to make projects their own. Most of the patterns are not overly complex. Some of them are going to seem pretty challenging for folks who are not too far into their scroll-sawing avocation. The photography is worth the price of the book. Different treatments of the various projects, different textures, different color combos, all help the craft mechanic to become a possibility thinker. The book presumes some familiarity with scrolling. It's not a book for a rank beginner, but most of the patterns can be accomplished by a person who has learned to cut a two dimensional project with inside and outside cuts. For those reasons alone, it's a good one to have on your shelf. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James N. Ballard on February 12, 2010
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I have had a chance to cut a few of the patterns in the book. Compound cutting is fun and the results can be amazing. The book is well worth the price. I wish the book was downloadable as an ebook with the print function enabled so I could print the pattern needed rather than having to scan it in on my flat bed scanner then printing it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Relic VINE VOICE on August 30, 2010
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The patterns are a bit of a challenge, but they are not hard to accomplish at all. The finished product is very delicate. Also, the glitter and plain paint used in the examples are cheesy. If you have a little imagination, the finished product can be very pretty if you paint them in a more artful style; or use exotic woods for natural beauty and don't paint them at all. Whatever you come up with, ditch the glitter, pretty please;-)

the book is worth the price to have so many compound designs that will yield nice results for even a novice scroller, as long as you take care in cutting the ornaments. Did I mention they were delicate!!!!

Nice resource to have. Try it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William D Whitaker on December 6, 2012
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I am a novice scroll saw user and was looking for patterns that were a step up from cutting simple flat items. This book is great for that additional challenge. The 3-D patterns produce some interesting projects that people will wonder how they were done. I just wish there were more patterns in the book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lazybutlikeable on June 23, 2003
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I recommend this book. The designs are interesting. Very thin ornaments when you're finished cutting them. All come with directions/suggestions on how to paint them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DHSawyer on July 29, 2013
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Our teenage son asked me to buy this for him so that he could try to make ornaments for gifts for family members. Many patterns to choose from, some simple, some complex.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole L. Saylor on July 9, 2013
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This book is full of easy to do and interesting items as well. This book Christmas Ornaments has been fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on May 9, 2013
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Christmas in scroll saw want more can a person ask for. This is a wonderful book full of great projects.
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