Carving Patterns

If you’d like to try your hand at carving your own eagle you can purchase full size wood carving patterns here. Once the purchase is complete you will receive an email with a link to a .pdf file containing a full sized carving pattern. Large patterns are printed on multiple pages with registration marks so you can piece them together from standard 8.5 x 11 inch pieces of paper.

Prices vary based on the complexity and detail. The longer they take to produce the more the pattern costs. When you figure how long it would take to create a full sized pattern on your own, the prices are quite reasonable.

Most of these patterns are exact copies of the original carvings. You won’t find more accurate patterns anywhere.

The best way to put large patterns together is to use regular clear tape to temporarily hold the sheets together then use clear packing tape to completely cover the pattern on both sides. This creates a reusable pattern. Once laminated with the packing tape you can cut out the pattern. It you want to create a more durable, reusable pattern you can glue the laminated pattern to a piece of tempered hardboard with spray mount adhesive and then cut it out with a band saw or jig saw.

Please email me photos of your finished carvings and I will post them on this page.

Please Note: After paying for your pattern you will receive an email with a link to download a .pdf file containing your pattern. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, check your junk folder. If you still don’t receive the email, please send me an email right away (sales at johnshortell dot com) and I email you your pattern. I do not send patterns in the US mail. If you are not able to print a .pdf file, please do not purchase my patterns.

If you need a pattern a different size, please email me. I’ll create one for you at no extra charge.

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