Compound cutting is a simple technique that produces astonishingly complex-looking results. Discover how easy it is to learn this exciting method for creating three-dimensional projects on the scroll saw. Author and artist Diana Thompson offers 44 of her best shop-tested, ready-to-use designs in 3-D Patterns for the Scroll Saw. Both beginning and experienced scroll saw artists will appreciate this fresh look at an innovative technique. Step-by-step demonstrations guide those who are new to three-dimensional scrolling to improve their skills, while original patterns, ranging from simple, whimsical displays to elaborate holiday-themed designs, will delight and challenge advanced scrollers. Helpful hints cover all the basics, from choosing wood to cutting, painting, and finishing these delicate pieces.