Customer's Cockatoo Intarsia Projects

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Jim says - The timber I used is; black walnut, ebony, both were ebonised as per your book. camphor laurel, aust red cedar, rosewood & a piece of silver ash.Just one of the 230 intarsias that Jon has been making since 1997I guess you didn't know that Father Christmas was an intarsia enthusiast. Well now you do. And his name's Allan.I'm not sure whether Col painted the cheek or if it's a natural timber colour. Either way it looks magnificent.
Alan has used paler timbers for the background to set off the rich colours of the cockatoo. Another wonderful intarsia.Another fine example from Barry.Painted highlights from Gordon make for a bright overall effect.Roy has simplified the background but left the bird true to the original pattern. He's also got the bird sitting up straighter which I like.
A more than competent rendition of this very popular design from Mike.Ray has made many of his own designs.Roy also went down the design route.I've made and sold lots of this design. Very popular in Australia.
Steve again. I've hardly sold any of this design as a finished piece. All that work pushes up the price. If you want to make money making intarsia cockatoos go for the Hello Cocky design.

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