Wood Burning Pattern:
Using Carbon Paper
The traditional method would be using carbon paper. Position the
pattern on your wood, lift the end and slip carbon paper underneath.
Tape both the pattern and the carbon in place and then begin to
trace your pattern with a fine ball tipped pen.
Do not press too hard or you will dent softer
woods, and tear your pattern along the pen lines. It is recommended
that you use a copy of your pattern, since you never know when you'll
want to make another.
If you use a coloured pen, it will show up
better on the pattern and be easier to see what you have done so
Don't forget that coloured carbon paper (ie.
white or yellow) is available for working on woods like walnut and
other dark species.
See the "Scrollsaw-Pattern
Transfer" section for other innovative ideas on how to trace
your pattern onto your work surface without actually having to trace