Sailboat Basic Carving Techniques Tutorial
By L. S. Irish
Retracing the Pattern onto the Levels
RETRACING THE PATTERN
Now that the levels carving is complete it is time to re-trace the pattern to the wood project. Take one of the copies of the pattern that your printed for this design and cut it into sections along the Level outlines. You can cut the pattern into as many sections as is comfortable for you to work with in any given area of your carving. Now cut complimentary sections from pieces of scrap Carbon Paper.
Place the Carbon Paper onto the project in the appropriate spot, place the cut pattern section over the Carbon Paper. Use masking tape or clear tape to hold the two paper pieces in place. Trace along your pattern lines.
If you look closely you can see that I use a red ink pen for this second tracing. This lets me see where the first tracing was made (the blue ink pen lines) and where I have made the second tracing (the red ink pen lines). Save your Carbon Paper scraps when you are done as you can reuse them for other carving projects.
Cut scrap pieces of Carbon Paper to compliment the shape of your pattern sections. Place the Carbon Paper on the wood surface, lay the pattern section on top of this and tape into position. Trace along the pattern lines.