How to lay out a sunburst intarsia?

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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 04-13-2012 10:47 AM 2075 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2012 10:47 AM

I have added a couple of links to “similar” types of layout. These are not intarsia but pictures of ideas. I would like to have a sun in the center and then have different colored wedge shaped “rays” going off the sun. I’m using true 1×6 cedar planks reclaimed for this project. Any help as to how to lay this out or even a really good image would be very helpful guys.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 12:54 PM

Beyond my skill base Pat but I hope you get lots of responses from the guys. Good luck

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 05:04 PM

I would start with a pencil drawing of the final picture for the pattern and then either measure each piece or cut out each piece and glue it to the board. You could then take it to a band saw (or the like) and cut each piece.
Just a thought…
For instance. In the top picture I see six sun rays of the lighter color (two of the rays are in two parts). That would mean I cut out six pieces from the pencil drawing to use as a template. I would then glue each piece to the wood I chose for the rays.

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 10:50 PM

well guys, I finally found the videos for laying this out. This is a great site with a wealth of info.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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