Hold it in your hand and you can almost believe you are a highwayman.
And you will only need 3 different timber colours. Contrasting colours make for a more dramatic effect.
Notes on the plan guide you through the construction.
Even making those wooden screw heads is simple when you know how.
The "official" title is Backyard Contemplation but we just call it The Dunny. Aussies will understand this.
This striking and very popular design is a cross between intarsia and model making.
Our first attempt didn't have an occupant. Very boring with just the shed and the chickens.
The pattern and instructions guide you through making the background and then gluing the following...
This dramatic design is a lot easier than it may look at first glance.
It is made up of 4 separate layers each of which is easy to make but combine to make a stunning intarsia.
- The man himself. Those sunnies avoid any intricate detail around the eyes as well as making him look "real cool"
- Handlebars, fuel tank and engine...
What little girl wouldn't like this beautiful kitten inlaid into their bedhead?
Or you could use that butterfly as a fridge magnet.
Contrasting colours will make the stripes stand out.
Next time I will use brighter colours for the flutterbye.
This comprehensive, full size, pattern will take...
As with many of our designs this proud fellow is built in layers.
First the picture frame containing the background. I used veneer for the sky.
Then the body is glued on top of the sky inside the...
Possibly one of the most daunting aspects of carving Dolphins is the initial process of roughing out, in other words taking away the bits that don't look like a dolphin.
These worksheets elegantly overcome this problem by showing you how to laminate together a series of profiles that automatically give you the basic shape.
You are then instructed through the process of stock removal, shaping,...
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.
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 design also uses layering which makes it a lot easier than it looks.
The layers are made separately and glued on top of each other.
- The mirror frame. This...
The detail around the eyes and mouth is a challenge. But a lear is a lear and you got to get it looking good baby.
Dark hair is mandatory even taking into account artistic licence. A blonde Elvis just won't work....
All the individual pieces can be cut out of one larger piece of timber which guarantees that everything fits together beautifully.
This sculpture worksheet includes
- 14 pages of comprehensive step by step instructions
- Full size patterns
- Detailed diagrams
- Material list
- Making wheels without a lathe
This project is specially designed for the complete novice. You don't...
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...
To ease construction the frog and leaf are made separately. The frog is then glued on top of the leaf. Too easy and it really adds to the 3D effect.
And you will only need about 6 different timber colours. Using different timbers for the frog will make...
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...
You haven't had a decent trip to the bush unless you've been chased by one.
Although there is some detail around the hands and feet it's not as bad as it first seems. The hands and feet are cut out of one piece of wood so everything fits back together again easily.
And so could you. If you would like to make a little money from your intarsia this is definitely one of the designs you should look at.
Again a detailed pattern that takes you through the construction process step by step....
But not in this intarsia where I have used natural timber colours. Green coloured wood I don't know about.
Layered construction simplifies the project and gives it a nice 3D feel.
Glue the flowers and stalk on...