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    I posted to the beginners board so I wanted to post here also. I am looking for patterns for crows and or ravens. If you know of a good site for thses or birds in general I would appreciate the info! I am new to scrolling and I really enjoy this great resource for info on my latest hobby.

  • #2
    Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

    When I'm looking for pictures of something to carve I do a Google search under images

    Crows about 160K

    Ravens about 177K;btnG=Search


    • #3
      Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

      Thanks for replying! I have a lot of pictures and drawings of crows but how do I make those into a scroll saw pattern? Knowing what to take out and leave in is where I have a problem. I have looked for a program made for this but have not found anything yet. Any tips you could give will be appreciated.


      • #4
        Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

        If you are looking to make a portrait, check out Gary Browning's book Scroll Saw Portraits (click on the Fox Chapel link in my signature) He has a chapter on turning a photograph into a pattern for a scroll saw portrail...I'll see if I can find any other sources...

        Bob Duncan
        Fox Chapel Publishing


        • #5
          Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

          Isn't it 'Stiller' that has all the patterns of about anything you want? ummmm I think the name is stiller? :


          • #6
            Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

            Has anyone on here ever done the change over from a picture to a scroll saw pattern? Is it difficult? And did it turn out right? thanks!


            • #7
              Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

              I've seen it done, but haven't actually done it my self. It's all about determining negative space and shadows. Gary gives a in-depth description in his book. He has his own website and is very active on-line; We've got a list of all our author's websites at

              If I were you, I'd pick up the book and then you have Gary to go back to if you have any questions!



              • #8
                Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

                I do it all the time with my carvings. If the pictue is the size I want I use carbon paper and trace it on to the stock, if not, I hand draw it to the size I want. I few times I have enlarged and reduced the size with my computer, but I hate taking my shoes off, going back into the house to mess with pictures.

                With scrolling it should be quite easy, you're working 2D to 2D, with carving you go from 2D to 3D.


                • #9
                  Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

                  Yup - t'aint hard ... it's a lot harder to explain than to do ... just try it a time or two on something simple, you'll surprise yourself!


                  • #10
                    Re: Crow and Raven Patterns

                    Thanks for all the help!


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