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    Seeking patterns for tool drawings

    I want to create some signs and drawings that have symbols of woodworking tools (both hand tools and power tools). A photo of the sign over the door on my shop will illustrate the type of items that I want:

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    I spent a over an hour searching the internet today, but found nothing that meets my needs. If anyone knows where I can find what I want, please provide a link. The patterns don't have to be free, I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for them.
    Last edited by Frank Pellow; 02-03-2008 at 10:41 PM.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Have you tried googling "clip art"? lots of free images and pay for up for grabs.

    If nothing there, what images are you looking for? I can search my archive and see if I can find what your looking for.

    Tom

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    Frank,

    There are a ton of clip art pics for tools, parts, etc.. Keep flipping the pages and you should be able to find most anything you need.

    http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/...rt/Tools/Tools

    Hammer, for example... Attachment 17514

    (Note: you can enlarge the pic easily) Attachment 17515



    There are other things, animals and such for grandkid projects.
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 09-13-2009 at 03:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Have you tried googling "clip art"? lots of free images and pay for up for grabs.

    If nothing there, what images are you looking for? I can search my archive and see if I can find what your looking for.

    Tom

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    Clip Art, that's the term that I was trying to remember. I knew that things like this had a name but, for the life of me, I could not remember what that name was. THANKS A LOT, Tom.

    And Greg, thatnks for the link to that specific clip art.
    Cheers, Frank

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    No problem Frank.

    Greg, thats a good one. It's going into my archives. Thanks for delving deeper into it

    Tom

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    Last edited by randy street; 02-04-2008 at 02:04 AM. Reason: Added additional link

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    There's all sorts of clipart here: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/sitemap.htm

    I found it first while doing an image search for dovetails.
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    Frank, you don't have to limit yourself to clip art either. I have often used the IAM Symbol (International Association of Machinists) on some of my toolboxes, and added interest with micrometer shapes, the Local Number of my Union and added letters. I've also included the insignia for the railroads I worked for, and even included such things as a Maltese Cross for a model Fire Truck I did for the local fire department.

    With a little creativity, some internet searches and a bunch of scrollsawing, you can make just about any symbol.



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