Get The Scroll Saws Ready!

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Review by MsDebbieP posted 08-16-2011 11:43 AM 2632 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This review is from the August 2011 issue of the LJ eMag.

Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)
The Big Book of Intarsia Woodworking

I am giving this book on Intarsia a “4” rating not because it isn’t a great book but because most of the patterns I have seen before in scroll saw magazines. (My sunflower fairy door is one example)

Filled with over 30 projects, if you aren’t a regular purchaser of magazines then this book would be a great resource if you are interested in doing intarsia work.

Each project comes with the patterns and “how to” steps plus, a couple of the projects have an in-depth description, providing detailed intarsia and segmentation tips and strategies.

What I really liked about the book is that the projects include ideas for frames as well as the typical designs. The book also has a two-page display of different woods to help select appropriate colours for the projects you are working on. This is a great resource and, with it being in the book, it makes it an easy reference tool.

My Ratings of The Book
Layout and Appearance: Good balance of photos, how-to instructions, projects. Thumbs Up!
Instructions: Clear information and instructions Thumbs Up!
Projects Selection: A wide range of “easy to complex”. Great.
Inspiration: Tutorials by Judy Gale Roberts – awesome. Thumbs Up!
Overall: Thumbs Up!


One random draw winner will receive a copy of the book.
To enter your name in the draw, click here and answer the two easy questions.
Deadline: September 10, 2011

Another big thank-you to Fox Chapel Publishing for their continued donation of books for free draws here at

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 08:30 AM

Another good looking book…

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 03:23 PM

I’d like to have it myself.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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