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I am still waiting for the Sue Walters instruction book to arrive at the library so in the meantime I decided to try this. . I have no idea what I am doing and I am still using the same little wire tip that came with the burner. After I get the book I will hopefully find out how to use the other six tips.

These are Steve Blair patterns .
I will be looking for a series of comical sayings like this with graphics . In next years craft sales these should go pretty good because there is always someone that wants something for a very low price. I might even make some small strips of wood with an angled slot in it so they can buy it with or without the base in case they want to have it free standing on a desk . . The base would only be a buck extra. .

I am no good at making patterns so if anyone knows where there are more ready made ones like this , (preferably free) please let me know . They need to be simple and quick and easy to do like these.

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While not exactly free, I've found some interesting designs in children's coloring books.
Another place to look for ideas are those catalogs that sell plaques and tee shirts with funny sayings. Speaking of catalogs, the wife gets scads of needlework catalogs. Some of those designs are pretty neat, too.
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Do you copy your patterns? I do it with a piece of clear plastic over a small light.
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Do you copy your patterns? I do it with a piece of clear plastic over a small light.
Could you please elaborate on that system you are using ? Maybe a picture ? ? I don't quite understand how you are going about that.

I have been copying by using a fine red ink pen over the pattern with graphite paper between the pattern and the wood.

I have read somewhere about some special paper that a person can print the pattern onto with their ink jet printer and then somehow apply that right to the wood without tracing . Saw it somewhere but have not been able to find it since to follow up on it.
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"I have been copying by using a fine red ink pen over the pattern with graphite paper between the pattern and the wood." I was talking about before you copy to wood. I see something I would like to copy. I take the photo or drawing and place a piece of tracing paper over it. Some of the paper I use is to thick to show the lines I need. So I take a piece of clear plastic over a small light. Set drawing on top of that and copy to piece of paper. Then you can take that drawing to your wood.
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Say I want to copy this picture to wood. I do not want to wreck this paterrn so I copy it to a piece of paper. I do this by putting the drawing over the clear plastic with a light on under the plastic. Then the lines stand out and are easy to trace.
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Say I want to copy this picture to wood. I do not want to wreck this paterrn so I copy it to a piece of paper. I do this by putting the drawing over the clear plastic with a light on under the plastic. Then the lines stand out and are easy to trace.
Thanks for the explanation John
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