Patterns or templates for stock carving

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1

    Kilted Cowboy

    Kilted Cowboy

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    Does anyone know of a source anyone who sells templates for decorative patterns for stock carving? I suck at drawing and I see may nice examples in books and on the web but cant copy them worth a dang.
     
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    Black Hand

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    Trace the carvings from pictures, smooth the transitions and use to make your pattern for carving. Once transferred to the stock, draw/erase/re-draw to fit the stock so the curves flow and repeat until it looks right...
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2018 #3

    Col. Batguano

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    And just when you think it looks right, walk away from it for a while. Chances are that you may want to change something again when you re-visit it.
     

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