Scroll Sawing in Metal
Patterns and Techniques
by Frank Pozsgai & Mark Downing

215 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 0-7643-1564-1

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Extract from back cover of book:

Frank Pozsgai is internationally known as an artist of the scroll saw. His previous books have focused almost entirely on what the scroll saw can do with wood, its most common medium. Now he takes the art up a notch to introduce scroll sawing in metal. Joining him is Mark Downing who has been working in metals for many years. Together they explore this great medium for the scroll saw.

The process is simple, and with a few extra steps, cutting metal is as enjoyable as cutting wood. And the results are wonderful. Because metal is pliable, it is possible to give it shape by bending it, The results include chandeliers and other decorative, but useful decorative accessories for the home. With heat or chemicals it is possible to give metal very interesting patinas that add color and character.

All is explained in clear, step-by- step, instructions, illustrated in color photos. In addition the author supplies many patterns to get you started and a gallery to inspire you.

For many this will be a new experience with the scroll saw. Enjoy.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Instructions & Tips
- Characteristics of Metals
- Metals Conversion Table
- Sourcing Your Materials
- Special Blade and Cutting Hints
- The Right Blade for the Right Job
- Scroll Saw Blade Selection Chart
- Scroll Saw Cutting Preparation
- Sizing, Copying & Transferring the Pattern
- Selection of Materials
- General Characteristics & Manufacturing Process of Scroll Saw Blades
- Pozsgai's Designs General Guide to Cutting Speeds (SPM)

The Project
- Basic Finishing Tips
- Another Method of Assembly

The Gallery