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Title:
New scroll saw handbook
Author:
Spielman, Patrick E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
351 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"This new edition also includes updated information about all relevant scroll-sawing techniques, plus new facts of historical significance that have surfaced since my first book" -- p. [11]
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780806978772
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Book

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This bestseller's massive technical updates and new sections make an even more valuable contribution, with simplified instructions. "Terrific, everything a book should be."-- Fine Woodworking . "Excellent....Belongs in all public libraries."-- Library Journal . "Everything you would possibly want to know about the history, operation and cutting techniques."-- Woodshop News


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Library Journal Review

Scroll saws are one of the most versatile power tools; using the appropriate blade and cutting technique, one can cut nearly any material with precision. Popular and prolific woodworking authors Spielman here expands and improves his 1986 classic, The Scroll Saw Handbook. He starts by describing the types and parts of saws and shows the many types of cuts they can do. Many currently manufactured and some historic saws are described, as are numerous accessories (with much information about both saw and blade selection). Spielman shows how to perform a remarkable number of sawing operations with materials of all types and thicknesses; many new techniques have been developed since the first edition. For example, the section on cutting plastics is now ten pages long instead of two and a half, and it contains a tremendous amount of specific information. Scroll saws are one of the most popular power tools available; because they are versatile, are relatively safe, and come in numerous reasonably priced models, even beginners can justify their purchase. This excellent title is a definite improvement upon the first edition and belongs in all public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Patrick Spielman
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 12
Scroll-Saw Sizep. 14
Types of Scroll Sawp. 15
Constant-Tension Sawsp. 16
Parallel-Arm Sawsp. 16
C-Arm Sawsp. 16
Double Parallel-Link Sawp. 17
Oscillating-Loop Sawp. 18
Major Parts of the Scroll Sawp. 18
Bladesp. 18
Blade Clampsp. 20
Tablesp. 21
Armsp. 21
Hold-Downp. 22
Blade-Tensioning Devicesp. 22
Dust-Blower Systemp. 22
Switches and Speed Controlsp. 22
Motorsp. 22
Standsp. 23
Scroll-Saw Capabilitiesp. 23
Simple Toys and Cutoutsp. 23
Architectural Woodwork and Home-Restoration Projectsp. 24
Miniatures and Modelsp. 24
Jewelry-Makingp. 25
Signsp. 26
Ornaments, Silhouettes, and Paper-Cuttingp. 26
Overlaysp. 27
Inlays and Marquetryp. 27
Segmentation and Intarsiap. 28
Fine Fretworkp. 30
Bevel-Sawing Shapes in Reliefp. 30
Compound-Sawingp. 30
Incise-Carvingp. 32
Making Simulated Baskets and Vesselsp. 32
Wood Joineryp. 33
Specialty Jobsp. 33
Chapter 1 Historical Overview of Scroll-Sawingp. 34
Early Patterns and Publicationsp. 34
Hand Framesp. 36
Foot-Powered Sawsp. 39
Chapter 2 Current Scroll Sawsp. 54
Axminster Scroll Sawsp. 55
Black & Decker Scroll Sawp. 55
Craftsman Scroll Sawsp. 57
Delta Scroll Sawsp. 60
16-Inch Scroll Sawsp. 60
Model 40-570 16-Inch Sawp. 62
Q-3 18-Inch Variable-Speed Sawp. 65
20-Inch Scroll Sawp. 67
Dewalt 20-Inch Sawp. 69
Diamond Heavy-Duty Fretsawp. 72
Dremel Scroll Sawp. 72
Eclipse Scroll Sawp. 73
Excalibur Scroll Sawsp. 77
Grizzly Scroll Sawsp. 80
Hegner Scroll Sawsp. 81
Hobbies Scroll Sawsp. 85
Makita Scroll Sawp. 85
Ps Wood Machines Scroll Sawsp. 86
Powermatic Scroll Sawp. 88
Pro-Tech 16-Inch Scroll Sawp. 90
Rbi and Record Scroll Sawsp. 90
Rexon Scroll Sawsp. 92
Ridgid Scroll Sawp. 94
Ryobi Scroll Sawsp. 95
Shopsmith Scroll Sawp. 96
The Tool Company Scroll Sawsp. 97
Tradesman Scroll Sawsp. 98
Scroll Saw Comparison Chartp. 100
Chapter 3 Accessoriesp. 110
Foot Switchp. 110
Magnifiers and Lightsp. 111
Floor Standsp. 112
Dust Blowerp. 113
Arm Liftsp. 113
Blade Clampsp. 115
Above-Table Tilt Scalesp. 117
Sanding and Shaping Accessoriesp. 118
Filesp. 120
Rotary Toolsp. 121
Trim Routersp. 122
Sanding Drums and Flutter Wheelsp. 123
Surface Sandersp. 124
Auxiliary Machinesp. 124
Hand Toolsp. 124
Chapter 4 Selecting a Scroll Sawp. 126
Space and Portabilityp. 127
Bench or Floor Scroll Saw?p. 127
Type of Blade You Will Be Usingp. 127
Blade Suspensionp. 127
Blade Clampsp. 128
Blade-Threading Capabilityp. 128
Blade Tensionp. 128
Blade Actionp. 128
Blade Breakage Dangerp. 129
Saw Vibrationp. 129
Speed Adjustments and Control Locationsp. 130
Hold-Downs, Guards, and Dust Blowersp. 130
Tablesp. 130
Throat Capacityp. 130
Motors and Bearingsp. 130
Engineering and Workmanshipp. 130
Service and Warrantyp. 131
Hands-On Testp. 131
Chapter 5 Blades, Speeds, and Feedsp. 132
Blade Specificationsp. 134
Blade Lengthsp. 136
Tooth Sizep. 136
Blade Typesp. 136
General Blade-Selection Guidelinesp. 140
Modifying Scroll-Saw Bladesp. 140
Changing Blade Lengthp. 141
90-Degree Twistp. 141
Reducing and Adding a Point to Blade Endsp. 141
Honing the Blade's Back and Sidesp. 142
Painting Bladesp. 143
Lubricating Bladesp. 144
Blade Speed and Feed Ratep. 144
Speedsp. 144
Feedsp. 144
Sawing Variablesp. 145
Blade Storagep. 146
Lazy-Susan Blade-Storage Systemp. 146
Blade Selection Chartp. 148
Chapter 6 Safety Techniques & Guidelinesp. 150
Safety Rulesp. 151
Health Concernsp. 153
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 154
Dealing with Wood Dustp. 154
Resin Dust and Plastic Fumesp. 154
Reactions to Wood Dustp. 154
Devices for Alleviating Dustp. 154
Fans, Filters, and Vacuum Systemsp. 154
Shop Air-Filtration Devicesp. 154
Vacuum Systemsp. 156
Chapter 7 Patterns and Layoutp. 158
Pattern Types and Sourcesp. 160
Enlarging or Reducing Patternsp. 163
Sizing Patterns with a Proportional Scalep. 163
Project Designsp. 164
Tiesp. 166
Line Continuityp. 168
Circles and Ovalsp. 168
Transferring Pattern Linesp. 169
Using a Transfer Toolp. 172
Pattern Placementp. 174
Copying Scroll Workp. 175
Chapter 8 Scroll-Sawing Basicsp. 176
Preparing the Scroll Sawp. 176
Blade Tensioningp. 176
Squaring the Saw Tablep. 177
Adjusting the Saw Partsp. 178
Sawing Techniquesp. 178
Roughing Outp. 178
Hand Positionsp. 178
Starting Points and Grain Directionp. 179
Following Cutting Linesp. 180
Sawing Irregular Curvesp. 181
Sawing True Circles, Ares, and Ovalsp. 181
Sawing Straight Linesp. 182
Making Sharp Inside Cutsp. 183
Cutting Sharp Outside Cornersp. 183
Making Inside Cutoutsp. 184
On-the-Spot Turns and Corneringp. 186
Sawing Problems and Tipsp. 188
Chapter 9 Stack-Cutting & Cutting Thick Woodp. 190
Sawing Requirementsp. 191
Stack-Cutting Guidelinesp. 193
Chapter 10 Sawing Thin & Small Stockp. 196
Safety Guidelinesp. 198
Workpiece Support and Auxiliary Tablesp. 198
Zero-Clearance Table Insertsp. 199
Reusable Auxiliary Tablep. 199
Blade Speed and Feed Controlp. 199
Sawing Veneerp. 200
Sawing Small Partsp. 201
Chapter 11 Compound Sawingp. 202
Materialsp. 202
Sawing Techniquep. 203
Basic Techniquep. 203
Compound-Sawing Piercing or Inside Cutsp. 204
Stack-Cutting Compound or Three-Dimensional Shapesp. 205
Chapter 12 Bevel-Sawing Basicsp. 206
Scroll-Saw Featuresp. 207
Projectsp. 207
Sawing Techniques and Applicationsp. 209
Sharp Inside Corners and Curvesp. 209
Sawing with Spiral Bladesp. 209
On-the-Spot Turnsp. 209
Inside Openingsp. 210
Making Collapsible Basketsp. 211
Making Bevel Test Cutsp. 212
Making Designs in Reliefp. 214
Concentric Bevel Cutsp. 217
Bowl Variationsp. 219
Chapter 13 Inlay Workp. 222
Vertical Stack-Cut Inlaysp. 222
Bevel-Sawn Inlaysp. 224
Solid-Wood Inlaysp. 224
Inlays for Wood Turningp. 228
Sculptured Inlaysp. 230
Bevel-Sawn Joineryp. 230
Chapter 14 Marquetry Basicsp. 234
Stack-Sawing Techniquep. 236
Bevel-Sawing Techniquep. 238
Scroll Saws Specially Designed for Marquetryp. 240
Marquetry with Sculptured Overlaysp. 242
Chapter 15 Incise-Carvingp. 244
Two-Cut Methodp. 244
Determining Table Tiltp. 246
Drilling Blade-Entry Holesp. 247
Blade-Threadingp. 247
Sawing Techniquep. 248
On-the-Spot Bevel-Corneringp. 249
Chapter 16 Fine Fretworkp. 252
Wood Materials for Fretworkp. 255
Solid Woodsp. 255
Thin-Wood Warpagep. 255
Blade-Entry Holesp. 257
Cutting Orderp. 258
Sawing Accuratelyp. 258
Fretwork Assembliesp. 259
Thick-Wood Fretwork Projectsp. 261
Carved Fretwork Projectsp. 261
Large and Delicate Fretworkp. 264
Chapter 17 Appliques and Overlaysp. 270
Gluingp. 273
Spray Adhesivep. 274
Overlays over Inlaysp. 275
Chapter 18 Joineryp. 276
Joint-Making Tipsp. 277
Tab-and-Slot Jointp. 278
Locked Tab-and-Slot Jointp. 279
Halved Jointp. 280
Lap Jointp. 282
Cope Jointp. 283
Cope Dowel Jointp. 284
Flat Miter Jointp. 285
Through Dovetail Jointp. 286
Hinged Corner Jointp. 289
Pin-and-Cove Jointp. 291
Chapter 19 Sawing Plasticsp. 294
Types of Plasticp. 297
Acrylic Plasticsp. 297
Polycarbonate Sheet Plasticsp. 298
Polystyrenesp. 298
Solid Surface Materialsp. 298
Decorative Plastic Laminatep. 298
Blade Selection and Modificationp. 299
Other Tips and Suggestionsp. 300
Photo Cutoutsp. 303
Chapter 20 Sawing Metal & Other Hard Materialsp. 304
Material Sawabilityp. 306
Metal Sourcesp. 307
Buying Metalsp. 308
Bladesp. 308
Diamond Bladesp. 308
Coolant Systemsp. 308
Tips for Cutting Metals and Other Hard Materialsp. 309
Chapter 21 Sawing Paperp. 312
Drilling Tipsp. 315
Bladesp. 315
Stack-Sawing Fabricp. 315
Sawing Delicate Designsp. 315
Chapter 22 Segmentation & Intarsiap. 316
Cutting the Individual Segments or Componentsp. 318
Shaping and Formingp. 318
Finishing and Assemblyp. 319
Making a Backerp. 319
Stack-Sawn Segmented Inlaysp. 321
Pictorial Segmentationp. 322
Chapter 23 Special Project Techniquesp. 324
Vessels and Simulated Basketsp. 324
Undulating Ringsp. 325
Simulated Basketsp. 326
Toys and Puzzlesp. 326
Signs and Personalized Itemsp. 328
Logscapesp. 331
Pierced Portraitsp. 333
Chapter 24 Finishing Basicsp. 334
Paintingp. 335
Spattered Finishp. 335
Sponge Finishp. 335
Painted Detail Linesp. 335
Decorative Dotsp. 337
Aerosol Special-Effect Finishesp. 337
Stainsp. 338
Color Dyesp. 339
Clear Natural Finishesp. 339
Penetrating Danish Oilsp. 339
Olive, Peanut, and Mineral Oilsp. 340
Patina Finished Brass and Copperp. 340
Patina-Finished Woodp. 340
Applying Gold Leafp. 341
Scroll-Saw Booksp. 344
Metric Equivalency Chartp. 346
Indexp. 347
About the Authorp. 352