Terry Foltz turns one of the favorite tools of woodworkers, the scrollsaw, into a means of artistic expression. And now he shares his techniques with readers everywhere. Everything from making the pattern to the selection of wood and finely detailed scrollsaw cuts is explained in depth and illustrated with clear color photographs. The main project in this book is a fishing scene with an angler landing "the big one," in a mountain stream surrounded by tall pine trees. What makes the scene extraordinary is not only the complex design, but the fine detail Terry obtains in the linework and silhouette. To take the mystery out of it, he leads readers through the process step-by-step, so that with a little practice they can produce wonderful works of scrollsaw art. Additional patterns and a gallery of Terry's other work are provided , which gives a wealth of ideas while exploring the possibilities for scrollsaw creations.
Terry Foltz, who lives in the Pacific Northwest, took up scrollsawing when he retired from business. When he is not golfing, he is engaged in new scrollsaw works which he exhibits in several galleries.