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Being in need to make a rather simple decorative motif on the side of some benchlegs , I would be grateful if anyone can suggest available templates or at least point me to some motifs somewhere on the net.

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Being in need to make a rather simple decorative motif on the side of some benchlegs , I would be grateful if anyone can suggest available templates or at least point me to some motifs somewhere on the net.

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Hi Dimitri - May take a look at this
http://www.amazon.com/Milescraft-120...2873285&sr=1-1

You should be able to get one through Amazon in europe.

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Cmt have some but it's unclear if they are templates or just printed patterns.
I would assume it's part of their 3d carving system.
http://www.cmtutensili.com/show_item...=PJJ~RCS.PAN~2
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John thank you - I keep this in mind: there seems to be no other similar template collection in the market. For the time I am thinking of drawing my own lines - they are so difficult (and beautiful) that I have not thought yet about how to convert them to router cuttings.

Gavin, by the looks of it, you might even go for a stroll down the streets near the central market in Athens?? Thank you very much, especially the link for the rep in Heraclio will turn out to be very useful - I will pay them a visit as soon as I go there.

For the time being I am experimenting with pencil drawings - the idea is to picture the figure of a "fruit (cone) of a cypress as a central motif on the legs a 4 benches anda long dining table I want to make. As a matter of fact in which forum should I start posting pics of my current projects? I would very much appreciate comments.

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I'm not really sure what you mean by your comment but I'll take it as either a compliment or an invitation to Greece.

If you do a google image search for 'pine cone carving' or 'pine cone drawing', you should get a lot of inspiration.

There's a thread called 'show and tell' you could post your project in.
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Gavin, thank you for all your attention and care. What I meant is that you seem familiar with the Greek market - do you speak any Greek at all?? The invitation is always open - if you ever come to Crete, I will be delighted to show you around and offer you a meal - I live in a village just outside Rethymno - just give me some notice in advance as my work sometimes keeps me awfully busy.

I will have a look at the google images - never thought of that.
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I found several drawings, but all artists seem impressed with dead dried cypress cones - I need to get my camera, rush off to the village and get a few pics of them; they are a very pleasant thing to look at, they smell nice and they take nearly a year to mature !!!
In the meantime, here are two pics I fished from Googling
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I just have too much spare time and am good at searching the internet.
If my workshop was at my home, probably I would rarely be on the computer.
I don't speak any Greek but there may be a chance there are some other similar words like Raki and Rakija.
One day I will be sure to make it to Crete, maybe I'll drive so I can bring some of that Cypress wood back with me.
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Being in need to make a rather simple decorative motif on the side of some benchlegs , I would be grateful if anyone can suggest available templates or at least point me to some motifs somewhere on the net.

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You could make your own template. How about tracing something on quarter inch plywood and cutting it out.
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Gavin, I will be happy to see you, take you to dinner and then point you to the merchants.

John, if I make it with the router it will have to be simple - if I brand the wood, I will have to order it and pay for it - so far it is only speculations.


Thank you both.

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