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Title: Looking for bellflower patterns
Post by: HSteier on May 11, 2010, 11:02:38 AM
I'm making a federal table and would like to inlay bellflowers. I'm graphically challenged (no artistic talent, can't draw) so I need a pattern to trace. Is anyone aware of a source for this?
I am aware of Steve Latta's DVD on bellflower inlay. Are there patterns included?

All help appreciated.

Howard Steier
Title: Re: Looking for bellflower patterns
Post by: rcortright on May 11, 2010, 11:55:13 AM
I'm not sure about the DVD, but I just photocopied them from his article in Fine Woodworking.
Title: Re: Looking for bellflower patterns
Post by: Bob Mustain on May 11, 2010, 05:07:15 PM
I highly recommend Steve's two DVD's on inlay and banding.  They should be enough to get you going on bell flowers.  But you won't find patterns.  The basic petals are defined by the sweep and size of the gouge you use to punch them out, and the same tool is used to define the area to be removed on the leg.  It's about the easiest part of the process.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Looking for bellflower patterns
Post by: HSteier on May 17, 2010, 12:14:02 PM
Thank you

Howard Steier
Title: Re: Looking for bellflower patterns
Post by: Jeff L Headley on May 19, 2010, 10:26:56 PM
Try Dover designs in Hagerstown MD