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    I'd like to do panels with flowers, leaves, birds, etc., in a Victorian style.

    Can anyone recommend a book or source with a lot to choose from, that they particularly like?


  • #2
    what is the scrolling style..intarsia, fret, marquetry ?
    Jeff Powell


    • #3
      Victorian work is fretwork -- now to answer Pete..... Try looking in the Fox Chappels list of books -they have tons of books on victorian work.. and I think they are having a sale on too..


      • #4
        Pedro's made some fine patterns available. I don't think they're Victorian, but many of them are in a Victorian style and they're free.

        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


        • #5
          A couple of more sources for Victorian patterns are Peculiar Fretworks and Rick Hutchison's website.
          Scrollsaw Patterns Online
          Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671


          • #6
            Here`s another site for victorian patterns..
            Dewalt 788


            • #7
              Right after posting I did a search and bang, hit on the Fox Chapel books. My use is for a single project, so I'm sort of dragging my feet over shelling out for a book.

              I've got some old lithographs I want to make puzzles from that are portraits of a rather bodacious young Victorian lady. The background is very plain so I thought I'd jazz it up with a fretwork-style design. It won't be contoured, so I guess it's "quasi-fretwork". The nature of the picture is such that the design should be floral (rather than pineapples and quail, for example), and robust enough that it can can be cut into puzzle pieces.

              So thanks for the leads, everyone! Lots of great material to look over. Good to know in any event, because some day I'd like to try some antique-style fretwork. One of those outrageous bird houses (palaces??) on Rick H's site, for example.



              • #8

                A day late and two bits short on posting this but here it is anyway---


                Victorian fretwork patterns: "Authentic Victorian Scroll Saw Patterns"


                PS: BobD, maybe this link should be posted in the 'Other Great Sites'


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