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Woodworker Willie

Golden Lab made of woodSeveral years ago, I saw two beautiful pieces of wooden art hanging on the  wall in the home of a good friend in Langly B.C.  ( Ken Simpson ) As I looked at them, I thought that this art form was something that I would like to try. When I arrived home to Omemee Ontario I did some research and found that this art form is called Intarsia.

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I found some sources for patterns, ordered a few simple ones, purchased some tools and lumber, and I was hooked on Intarsia. I retired from my full time job in April of 2004, and I  found that in a year or so I had the house full of Intarsia pieces. The full house is the reason that I now offer my pieces for sale. I make my patterns out of 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood, and therefore can use them again and again. Compared to most of the Intarsia that I have seen, I do a lot more raising, lowering and shaping of the individual pieces than most people do. This gives my pieces a much greater three dimensional look than most that I have seen. Visit my web site at woodworkerwillie.com