Wildlife Intarsia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making 3-Dimensional Wooden Portraits

Overview

Wildlife Intarsia is a compilation of two decades of work from expert intarsia artists, Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. The book offers the best North American wildlife intarsia art patterns. Jerry Booher's scroll sawing/precision skills and Judy Gale Roberts designs, wood selection and shaping skills team up once again to provide a complete step-by-step guide to making three-dimensional wooden portraits called Intarsia.

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Overview

Wildlife Intarsia is a compilation of two decades of work from expert intarsia artists, Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. The book offers the best North American wildlife intarsia art patterns. Jerry Booher's scroll sawing/precision skills and Judy Gale Roberts designs, wood selection and shaping skills team up once again to provide a complete step-by-step guide to making three-dimensional wooden portraits called Intarsia.

Judy Gale Roberts explains how to choose wood — size and thickness, color and grain and provides shaping and sanding techniques. Full-color illustrations help the reader understand choices for wood grain and pattern layout. The book suggests the order of cutting and offers information about scroll saw blades (different woods may need different blades).

The step-by-step section of Wildlife Intarsia is a full-fledged demonstration how-to for creating a Bald Eagle, Wild Mustang or Bull Moose. Each demonstration includes a shopping list for wood, materials and tools. Eleven additional patterns feature North American wildlife and a legend guides choices for grain direction, shade of wood and raised areas.

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Editorial Reviews

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Intarsia is one of the more artistic forms of woodworking that can be done in even modestly equipped shops. A scroll saw, patterns and a few other tools common to basic woodworking shops will get you started with this intriguing extension of woodworking. Wildlife Intarsia makes learning and applying these skills easy and fun. With this book and a little practice, you can be creating wooden art that will astonish your friends and family.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232822
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 123
  • Sales rank: 663,078
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Gale Roberts was born in Houston, Texas. She attended Houston's Museum of Fine Arts School but eventually elected to study art "hands-on" with her artist/sculptor father, Pat Dudley Roberts. Throughout the 70's they created intarsia murals, etched glass and sculptures in metals for architects. Early on, Judy recognized that she enjoyed bringing wood to life by shaping it, working with grains and colors

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, Intarsia Workbook, and Small Intarsia. Judy Gayle Roberts is a member of the Better Homes and Gardens' Wood magazine's Woodworking Hall of Fame. She is credited with the resurgence of intarsia through her books, classes, design studio, and newsletters. They both live in Seymour, Tennessee.

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In their latest book, Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher bring you 14 exciting portraits of some of the most popular examples of North American wildlife. Wildlife Intarsia is a 120-page, step-by-step guide to making three-dimensional portraits in wood. Regardless of your skill level, you'll learn the secrets of creating these fascinating wooden inlay projects — plus tips on adding texture to the finished piece in order to simulate fur. Step-by-step demonstrations are presented in an easy-to-follow format for three projects: bald eagle, wild mustang, and bull moose. In the 8 1/2" x 11" soft-cover full-color book you find designs for wild burro, polar bear, red fox, Arctic wolf, bobcat, wolf, buffalo, white-tailed deer, jack rabbit, big horn ram, and raccoon.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1
Chapter 2 Bald Eagle Demonstration 16
Chapter 3 Wild Mustang Demonstration 32
Chapter 4 Bull Moose Demonstration 52
Chapter 5 Wild Burro Project 66
Chapter 6 Polar Bear Project 72
Chapter 7 Projects
Red Fox 80
Arctic Wolf 84
Bobcat 90
Buffalo 96
White-Tailed Deer 100
Jack Rabbit 104
Big Horn Ram 108
Raccoon 112
Wolf 118
Resources 124
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