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The Best Free Elephant Intarsia Project

Steve Bundred - Thursday, March 14, 2013

I get to see lots of customer's intarsia projects. Of varying quality!

So it's a real pleasure when Ray took one of my free designs and improved it by adding a simple frame and contrasting timber colours.

That used timber frame looks stunning.I especially like the inclusion of the old bolt holes, although I'm not sure if I would have spaced them symmetrically on either side. But that's just being picky.

There are a couple of things that I'd change though.  Read More......

Talking Timber Chooks and Dangerous Wooden Snakes Intarsia and Paint Project

Steve Bundred - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Talking Intarsia ChickenI've never been a fan of mixing natural timber intarsia and paint. I always though the paint distracted from the natural timber colours. Best avoided.

Until now. Pat recently sent me his version of my Backyard Contemplation project.

Pat wrote, "I thought I would send you my version of the old man on the dunny. Stuck a bit of art and humour in there. The grandkids like it.!!!!"  Read More......

Elvis Rules Intarsia Woodworking

Steve Bundred - Monday, October 29, 2012

Elvis Presley Intarsia Woodworking PatternDanny from Ohio has just sent me some photos of his work including his version of Elvis.

Having done my own Elvis intarsia pattern it was a delight to see his take on this rock-n-roll icon.

Just look at those side burns!

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Sculpture with a Scroll Saw - Is It Possible? Yes It Is.

Steve Bundred - Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sculpture Woodworking Pattern Baby DolphinMarc sent me this photo of his work last year.

I've lost Marc's email, sorry mate, but saved the images because they look so good. Click here to see both the photos Marc sent.

He has taken one of the dolphins from the Dolphin Sculpture Plan and mounted it on its own base using a perspex rod. Too easy and looks wonderful. Read More......

Persian Pyrography

Steve Bundred - Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mother Love Pyrography Woodworking It's not often I get emails from what used to be Persia and is now Iran. Five years I got one from Mastanah Shakibi who was enthusiastic about intarsia and asked me some woodwork questions. Emails have been flowing between Australia and Iran ever since.

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One Man's Prolific Output

Steve Bundred - Thursday, July 29, 2010

Terry recently sent me a few photos of his work. Well, more than a few really, 60 photos. That's right, sixty.

The quality of some of the photos is not the best (sorry Terry, I've tried to improve them as much as I could) but they will give you a good idea of the range of subjects available for intarsia.

This motor bike is a beauty. I wish I'd designed it. You can see the rest of Terry's images here.
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