Intarsia is made accessible to carvers of all skill levels through these eight progressive projects. Each project builds on the project before it, successively increasing in difficulty. From the simple to the complex, carvers learn the skills they need for a complete intarsia piece, including fundamental shaping and finishing, cutting from different pieces of wood, using a sanding shim and accentuating details with woodburning techniques. The culminating Hot Air Balloon project incorporates all the skills learned in the first seven projects. Color captions, materials and tools lists, and patterns with grain directions, wood tones and shim placements guide the carver through each step.
Author Biography: Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher are artists and woodworking instructors who specialize in intarsia. They are the authors of Easy to Make Inlay Wood Projects Intarsia, Intarsia: Artistry in Wood, and Small Intarsia. Judy Gayle Roberts is a member of the Better Homes and Gardens Wood Woodworking Hall of Fame. She is credited with the resurgence in intarsia through her books, classes, design studio, and newsletters. They both live in Seymour, Tennessee.
Author: Judy Gale Roberts, Jerry Booher
8 1/2" x 11", 89 pages, soft cover, 2004