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Sculpture Patterns That Make Wood Carving Just Too Easy

Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns

Like me you may never have taken up sculpture thinking it was just too hard.

Until now.

This young lady is my first attempt at a Torso. I made it using patterns and worksheets from the talented Australian sculptor/carver John Van Der Kolk. His unique system opens up wood sculpture to the complete beginner.

One of the most difficult challenges for the novice wood sculptor/carver is being faced with a block of wood and having to start chipping away.

These unique woodworking sculpture patterns take care of the initial, difficult step of roughing out.

You are just left with some fairly easy finishing off.

To give you a bit of an idea how this innovative system works here is a brief guide to making the torso.

All these designs make use of a simple pattern making technique to produce a series of profiles. (Full size patterns for each profile are included).


Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns 1 Cut Out Profiles
Sculpture patterns torso templates The worksheets come with full size patterns for each profile. Glue photocopies onto a 19mm dressed board, species of your choice. I used Red Cedar (Toona Australis). These profiles can be cut out with either a:-
  • fret saw
  • jig saw
  • scrollsaw or bandsaw

Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns2 Drill Profiles
Using a simple home made jig, one piece of wood with two holes, drill a pair of holes in all but the top 3 profiles.
Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking PatternsWood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns 3 Make Base
2 holes and 2 dowels in one piece of wood make a temporary base.

Slip the profiles over the dowels.

Remove the paper before gluing.
Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns No holes in the top 3 profiles. We don’t want the nice lady to have dowels sticking out of her shoulders do we? Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking PatternsOne of the many useful instructional diagrams that are included in the work sheets.
Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns4 Glue Stack
Remove the paper templates and glue the layers together.
Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking Patterns
5 Shaping
Using an Arbotech mini-grinder to shape the torso.
You can use a number of tools for carving the steps smooth.
  • Coarse sandpaper on a rubber backed disc on an angle grinder
  • or on a drill
  • one of the angle grinder carving disc combinations. eg Arbotech
Wood Carving Sculpture Fine Woodworking PatternsRemoving the steps, quickly reveals the underlying shape.

A bit of sanding, okay, a fair amount of sanding later and Roberts your aunty.

I hope that gave you a good idea as to how this unique and original sculpting system works.


The worksheets will give you all the details you need to produce a remarkable piece of timber art.

Worksheets for all these projects include full size patterns and detailed step by step instructions that take you through the whole process from buying the timber to finishing off.

When you make your first sculpture you will love the ease with which you will be able to sculpt such a magnificent piece of work. All your friends will be amazed that you have been able to produce something so good.

These comprehensive plans are a cheap way to find out how to produce a sculpture that could be sold for hundreds of dollars.

Patterns are available as PDF Downloads only!

The advantage of buying your patterns as a PDF Download is that you can download it within minutes and start your Intarsia project TODAY!


Sculpture Patterns
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Torso Sculpture Pattern

Like me you may never have taken up sculpture thinking it was just too hard.

Until now.

One of the most difficult challenges for the novice wood sculptor/carver is being faced with a block of wood and having to start chipping away.

These unique woodworking sculpture patterns take care of the initial, difficult step of roughing out.

You are just left with some fairly easy finishing off.

Find out more with this step by step guide ....

Six Unique Sculpture Patterns to choose from

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Formula 1 Sculpture Pattern
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Torso Sculpture Pattern
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