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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #10: Printing Your Patterns

50 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Printing Your Patterns Printing your patterns so they can be applied to the wood is an important process. I’ll show you how this is done in today’s lesson. You can print 3 patterns using your free trial. After that you will need the full version. I’d encourage you to get both the Pattern Wizard and Rapid Resizer together as the savings are substantial.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.co...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #9: Free Form

54 days ago by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Free Form Free form patterns are very popular and create beautiful carvings. But drawing the pattern can be challenging and intimidating as many don’t feel they have the artistic ability needed to draw the pattern. I’ll show you how to overcome this obstacle by using a great feature of the Pattern Wizard. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along ...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #8: Adding Text

55 days ago by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Note: if you are enjoying these lessons, please share this LJ link – http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/39869 with your LJ buddies, email and social media friends. Thank you. Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Adding Text Carving letters and numbers on your project is a fantastic way to personalize your work. But adding the text to your pattern is not always as straightforward as the carving. Learn how to use the Pattern Wizard to add text to your patterns in th...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #7: Grids

56 days ago by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Grids Carving a grid is a great way to showcase your talents. Drawing them the old-fashioned way like I did for a long time, using a t-square, ruler, and compass, is time consuming and tedious. I’ll show you how fast it is to create a grid using the Pattern Wizard in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll do...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #6: Rosettes, part 3

57 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 3 Adding shading to complicated rosettes can be a huge help when it comes to knowing which part of the pattern you want to carve away or cut out. Learn how to do this in today’s lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #5: Rosettes, part 2

58 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 2Learn how to create more complicated and intricate rosettes in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #4: Borders

58 days ago by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – BordersIn this lesson I show you how to use the Pattern Wizard to create a rectangular border. The same principles apply if you wish to create a pattern for a round object like a basswood plate.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page a bit to find the download.

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Season of shop upgrades #5: Jointer or Planer Sled - A Test

58 days ago by PJ72 | 1 comment »

Why build a planer sled simple, I don’t have a jointer. While I have had some success edge jointing with the table saw and router, a jointer has been on my wish list for some time to give me face jointing capability. For example, I wish I could have one, I wish I could afford one, and I wish I had room for one. Garage/Shop Conundrum Given my limited space and need for tool mobility and tool storage in order to park the cars in the garage, I have considered various options on ...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #2: The Basics

61 days ago by MyChipCarving | 7 comments »

Welcome to Lesson 1: Pattern Wizard – The Basics In this lesson you will learn how to use many of the features found in the Pattern Wizard software. Install the free trial version of the Pattern Wizard by CLICKING HERE. Install this software today so you are ready to follow along in each lesson.

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Woodworking for Everyone - My book is launching May 2014 in South Africa #2: Updates on the book launch and kind requests for feedback, suggestions and input for marketing

77 days ago by Peter Alkema | 2 comments »

Hi fellow woodworkers, I mentioned earlier in the blog that I was working on a book which is now complete and due for launch in May 2014 in South Africa. I don’t know what the availability will be outside of South Africa and would love to chat to anyone with connections and ideas for other markets if that might be a possibility. So here are some images from the book which will give you a flavour of it. It is being published in English and another official language in South Africa ...

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