Why should you spend your time playing with Intarsia?

Because you get lots of bang for your buck

If you want to make some extra cash from your hobby but don't have much in the way of tools, timber or capital, intarsia is definitely worth investigating.

To get going all you need is:
  • Instructions
    If you've never done it before you might possibly need a how-to intarsia instruction book.
  • A design
    Either out of your head of if you need inspiration, surprise, surprise, we have some intarsia patterns that may just fit the bill.
  • Wood
    Small bits of different coloured timbers. Or cut them out of one piece of cheap pine and stain the pieces different colours as you can do with this free Elephant Scroll Saw Pattern. This is very cheap and easy way to produce something amazing. I recently posted to my blog on the subject of sourcing different timber colours.
  • Saw
    Either a scrollsaw, a cheap one will do, or a bandsaw with a narrow blade to cut out the shapes.
  • Drum Sander
  • Sander
    Some sandpaper preferably attached to a sanding machine. Unless of course you are a masochist and enjoy hand sanding. A cheap drum sander that fits in your drill or bench grinder is perfect.
  • Chocolate
    A large bar of chocolate.....oops sorry, no you don't absolutely need the choccy and anyway I'm on a diet.
The quantity of timber you will use making a large intarsia is only a fraction of what you would need to make a small coffee table. And the finished intarsia will most likely be worth heaps more than the table.

When it comes to value adding Intarsia woodworking patterns are hard to beat.


"I made a fox and even some of the grandchildren were impressed.

Not for the excellent work but that a grandma made it."

Edie (West Australia) 





But I could never produce beautiful work like this.

Well you probably can. But you won't know until you try. Why don't you give it a go with this sample baby dolphin intarsia pattern. But don't tell the boss whatever you do. If she finds out I'm giving even more stuff away for free I'll be in the dog box. Let it be our secret.

After trying your free pattern, (Dolphin) I have definitely been bitten by the Intarsia bug. .... but your enthusiasm must be catching, because it has reawakened my flagging interest, and I'm dying to try another pattern.
Terry (UK by email) 

 

Patterns are available as PDF Downloads only!

The advantage of buying your patterns as a PDF Download is that you can download it within minutes and start your Intarsia project TODAY!


Introduction
to Intarsia

Intarsia patterns

Intarsia Woodworking Patterns are a great way to turn your scrap timber into exclusive artwork that will amaze your friends.

A cheap scroll saw or band saw will get you going.

You'll need some sand paper. Attached to something that rotates.

Like everything, a really complicated intarsia is, well, complicated, and needs lots of work.

Simple patterns are a lot, what's the word I'm looking for, simpler.

Find out more .....


All Our Woodworking Patterns

Book
Intarsia Down Under

Sculpture Patterns
Dolphins Sculpture Pattern
Formula 1 Sculpture Pattern
Humpback Whales Sculpture Pattern
Spitfire Sculpture Pattern
Torso Sculpture Pattern
Reclining Torso Sculpture Pattern

Intarsia Patterns
African Elephant Intarsia Pattern
Angel Fish Intarsia Pattern
Backyard Contemplation Intarsia Pattern
Bikie Intarsia Pattern
Bull Intarsia Pattern
Bunny Intarsia Pattern
Butterfly Kitten Intarsia Pattern
Carrot for Lunch Intarsia Pattern
Charlie Chaplin Intarsia Pattern
Deckchair Kangaroo Intarsia Pattern
Dolphin Family Intarsia Pattern
Duck Intarsia Pattern
Ducklings Intarsia Pattern
Dunny Intarsia Pattern
Eagle Intarsia Pattern
Egret Mirror Intarsia Pattern
Elder Intarsia Pattern
Elephant Intarsia Pattern
Elvis Intarsia Pattern
Flying Kanga Intarsia Pattern
Fox Cub Intarsia Pattern
Friendly Frog Intarsia Pattern
Gecko Intarsia Pattern
Gentle Foal Intarsia Pattern
Goanna Intarsia Pattern
Hello Cocky Intarsia Pattern
Honeyeater Intarsia Pattern
Horses Head Intarsia Pattern
Kittens Intarsia Pattern
Koala Dad Intarsia Pattern
Koala Mum and Baby Intarsia Pattern
Kookaburra Intarsia Pattern
Lazy Kangaroo Intarsia Pattern
Lazy Koala Intarsia Pattern
Marilyn Monroe Intarsia Pattern
Marlin Intarsia Pattern
Mo Intarsia Pattern
Numbat Intarsia Pattern
Palm Cockatoo Intarsia Pattern
Pistol Intarsia Pattern
Playful Pup Intarsia Pattern
Pumpkin Cottage Intarsia Pattern
Pup on Parade Intarsia Pattern
Puss in Boot Intarsia Pattern
Ram Intarsia Pattern
Sailboard Intarsia Pattern
Sailing Intarsia Pattern
Sandy Intarsia Pattern
Shark Intarsia Pattern
Spotty Fish Intarsia Pattern
Swaggy Intarsia Pattern
Teddy Intarsia Pattern
Tree Frog Intarsia Pattern
Triple Dolphin Intarsia Pattern
Up North Intarsia Pattern
Wallaby Intarsia Pattern
Wombat Intarsia Pattern
Choose a wood pattern for interesting woodworking projects that any crafts woodworking enthusiast can easily make with their scroll saw and a sander

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