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?
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Woodworking/Crafts & Hobbies $19.95 Think Outside of the Box on Your Next Box Project. Boxes are more than just storage. They are keepers of memories, beautiful decorative accents, and often the ideal gift. Boxes can be created using many techniques, including delicate fretwork, detailed segmentation and intarsia, or unique layering. The sheer variety of styles and techniques is why we collected 29 of the most popular box projects from Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and packed them into this one big collection. Whether you're a beginner or have been scrolling for years, you'll be inspired by the unique designs from renowned scrollers John A. Nelson, Diana Thompson, Sue Chrestensen, Kenneth Campbell, Gary MacKay, and others. Plus, you will find expert step-by-step instructions along with all of the crisp photos, detailed patterns, and tips and techniques you will need to guarantee box-making success. Some of the inspiring projects inside Creating Wooden Boxes on the Scroll Saw include: " Layered and fretwork jewelry and keepsake boxes " Fun boxes with sliding panels and secret chambers " Vintage-looking music boxes " Creative boxes to hold everything from poker chips to flags Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts is the leading how-to magazine for scroll saw artists and woodcrafters, and includes step-by-step projects, tips, techniques, and designs from today's top pattern designers.