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    Does anyone sell intarsia kits... complete with patterns and wood for the piece? If not... someone needs to get on that. =)

    Part of my issue with intarsia right now is that I don't have enough different wood for most of the patterns. I realize these types of kits may only be interesting to beginners, and also that wood selection and composition is part of the art of it, but as new scrollers are experimenting with different styles I would imagine more than a few skipped intarsia because of the variety of woods involved.

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    I found this the other day while reading the forums. Intarsia Kits hope that help.

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    • #3
      Excellent thank you!
      Last edited by bstark; 06-22-2012, 12:21 AM.

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      • #4
        Hi Brad,

        Also consider that you don't need fancy hardwoods. Western Red Cedar is fairly inexpensive, has a wide range of tones, and should be easy to find locally in OR. It cuts and shapes well and should be a great wood to start with (and to continue with).

        Take appropriate precautions (wear a respirator!) when cutting and sanding it.

        --Rob

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        • #5
          Another alternative is to use pine and stain the pieces.
          You still have to choose the wood for the grain you are looking for
          and each piece is cut separately with grain orientation in mind so, in my opinion,
          it doesn't demean the art of intarsia and doesn't mean you are any less talented.
          This also allows you to charge less for the finished product because you didn't spend
          a fortune on imported woods.
          God Bless! Spirithorse

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          • #6
            Kits also available here

            Intarsia Kits by Garnet Hall

            All Kits $24.95 plus 14.95 S/H to USA or Canada

            Don
            Last edited by Don in Brooklin On; 06-22-2012, 04:44 AM. Reason: Added price
            Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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            • #7
              Kathy Wise also has some kits that are a great way to get a taste for intarsia,
              Kathy Wise Intarsia Books & Kits | Page 1 of 1
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Some really beautiful kits are available from www.MidlothianWoodworks.com. Mike is a member here and does some amazing work.

                Jan

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                • #9
                  Jan, you just beat me to it. Went to get my fellow Midlothian woodworker's web address, then read your response. Anyway, here it. Is again:
                  Midlothian Woodworks
                  Also if you Google "intarsia kits" you get all of these suggestions and some others.
                  Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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