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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......

A Fishy Video

Steve Bundred - Friday, November 12, 2010

I've just found a great online resource for creating video slideshows. What do you think?

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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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Double Sided Intarsia

Steve Bundred - Friday, July 30, 2010

I often get asked what I use for the backing of my intarsia projects. In my case the answer is plywood. In Ian Christie's case the answer is nothing.



On the left is the front of his intarsia. On the right is the smooth back. Read More......

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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Lots of New Intarsia Addicts after another Mackay Workshop

Steve Bundred - Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Local intarsia enthusiast Tom Lynn has been busy enthusing the Mackay Woodworkers club about Intarsia.



There were a couple more students as well and they all made Lazy Koalas. Read More......

Customer's Photo Gallery

Steve Bundred - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I've just completed scanning and uploading over 160 photos of intarsia projects made by my customers. The photos have been sent to me over the last few years and it's about time they saw the light of day. Read More......