Intarsia Duck

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Project by SgtSnafu posted 06-12-2009 09:16 PM 5896 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Intarsia Duck was a joint venture (My sweet lady, and myself worked together on this one), and it was the first go at the intarsia craft for both of us. Here are pictures of it before and after finishing (It is still wet in the picture, it is actually a satin finish). We made this last year in May for a birthday gift for her father. It is made of Soft Maple, Ambrosia Maple, Black Walnut, Red Oak, Yellow Heart, Mahogany, and Ebony.

We found the pattern on page 30 in a book called, “Intarsia Woodworking Projects” by Kathy Wise.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 10:45 PM

Sgt. that is a very well done project. I have tried my hand at Intarsia – and to say the least – to get a good looking project – takes many hours of labor. The projects may be small – but some of the larger projects take less time. You and your lady – did well. Cong.

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#2 posted 06-13-2009 12:15 AM

Very beautiful SgtSnafu, I think that this is a lot off work.
On the second photo you see how the wood is coming to live.

My compliments.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#3 posted 06-13-2009 12:46 AM

Very nicely done and welcome to LJ’s.

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 02:27 AM

My compliments Sarge & Wife, I have been dabbling in intarsia for a short while and am loving it. I hope you all are enjoying as much as I. Job well done.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#5 posted 06-13-2009 02:40 AM

Very nice project… Well done… and welcome to LJ”s..


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#6 posted 06-13-2009 03:00 AM

Really very nice intracia work. I like the white tali’s feathers.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 06-13-2009 04:07 AM

Cool, Looks Great

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 06-13-2009 04:38 AM

Looks like fun fine job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 06:45 AM

Very nice looking piece. any chance to work along side the better half is allways time well spent.

Great job to you both.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 06-13-2009 02:02 PM

Thank you all for the compliments, I have two more intarsia pieces to bring you up to date. I will post them soon.

Scrappy – I agree – Any time I get to work along side my sweet lady, is a great enjoyment. I was hoping that getting her into scroll sawing would be a good outlet for her creativity, and I encourage it. She is currently working on an intarsia pelican (so far all by herself), and is stressing slightly because she wants to have it done by Fathers Day…

~ SgtSnafu

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#11 posted 08-17-2011 01:55 AM

I like this pattern and since I’m just getting into intarsia, this looks like a good project to start with

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#12 posted 10-11-2011 08:53 PM

Nice project!

Could you name off the types of wood you used for each peice?

Thanks, Greg

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 12:10 AM

beautifull ducky! what thickness of wood is used for intarsia?

Thanks, Greg

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