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    AvatarBrandon Coan
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    I’m at a loss.  I want to do some easter eggs, but I want rosette-based patterns or “flame” patterns.  I can’t for the life of me figure out how to do that type of pattern on an egg and get things right to carve.  I like Marty’s egg videos, but boy I wish he had one that went through pattern layout for something like this.

    Does anyone have any help/pointers???

    Thanks!

    Brandon

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    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hello Brandon,
    Laying out patterns on eggs is a challenge as you’re finding out. If you haven’t watched it already, check out
    the video where I show you how to make a layout rotating gizmo from a small cardboard box. It really helps laying out lines in both directions to get a consistent grid for your pattern. Go to Videos/ and Search “egg”

    Marty

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    AvatarBrandon Coan
    Participant

    Thanks, Marty.  That video was what I used to get started.  Doing my grids worked out well using your method (THANKS!!!).  My problem is getting circles/rosettes onto the eggs.

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    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Try using a circle template. The ones I have are thin and flexible so they curl nicely around round objects. The circle will be a little distorted but it won’t be noticeable when the carving is done. Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

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