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Ebonizing and bleaching wood to increase the range of available timber colours.

The most difficult wood colours to find are very light and very dark. Here is a way of getting these colours without using stains.
Natural timber colour for intarsia woodworking project  Ebonised dark timber colour Light timber bleached for intarsia
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Dolphin Family

Anne asked me about the positioning of the dolphins in the surf so I've taken a series of photos of the finished intarsia from the sides. Hope these help.

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The Best Free Elephant Intarsia Project

{module_photogallery,28240,1,,1,200,200} 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.       This is what Ray said about this piece. "My first take on your free elephant...

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