Sunday, February 23, 2020

For our love of wood: Scroll Saw, Wood Burning, and Workshop Setup

wood burning book
Wood is one of our favourite material to work with! From making designs with the scroll saw, wood burning to making furniture and other home decor it seems like we are continuously buying wood. 
wood burning book
We had a fun time giving wood burning a try when we visited Science North in Sudbury, Ontario and recently have been practicing using the wood burner. We have been getting inspiration for this craft from a few books and videos. The Basic Wood Burning book by Sue Waters is good for beginners who are interested in trying their hand at the art of wood burning. The author guides beginners through six beautiful wood burning projects that includes lettering techniques, created floral displays, mountain and lake-side scenes. There are explanations about the tools, techniques and patterns necessary to create these works of art. The photographs and straight-forward descriptions are helpful. 
home workshop setup book
The Home Woodworker Series: Home Workshop Setup – The Complete Guide Paperback by Jim Harrold is a book that teaches how to setup a workshop in a cleaned out garage or a freed up space in the basement. 
workshop for wood garage
The book shows how to make an efficient, safe, clean, and comfortable workspace perfect for working with wood. The book starts off with a workshop planner, tool templates, and gridded worksheet to lay out a customized floor plan based on the dedicated space, and then to decide on other needs such as flooring options, lighting and heating, dust collection, outfitting with compressed air, and fire safety. The guide walks through a garage shop makeover, providing detailed plans for space-saving components like carts, cabinets, and racks. 
scroll saw pictures book
Since we enjoy using our scroll saw we checked out the Scroll Saw Pictures: An Illustrated Guide to Creating Scroll Saw Art by Frank Pozsgai which has 16 patterns. 
scroll saw designs
This easy-to-understand step-by-step guide for creating cutout pictures, flat or in relief to create works of art we can decorate our home with or to give as gifts. This book is useful for scrollers in all levels including advanced scrollers as the book includes details about taping, cutting, and swapping the cutouts to make colours stand out. 
scroll saw pictures book
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24 comments:

  1. Wow these are so detailed. I always had a dream of making my own Christmas ornaments out of wood.

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  2. The Home Workshop Setup book looks like a handy book to have. My husband has a workshop in out basement but it's very disorganized.

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  3. This is so neat! Always wanted to make my own wood items. I used to love taking Shop in highschool.

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  4. I’ve always wanted to have woodworking skills and a space to develop the craft.

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  5. I wiykd love to try woodburning

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  6. My grandaughter love woodwork. She would love this book.

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  7. Love the intricate details in this artwork, this book sounds amazing!

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  8. These are beautiful and it is something I think my hubby would like to do now that he has retired!

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  9. This book looks really interesting, I can imagine there are loads of great projects and gifts.

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  10. That's so lovely. A friend gave me some woodburning tools last year. I definitely should give them a try!

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  11. Woodburning looks like an interesting craft

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  12. I think I would like to try this craft!

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  13. I enjoy wood working and took a course many years ago.

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  14. I'm going to be tidying my husbands work area and hope it stays decent this time. He needs motivation and shelving to keep it organized. I'd love him to make these.

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  15. I love his intricate and detailed these are.

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  16. I’ve always enjoyed the look of wood burn. I wonder how difficult it wood be to add wood burn details to these ornaments

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  17. I wonder how hard it would be to wood burn the smallest of details on to these ornaments without ruining the piece.

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  18. The Home Workshop Setup book would be an awesome book to have

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  19. This is such a well detailed book that I’d be confident in trying to learn how to do this.

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  20. I would love to able to make furniture! I think having something beautiful you are proud of displayed in your home is just awesome.

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