Grab your scroll saw and some pieces of wood and discover the fun craft of making scroll saw puzzles. No previous experience needed! Scroll Saw Art Puzzles contains step-by-step instructions that show you the skills and techniques you need to make beautiful scroll saw puzzles. You'll learn how to start and stop cuts, when and why to change the blade size in your scroll saw, and how to create the perfect finish. Detailed images help you to understand the basics of using your scroll saw. There is minimal equipment and material required for these projects. All you need is a scroll saw and whatever wood you have available--you can even use scraps and small pieces! This book has instructions for more than 30 lovely puzzles to create with step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions. You'll need just a couple of hours to fully perfect your skills. Once you have mastered the techniques, you can easily make your way through the diverse collection of designs provided, including: *Noah's Ark *Family of Foxes *Pair of Giraffes *Whales *Flowers *And dozens more! With easy-to-follow instructions and colorful pictures to help guide you, making your own puzzles is simple. Each puzzle has several interlocking pieces, and when all pieces have been cut, you can paint them to fully customize your wooden art to your tastes. Get creative and experiment with different color palettes and other decorative touches, such as wood burning and varnishing. When finished, the attractive puzzles can stand upright to decorate shelves and desks around your home. The artistic puzzles also make charming homemade gifts. Combining woodwork and art, puzzle-making might become your new favorite hobby!