Intarsia Pelican

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Project by SgtSnafu posted 08-28-2009 01:19 AM 3541 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Intarsia Pelican was another joint venture. She did most of the work and was in a crunch for time at the end so I joined in. Here are pictures of it before and after finishing. We made it this year in June and it was supposed to be a birthday gift for her father, but was a monthish late, soooo it was a fathers day gift.. ;-)

It is made of Yellow Heart, Mahogany, Poplar, Ambrosia Maple, Cherry, Maple, Jarrah, Ebony, and Walnut.

She found the pattern in the August 2008 issue of “Creative Woodworks & Crafts” – Pattern by Bruce Worthington

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

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 01:55 AM

Fantastic job! Just love this art form. One of these days I have to give it a try.

Keep up the beautifull work.


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

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 01:59 AM

This is intarsiawesome!

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 02:11 AM

Very expressive, great job you guys…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 02:33 AM

Sure wish I could do that kind of work. What a great job.

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 05:21 AM

Great looking work, thanks for sharing.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 05:23 AM

So cool very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 08-28-2009 06:04 AM

Lots of beautiful details.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-28-2009 01:12 PM

Great Work! I love Intarsia.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#9 posted 08-28-2009 11:33 PM

Oh I just LOOOOOVE this Pelican! What an awesome job, just beautiful. May I ask where you got the pattern? Did you draw it? I would love to make this guy, he’d go perfect with my last 2 little pelicans I made. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.Wonderful wood choices!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 08-30-2009 10:08 PM

Hey Allison,

She found the pattern in the August 2008 issue of “Creative Woodworks & Crafts”. The pattern is by Bruce Worthington.

We scaled ours down to fit on 11×17 paper and edited out much of the ground – here is a link to a page which has what it was supposed to look like.. Http://

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

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