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Blog series by lovestoys updated 03-18-2010 04:23 AM 9 parts 50280 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Coasters

02-23-2010 06:07 AM by lovestoys | 3 comments »

Just a pattern I’ve been playing with. Pretty basic approach to a rosette. The outer dimension is 3 1/2” square. The pattern starts with approximately a 10mm border. Enjoy.

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Part 2: Burst

02-23-2010 04:59 PM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

Another basic coaster pattern. I use the straight lines to practice my “pull” cuts. The star bursts are done with a stab knife.

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Part 3: Grid pattern #1

02-25-2010 02:16 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

Found a cool trick to help with the dry air of winter carving. I’ve been placing a piece of dampened paper towel around the wood blank an hour or two before I carve. When I first did it, I just put it on one side, which lead to some weird warping, but when the blank re-dried it was flat again (whew). This pattern relies almost entirely on the basic triangle cuts, so it’s good for practice. I used a simple flower motif in the center, it can be left blank or used for some...

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Part 4: Wheat 1

02-26-2010 05:54 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

Perhaps a good design for coasters that will hold those beer bottles! Keeping the knife in a near vertical position where the stems cross over will help to keep tear out to a minimum.

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Part 5: Fans 1

02-28-2010 07:36 PM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

I based this on the form used in a cross pattern from myChipCarving.com

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Part 6: Burst 2

03-04-2010 04:36 AM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

I added a simple border around this design, the sides are cut from the inside first, then the outside.

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Part 7: Flake 1

03-06-2010 03:33 AM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

Another basic pattern, builds on the simple triangle—but it’s set up to cut across grains at different angles.

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Part 8: Test Pattern

03-09-2010 04:14 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

I don’t know, it just looked like an old style TV test pattern.

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Part 9: Leaf 1

03-18-2010 04:23 AM by lovestoys | 5 comments »

Time to start with some curves – I’ve created a pattern that’s based on an article that Wayne Barton published about designing your own leaf patterns. I did a simple leaf, and just reflected it around the boundary. I put in a tulip pattern in the center, but feel free to fill the center with a design of your own.

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