Animal Portraits in Wood: Crafting 16 Artistic Mosaics with Your Scroll Saw by Neal Moore
2006 | PDF | ISBN: 1565232933 | 129 pages | 21 Mb
The time-honored art of mosaic is updated in this book for the modern scroll saw craftsperson. The book provides patterns to create realistic wildlife mosaics that showcase the natural beauty and grain of wood. Included are 16 wildlife patterns in varying degrees of difficulty that capture big cats, mountain and plains animals, and birds of prey. The first three projects are in step-by-step format to develop basic skills while the remaining projects have a level of instruction that includes challenging techniques. Instructions for each pattern include enlargement dimensions, size and thickness of wood to use, gluing and sawing details and staining/finishing advice. The book also contains a section on tools, materials, blades, and working with patterns, along with detailed instructions for crafting a wood frame to fit the finished project.