intarsia: 1) a mosaic of wood fitted and glued into a wooden support popular in 15th century Italy for decoration 2) Judy Gale Roberts

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  • Experimenting with Different Finishes

    If you would like to share your experiences with finishing for others to see. Leave a comment. I picked up a can of General Finishes “High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat”  Satin sheen. I experimented with it on the aspen for the puffins. It did require sanding between coats which is a pain. However, it [...]

  • What’s New

    While doing a show in Iowa last year we met Bud & Brad Langhoff from “Langhoff’s Fine Wood”. Having his own sawmill, he has a huge variety of lumber. The boards pictured below are just a few that I purchased. They’re contemplating shipping wood, their phone is 319-377-2053. If you would like to take a trip to Marion Iowa, I’ve heard [...]

  • Using Sanding Shims

    My father and I didn’t start out using sanding shims when we created large intarsia projects for commercial installations. We would sand one piece, put it back in place and mark where it joined the next part. Then try to sand the next part down to the line as close as possible. It was years [...]