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    I am looking for a nice starter Intarsia project and looking at different patterns I notice that there are two types available. Some plans includes versions for the "cut and paste method" and the "trace" method. And some you can order one or the other.

    What is the difference and which would I be better off ordering?
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    Warning about intarsia. If you think you are hooked on scrolling, wait till you try intarsia. I have found myself working in the workshop and sudddently reliaze it is 3 AM or some other such silly time. But here are some sites to help

    Have fun and do what I do. Get an alarm clock and set it in your shop so you can get some sleep after it goies off
    Chuck D

    When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
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    • #3
      Might as well start big...go with tracing. cut and paste means your pieces never fit well because you never know what side of the line to be on. Use carbon paper to trace each piece on to your wood. every time you cut a piece, masking tape it to the last piece. use a combination of already cut pieces and the pattern to trace the next piece...this method allows a good fitting technique, and keeps you more on track with the pattern. good luck..hope you follow what I'm saying, and have fun doing it.
      Jeff Powell


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