This is a collection of six repeating patterns suitable for the chip carving decorating technique.

Decorating the surfaces of wooden structures with chip carving technique is a fine craft and hobby, and as a result a wooden structure or item of an old-fashioned and attractive appearance is obtained. Every woodcut procedure requires you first to design a quality pattern and transfer it to your workpiece. In order to help you design the patterns, here we present to you a collection of 6 basic repeating chip carving patterns that come from an old book titled “Inventive drawing: practical development of elementary design” (Author: Edward Ball, Published: 1864). All of them are repeating patterns, i. e., they consist of one basic design element that is repeated. With these patterns you can decorate wood surfaces of various sizes and shapes. Ah, and one more thing - they are very easy to carve! 


Elementary carving patterns
Available file formats

This collection of patterns can be downloaded as 2D CAD (.dwg) sketch or vector (.eps and .svg) illustrations.


All the carving patterns in the collection have been precisely drawn in 2D CAD software using lines only. If you decide to use them to decorate a wooden surface, think carefully about the dimensions of the repeating pattern, i. e., the number of repetitions of the basic design element that the pattern consists of. The surface of a wooden object decorated with an excessively large or insufficient number of repetitions of the basic design element will look bad, and you will have trouble carving it. 

Click on the links below to download this collection of chip carving patterns:


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
Download EPS vector file format
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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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