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    Looking for a book with ornamental/architectural carving patterns

    I'm looking for a source for carving patterns that would be appropriate for furniture- any recommendations?

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    Any response on this?



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    Well, I was hoping for more recommendations, but I went ahead and ordered 3 books:
    1. "Classic Carving Patterns" (Lora S. Irish). This is probably closest to what I had in mind- just a boatload of patterns.

    2. "Complete Guide to Architectural Carving: 7 Skill-Building Exercises to Master the Techniques" (Kurt Koch). This is exactly what the title says, 7 skill building exercises (patterns). Good tutorial book.

    3. "Architectural Patterns for Woodcarvers: 63 Classic Patterns for Adding Ornamental Detail to Furniture and Architectural Trimwork" (Kurt Koch). This is also good- not nearly as many patterns as the Irish book, but it has a couple of pages on how to use the patterns. Also gives you an idea of the cross-section for each pattern.

    I also ordered "Decorative Woodcarving: Accessories for the Home" (Frederick Wilbur), but it is not available until September.

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    charlie, look here;
    http://www.enkeboll.com/

    free online but their catalogue is nice!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Hmmm... this reminds me. What I really need is a good pattern for a fleur de lis that I can use for a scroll saw pattern...

    Any ideas? I've google-searched till my head spins...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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