Only two contrasting timbers and off you go.
Use "double cutting", fully explained in our book "Intarsia Down Under", for a perfect centre join.
A rolled up piece of sandpaper makes short work of the gaps...
What little girl wouldn't just love to have this Horse's Head hanging on her wall. Or inlaid into her bedhead.
You will need half a dozen different timbers. Apart from a little detail around the eyes and the mane you will find this a straightforward project.
Alternative methods of construction for both the scrollsaw and the bandsaw are shown in detail on...
A straight forward project that benefits from careful timber selection. With a bit of imagination timbers with an "oaky" grain enhance this pups hairy coat.
If you make this project in combination with the Gentle Foal you can set up a nice intarsia with the pup holding the foals lead in its...
Curled up nice and warm this Fox Cub is a very straightforward project with just a little detail around the eyes and nose.
You can easily straighten those ragged edges on the ears.
All the instructions you...
This Dechchair Kangaroo project, included in the book Intarsia Down Under, introduces the idea of using the third dimension in intarsia.
This is as...
All the individual pieces can be cut out of one larger piece of timber which guarantees that everything fits together beautifully.
Now what should we call a design that is a fish with a lot of spots? I know! Why don't we call it the Spotty Fish. And who said marketing was difficult?
Just 34 pieces makes for an easy project. Apart from the 83 spots that is. I can't believe it has that many. You're right, this one doesn't. Only 61 on...
Cute and fluffy Ducklings are everybodies favourites. And these are as cute and fluffy as they come.
I often talk about the importance of contrasting colours when making intarsia. If I made these again I think I would use red petals even if they are supposed to be daisies.
The front duckling can be made as a very easy standalone project.
This is the design that gives you the most bangs per buck. And it only has two contrasting timbers. Okay three, if you count the eyes.
Intarsia doesn't come any simpler than this but just look at what you end up with.
A 3D wooden sculpture that is 30 inches long straight off the plan.
You make Dad, Mum and baby separately...
A cute thumb sucking Teddy with a turned up nose. And all ready with a heart for his lover, ooopps, friend.
A very straightforward project that is bound to be every child's delight. What little girl wouldn't like one of these teddies inlaid into their bedhead?
And the eyes are easy. Stick them on top of the head just like a real...
Or let's not.
This Shark has just a glimmer of a smile. While not exactly cute it's not that scary either.
A quite friendly, but I probably wouldn't want to stroke it, kind of terror of the deep.
This is not a...
Leaping from the sea this Marlin makes you want to save up for a big game fishing holiday in North Queensland.
As with the dolphins and the shark the streamlined shapes of these denizens of the ocean make for an easy intarsia project.
Double cutting makes short work of that long centre join.
Two for the price of one! If you like Kittens this is the project for you.
The Standing Kitten is the simpler of the two and ideal for a beginner to intarsia.
The Tabby Kitten has a little more detail and is rated ""intermediate"" difficulty. That much more satisfying!
But a pretty cute pair that will look great hanging on your wall...
Of the 37 pieces many are cut out of one piece of timber. So initially you only have to fit 13 pieces together
Then cut some of the larger bits into many smaller bits.
Full details and instructions, as always, are included on the pattern.