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  • Can y'all suggest Compound Cutting Book(s)

    Can y'all point me in the directions of something like a "compound cutting for Dummies" book? Pictures I see here are fascinating, but I'm totally baffled at how it is done...

    Thanks!

    Phil J.

  • #2
    Try Diana Thompson books she has several on the fox chapel site. Just do a search for them.
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    • #3
      Yes, by all means, Diana Thompson. She is the best for compound cutting and gives real good instructions.

      I think it's real neat the way, after finishing cutting you find the finished product in the middle of all the wood wast.

      I am working on the San Francisco chess set found in Jim Kape's book Making Wooden Chess Sets. You can find the book on the Fox Chapel site.

      -Bill
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      • #4
        Here is another resource 3-D Scrollsaw Patterns
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        • #5
          Phil by all means do get some of Diana Thompsons books, she's the compound Queen.
          As Mike suggested, Fox Chapel Publishing carries them, you could also go to Amazon.com
          and if you don't mind used books, you can get them at a lower price.
          Good luck and please do post some of your projects when finished, we love project photos around here, not mandatory to post, but sure appreciated.
          Steve Good has a great beginner video here......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1_Tg...feature=relmfu
          I would highly suggest making a jig to hold your compound block, as Steve shows in his video.

          Here's a link to YouTube with various videos on compound cutting. compound cutting on scroll saw - YouTube
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          • #6
            Phil it may look hard after you try it .its not that hard .like the others have said any of Diana Thompsons pattern books will help you

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            • #7
              I bought 3D Scroll Saw Patterns & Techniques by Henry Berns. The book does address technique and finishing and lots of patterns. The latter, however, I do not find very useful. I'm being polite when I say they are not very 'sophisticated'. Had I had the book in my hands prior to buying I would put it back on the shelf. I guess it depends upon what kinds of patterns you are looking to try.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wwalker47 View Post
                Yes, by all means, Diana Thompson. She is the best for compound cutting and gives real good instructions.

                I think it's real neat the way, after finishing cutting you find the finished product in the middle of all the wood wast.

                I am working on the San Francisco chess set found in Jim Kape's book Making Wooden Chess Sets. You can find the book on the Fox Chapel site.

                -Bill
                You don't start off with an easy one do you??? What woods are you using?
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                • #9
                  Diana Thompson has many books and you surely can find one that interest you. Lots of different designs and wonderful explanations.
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