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African Elephant Intarsia Pattern
AU$9.00 AU$9.00
African Elephant Intarsia Pattern

We pride ourselves on specializing in Aussie designs. So this must be a very rare species of Elephant that lives in the wilds of the Northern Territory, or something.

As with many of our designs this intarsia is built in layers.

  • The picture frame with the background is straightforward and should be made first.
  • The legs and body are then glued on top of the background with the front foot overlapping the frame.
  • The head is made separately and glued on top of the body to give a jumbo charging out of the frame.

I have seen one of these made by a customer who enlarged the plan on a photocopier. It ended up 1.2m (4') tall. He used grey and yellow timber for the elephant and the finished piece looked pretty darn impressive.

But don't take our word, check out some of our Customer's Finished Elephant Projects

Elephants are big, so blowing up the pattern on a photo-copier will work well.

Finished Intarsia Size:
410mm x 400mm (16" x 16")

Number of Pieces:

African Elephant Fine Woodworking Intarsia Plans

Plan Size:
A2 420mm x 594mm (17" x 24")

Paper Plans printed on high quality gloss paper or choose an instant download and save postage

This is a small section of the very detailed computer drawn plan that will guide you through the construction process

Some Sample Timbers used in this piece

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Use these samples as a guide to colours only. You should use wood that you can easily obtain locally.

The pattern includes detailed guidelines on choosing suitable timbers. Need more timber colours? Check out our guide to Ebonizing and Bleaching Timber here.

You have a couple of purchase options...

An online download.

  • Available as soon as payment is confirmed and you save on postage. Start work in a few minutes.
  • Download is in PDF format.  You will need a PDF reader installed on  your computer to open it. You can get the 25Mb Adobe Reader here or the somewhat less bloated 5Mb Foxit version here. This is the one I use. Free and quick.

A printed paper pattern

  • Printed on high quality glossy paper.
  • 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. Only $5 per order.

If you're only after this pattern click "buy now" to go straight to the checkout.

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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!

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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.

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