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 Woodcarvings by Maura

This tutorial Courtesy of "Old Joe" Brott




Download this picture, resize to the size desired and print. Cut out pattern and paste or trace to wood. (2.5" diameter works well for a pin)

After pattern is cut out, bevel rear edges so less wood needs to be removed when carving petals

Use Chip cuts to remove wood before final shaping petal edges


Final shape end of petals, Outline side shape of petals with v cuts from center. Shape center of pin

Use #3 or #5 10mm gouge to shape petals and tops of outer part of large petals

apply v cuts in petals to represent veins

Finished Pin, smooth with scuffing pad or fine sandpaper for stain or paint. (Spray with clear shiny or Paint center black, petals yellow/orange)

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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Maura Macaluso
Staten Island, NY

made in the USA

2005 Carvin' in NYC


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All rights to this material are reserved. No part may be reproduced, photocopied or reprinted in any form, electronic or otherwise, without the express written consent for authorization.
Original patterns contained herein, may be purchased by individuals and used to complete their own personal carvings for sale or show, as long as such sales or shows are not through licensed commercial businesses.
To that end, the author encourages the use of purchased material for personal and educational use. Mass production and other commercial use of the material herein, is strictly prohibited by law.