Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners: Skill-Building Lessons for Creating Beautiful Wood Mosaics
Fox Chapel Publishing | 2010 | PDF | ISBN: 1565234421 | 124 pages | 13 Mb
Although intarsia—the assembly of various woods into a unified mosaic piece—is often perceived as a challenging, unapproachable woodcraft, this guidebook rejects that notion by describing the small, achievable steps, thereby offering crafters an easy entry-point into this rewarding art form.
Following a progression, this resource starts simply, teaching how to cut basic shapes and introducing sanding concepts, and then leads to more advanced skills, such as stack cutting and finishing techniques that add shading and grain to the mosaic masterpiece. Each step is organized into 17 total mini-lessons, including practice exercises and a final step-by-step guided project. Five additional patterns for each skill level round out the chapters for a total of 20 patterns.