I create wood Artwork using a scroll saw. Wooden Intarsia work uses natural wood coloring and grain to create a picture. Some items use leather dyes or other coloring along with the shaping of the wood to provide depth and interest (the item's description will indicate if coloring was added or not).
There are different types of work I do on the scroll saw. The majority are either Intarsia, Inlay, or Fretwork.
Each segment of the work is cut from a different type of wood. The segments are shaped and sanded, then glued together. Usually there is no coloring added. The colors come from the natural coloring of the different woods. There is a 3 dimension look to the work.
Using a special method of cutting, different colors of woods are cut so that they fit flush together. The piece is flat, and the colors come from the natural colors of the different woods.
In fretwork items, the picture is formed by removing parts of the wood, leaving an open space. In the example, the black spots have the wod removed. This requires drilling holes in each area, threading the sawblade into the hole, and cutting the section out. The blade is removed and threaded into another hole repeating the action until the complete picture is cut.