Intarsia Down Under

is a comprehensive introduction to the Art of Intarsia written from an Australian point of view.

The Australian Woodworker magazine doesn't think the book is too bad.

"It's an attractive book in full colour, with lots of good photographs (and we mean lots!). The author, the very talented Intarsia artist Steve Bundred, definitely believes in the theory that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this instance it works."

Australian Woodworker magazine

If you are looking for a how to book to take you step by step through all aspects of producing fine intarsia artworks then look no further.

This is a quality publication printed on glossy paper and full of detailed, colour photos of all aspects of Intarsia Construction.

All these patterns are included in the book Intarsia Down Under
Full size plans can be purchased separately. They include detailed instructions and step by step photos.

Table of Contents

My Introduction to Intarsia

Should you buy a bandsaw or a scrollsaw or something else. And how do you tune it for maximum performance?

This simple trick will double the life of your blades.

Learn how a simple modification to your guides will improve your cutting accuracy.

Perfect long joins that everyone can do easily.

A guide to choosing suitable intarsia woods.

Extend your range of wood colours using common household products.

Learn how to shape and finish off your projects the easy way.

You won't believe how much quicker this is than hand sanding.

Oils and Lacquers are compared and recommendations given.

Detailed plans and step by step instructions illustrated with photos clearly showing every aspect of Intarsia construction. Check out the photos on this page

End your project with the same number of fingers you started with.

Good Woodworking magazine

Britain's biggest selling woodworking magazine said.

"Down Under woodworker, Steve Bundred has dragged intarsia into the 21st century. Full of information about tools and timber, with clear and precise step by step instruction, accompanied by excellent colour pictures and a grand Antipodean sense of humour, Intarsia Down Under also includes plans for a number (9 actually guys) of original projects."

Patterns for Nine Projects with step by step instructions are included in the book.

The 9 included patterns, shown on the right, are graded from very simple to a bit more difficult, but not too tricky. Each project builds on the previous one and introduces new concepts one at a time. For instance

  • The first couple of projects, the Flying Kangaroo and the Wallaby, use one timber
  • The Koala Mum with Baby and the Koala Dad have more timbers
  • The Lazy Kangaroo begins a 3D effect
  • The Swaggy introduces double cutting
  • The Egret Mirror incorporates other woodworking skills to make the circular frame and the Bikie takes the 3D effect to its intarsia limit

The printed paper book "Intarsia Down Under"

Posted worldwide by 1st class mail. Shouldn't take more than a week or 10 days to your place. Quicker if you're an Aussie. Postage only $12 per order.

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