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Lesson 3: Pattern Transfer

Objective:

In this lesson you will apply a pattern using the Pattern Transfer Tool and identify common problems experienced when using the Pattern Transfer Tool.

Assignment: Download the following practice board patterns. 5×12 teacher o1   5×12 teacher o2   5×12 student 01   5×12 student 02
Print two copies of each on a laser printer or photocopy machine.

Start on your EZboard practice board. Apply the teacher patterns to one side and student patterns to the other side. Consider this practice before timing yourself.

Next you will apply the same 4 patterns to a basswood practice board. Tape a hinge and time yourself while applying the pattern. Repeat this process using the other 3 patterns as you time yourself during each transfer. Record all 4 times.

In the body of your email answer these questions. Please go to ezcarving.com to learn more about EZboard so you can answer these questions.

  1. What is EZboard?
  2. What density is the light green EZboard and how does that density compare to basswood?
  3. Why is it a good idea to start chip carvers on EZboard?

Email info@mychipcarving.com with the time required to apply each pattern. Your email should contain four numbers. Listing them in order from first to last will help me see your progress.

Materials needed:

Pattern Transfer Tool
1 – 3/8 x 5 x 12 basswood practice board
1 – 1/2 x 5 x 12 EZboard practice board
Four printed patterns included with this lesson
Stopwatch or timer

Read pp. 32-37, Chip Carving Essentials

Watch Platinum Member Video, “Three Pattern Transfer Methods That Work”
Watch this video: How to Use the Pattern Transfer Tool

CCCI – Pattern Transfer

Lesson Review:

Here are the common problems you will encounter when teaching pattern transfer.

  1. Pattern Transfer Tool (PTT) is not hot enough.
  2. The tip of the PTT is loose.
  3. Trying to transfer a pattern printed on an ink jet printer or ink jet copier. When you use the word “copier” some will think that their ink jet copier will work. It won’t! It has to be printed by a laser printer or on a photocopy machine like the ones found in Office Max, Staples, Kinkos, the library and gas stations. A toner-based image is required.
  4. Students move the PTT too rapidly. Encourage patience and moving the tool slowly.
  5. Students do not “heat and peel”. Instead they heat the toner, lift the paper and nothing transfers because the toner has cooled back onto the surface of the paper. Peeling the paper behind the PTT releases the toner onto the wood.
  6. Students might not be pressing hard enough or applying even pressure.

Your students will ask you if you can resuse the same pattern. While it is possible if enough toner remains on the paper, it is hardly worth the effort. I print as many copies as needed. Starting fresh is easier and quicker.

Assignment:

Assignment: Download the following practice board patterns. 5×12 teacher o1   5×12 teacher o2   5×12 student 01   5×12 student 02
Print two copies of each on a laser printer or photocopy machine.

Start on your EZboard practice board. Apply the teacher patterns to one side and student patterns to the other side. Consider this practice before timing yourself.

Next you will apply the same 4 patterns to a basswood practice board. Tape a hinge and time yourself while applying the pattern. Repeat this process using the other 3 patterns as you time yourself during each transfer. Record all 4 times.

In the body of your email answer these questions. Please go to ezcarving.com to learn more about EZboard so you can answer these questions.

  1. What is EZboard?
  2. What density is the light green EZboard and how does that density compare to basswood?
  3. Why is it a good idea to start chip carvers on EZboard?

Email info@mychipcarving.com with the time required to apply each pattern. Your email should contain four numbers. Listing them in order from first to last will help me see your progress.

Subject: My 4 Pattern Transfer Times

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