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This tutorial Courtesy of "Old Joe" Brott

Download, copy and print for pattern to be placed on wood. 2 1/2" width makes a good pin. for smaller pin or pendant merely reduce pattern size with photo copier or computer.

Start by beveling the back to about 1/2 thickness of wood

Make deep stop cuts on pattern lines with a knife. Remove a chip along each stop cut to outline all parts of the rose

Use #5 10 or 12 mm gouge plus a #7 10 or 12mm gouge to shape inside of petals. Use knife to deepen stop cuts as needed and to round over outside petal edges.

Completed Rose Pin Carving, defuzzed, leaf veins added and ready for clear spray finish, or tint as desired.

SMALLER version of the rose minus stem for ear rings. 1 1/8" is good size. Note: Textured appearance is from use of a #9, 4mm gouge to carve the petals. defuzzing will level these out considerably during final finishing.

Thanks Joe

The information on the pages of this website is geared toward the beginning carver.  I have tried to speak in plain English and in a manner as to be easily understood.  As carving carries the inherent danger of using razor sharp tools, power machinery and solvents, the carver (that, being you) must accept full  liability for any injuries incurred and is strongly encouraged to be safe in all carving related activities. It is further strongly recommended that the carver seek out many different resources and become educated on the proper use of their tools and  the safety involved in using them. The owner of this site (that, being me, Maura Macaluso) bears no liability for your injuries, or for any misprints, missing or incorrect information.  It is rumored that a carving doesn't have a soul until there is blood spilled on it.  Please don't let the fear of injury deter you in the creative carving process.  No guts, no glory,- no pain, no gain,-be safe, not sorry.

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2005 Carvin' in NYC


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