Learn the basics of compound cutting, a simple technique that produces astonishingly complex-looking results. Discover how easy it is to learn this exciting method for creating three-dimensional scroll saw projects. Author and artist Diana Thompson offers 44 of her best shop-tested, ready-to-use designs. Step-by-step demonstrations guide beginners to improve their skills, while the original scroll saw 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.