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Old 11-13-2010, 10:12 PM
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i am new to this sight so please be patient with me. i am looking for a picture and paterns for carving a shark. barney murray
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:24 PM
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Hi Barney, Welcome to the site, you can probably just Google some images, and make up your own pattern. Just decide what thickness you want.

Good luck, Tom
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Check with Stiller Patterns...there are seversal shark patterns available.

Gordon Stiller Wildlife Patterns - Pictorial Catalog - Page 23 - Animals - StillerPatterns.com

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taxidermy sites may be helpful as well....
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I've seen books prepared for children with sharks and whales, etc. Also there are small models at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc. Good luck. DM
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Hi Barney Murray,

I hope by now that you have carved a shark or two.

I have used Wildbirdcarver's suggestions and they work well. I bought a small model of a primate from a toy store for a monkey carving I did for a friend.

Also, there is a magazine called Zoo Books that is published by the San Diego Zoo. They have a website you might check out. These magazines are written for young readers; however, they have excellent drawings showing anatomy and photographs of fish, animals and birds. I have some of these magazines and have used them for carvings of turtles and recently a carving of an otter.

Google has an Image Search section that generates thumbnail pictures instead of a listing of websites. This allows me to review a large number of photos and select a few for downloading. Using my word processor I put some of the downloaded reference photos on a sheet and use that sheet while carving.

Also check out the books available from Fox Chapel Publishing.

The more reference material you have for a project the better your carving will be. That is true even if you use a pattern from a carving book.

Have fun carving and please show us one of your sharks.
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