Intarsia Cockatoo

Intarsia Cockatoo

My cousin asked me to make a colorful parrot! He chose this cockatoo pattern by Kathy Wise. In this video I make this bird. I used Osage orange, yellow heart, aspen, ebony, holly, aromatic cedar, monkey pod, pine (stained blue), and walnut. I really enjoyed making this cockatoo with all different colors. Thanks for hanging out with me while I worked in the shop!

Psalm 91:4 (ncv) He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection.

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Here are a bunch of things I used in this video, some are affiliate links:

Kathy Wise Pattern:!/Sulfur-crested-Cockatoo/p/277629275/category=35342241

3M 77 Super Multipurpose Adhesive Spray:

Elmer’s Craftbond spray adhesive:

Titebond quick & thick:

Double stick tape:

Old Masters Gel Polyurethane, 1 quart:

Old Masters Gel Pickling White:

Colwood Woodburner:

Hegner Multimax 22-V Variable Speed Scroll Saw:

Holy Bible New Living Translation:

Abrasive Cleaning Eraser Stick for Sander:

Blue tape: (Scotch Blue painter’s tape, 2 pack):
Rustoleum Black Primer:

Krylon Triple Thick:

Powercap Active Respirator:

Pegas Modified Geometry blades: Lesley’s

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  1. 1958linedancer on December 30, 2022 at 1:34 am

    beautiful job Cy, I made a Kathy Wise Kookaburra and won Grand Champion with it

  2. MANY ON MISSION on December 30, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Oh Wowzer!! I see that Steve Good Promoted your video….WHOOT WHOOT!!

  3. M-C L on December 30, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Very nice job.
    I would like to ask you how you do with the writing (at the 15th minute). Do you burn with a pyrography or transfer letters? Thank you for your reply

  4. MANY ON MISSION on December 30, 2022 at 1:35 am

    QUESTION: What do you use to wipe off the spray on glue ( spray adhesive ) for patterns stuck to wood for scroll sawing and intarsia?

  5. Terry Timms on December 30, 2022 at 1:37 am

    That is truly remarkable
    Can you advise me about getting diagrams
    Thank you

  6. Claude Elliott on December 30, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Very nice work! Congratulations!

  7. Jason Richelhoff on December 30, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Hi cy
    Good job Bird
    You good job video
    You thanks video

  8. Claudio Rodríguez on December 30, 2022 at 1:40 am

    espectacular trabajo

  9. Josh Greer on December 30, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Do you have trouble with that brand of blades breaking extremely fast. I bought some about a year ago and I am going through them faster than the other brands.

  10. Alan So on December 30, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Очень красиво! 👍

  11. Alfred Spitzer on December 30, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. If you need deep penetrating stain try TransTint dye stains. They can be mixed with water or alcohol ( I use 90% rubbing alcohol) or 50/50 H2O and alcohol. Again stunning project, loved the video.

  12. caspianofnarnia on December 30, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Beautiful work, Cy. Love the parrot. I have Judy’s feathered friends pattern to do some of these days and I’ll definitely be using some stain now I’ve seen how well it worked for you. Thanks as always for the video. 👍🏻

  13. Sean Foster on December 30, 2022 at 1:46 am

    You have a whole vibe to you that I really enjoy! Great work and wish nothing but the best for you!

  14. Iman Hussein on December 30, 2022 at 1:49 am

    This is awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Mark D Maker on December 30, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Awesome video, new subscriber

  16. DocEE on December 30, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Another great project! You always make it look so easy! Love your new dust helmet. I’ve been looking at getting something like that also but the price tag has been stalling me. Just want to make sure I’ll be in the shop wearing it frequently if I commit to that expense.

  17. Tarek Thevesttebessa on December 30, 2022 at 1:53 am

    you best in the world good job🇩🇿

  18. Lynette Wilson on December 30, 2022 at 1:55 am

    It’s absolutely beautiful! But… it is not a sulphur crested cockatoo. They are white with a lovely yellow (sulphur) crest. I am listening to them right now squawking away in New South Wales, Australia. 😊😊

  19. QuincieJMc on December 30, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Love the colors, you made a new type of bird! Cockatoo Macaw…I love it!!!! Awesome imagination!

  20. fernlintner65 on December 30, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Gorgeous! Just really really good! Also says we are created in his image and no feathers lol love your channel!

  21. Kurt Tuttle on December 30, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Very Nice, Love watching you create stuff. I am working on something special but not sure when I will get it done, as my wife of 49yrs has to go into the hospital for a major operation. Oh on your ear protection, I would suggest you flip it around from the back, so the extra is not hanging down in the front, as it might get caught in something. Probably nothing would happen but never can tell. God Bless.

  22. Jackie Rudd on December 30, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Fabulous, that looked really difficult, Thanks Cy xx

  23. Linda Wallace on December 30, 2022 at 1:57 am

    awesome job i love it!!

  24. Atex Corrêa de Azevedo. on December 30, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Muito bom. PARABÉNS

  25. Jiggsy's Shed on December 30, 2022 at 1:59 am

    This is an incredible piece. Beautiful work Cy

  26. canh dovan on December 30, 2022 at 1:59 am

    very good

  27. Arthur on December 30, 2022 at 2:02 am

    What size is the magnifying glass you use.

  28. Ronald Ostromecki on December 30, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Great job MSIC. You hit it out of the park. P,S. I hear that Darth Vadir is upset with you…something about equipment infringement.

  29. creativisan inc on December 30, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Good job amazing

  30. MRrwmac on December 30, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Oh, almost forgot, that new helmet is great. Ask that “hubby” of yours to please increase the speed and/or adjust the fins on that downdraft table. It will help you immensely!

  31. John s casting on December 30, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Just fantastic

  32. Jose Gonzalez on December 30, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Very good job you are a great artist

  33. MANY ON MISSION on December 30, 2022 at 2:08 am

    I LOVED This…wow, simply awesomesauce SONflower!! Cy, you outdid yourself….lol….you always put up great work, doesn’t surprise me at all. Neat tool for the eye 🙂 Great idea about staining the pine to get the color you wanted. ps…I am loving my new table saw…I just ordered 3 woods to play online and it should arrive on Thursday. I usually just use pine….so this will be fun for me to try some pretty exotics. YEA….Anyway, I always love watching your creations. I am happy for you Sister Friend 🙂
    Love and Hugs
    Shell 🙂

  34. Gerald Shultz on December 30, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Wow!! Cy the contouring of each of the feathers adds so much to the project. Great job.

  35. Lori S on December 30, 2022 at 2:10 am

    You really have mastered Intarsia Cy! Each of your projects just gets better and better. This parrot is beautiful!!! A person sure has to have patience to do Intarsia and you seem very blessed that way.

  36. Francisco Corona on December 30, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Wonderful work!!

  37. Kerry G on December 30, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Possibly your best project yet! Great choice of wood colors and the blue was a perfect shade for the wood you chose. Any darker blue and it would not have blended in. (IMO) Love the new mask. Looks like it may be warming up more in your area.

  38. Mellanie B on December 30, 2022 at 2:16 am

    The time, the patience, the detail, the fun, the inspiration you share that gives others hope in themselves, that they can do anything they set their minds to do…is oh so natural you Cy!
    What a beautiful God given talent you have in many ways. Its what makes you shine.
    Your intarsia projects and completions, as well as other type projects you do and Hubby too.. are completely awesome.
    You inspire us all. You are a World Class Champion!
    God Bless you.
    Mellanie ‘Mel’ Boone

  39. Terry on December 30, 2022 at 2:17 am

    You did a really nice job on that challenging bird. Way to go. I envy you that cool respirator shield you got. It’s way too pricey for me but a gal can dream. 🙂 Here’s a tip: Wipe a light coat of Armor All upholstery cleaner on the lens of your shield to keep sawdust from sticking to it.

  40. Darrell Wells - “Different Stuff” on December 30, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Great work. I have started a channel to show some of my work.

  41. Kathleen Orce on December 30, 2022 at 2:20 am

    WOWOW! Cy, this is gorgeous! I don’t know if you have tried this, but I have seen in woodworking videos, where you can put small amount of course salt in between glued pieces preventing them from shifting. I have nor tried this, but thought I would throw it our there!!

  42. Sue Burch on December 30, 2022 at 2:21 am

    I love the piece but then i have a love of the birds too…. way to many here but love them all…. but if i may say something not to be critical but just a tidbit of knowledge if i may… cockatoos are all white except the black cockatoos which are black…And the Galah or ROsy Breasted cockatoo….. the Sulphur is which with exception of his crest which is a Sulphur yellow is all white… Also they are from Australia too…. your combining a McCaw colors which are vivid and stunning in life… but they are from central and South America to a bird in nature is white… try maybe using different woods that are different shades of white… I absolutely love the detail you are doing… it makes him just pop…. i hope she loved the piece as much as we did… sorry i was a party p%^per… i just figure you didnt know…. McCaws are a great deal bigger…more than double the Cockatoo

  43. valter caricchia on December 30, 2022 at 2:21 am

    beautiful . ciao Cy’s Corner

  44. Phillip Gavin on December 30, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Great job as always. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Stephen Mayne on December 30, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Cy, great job and It looks beautiful.

  46. MRrwmac on December 30, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Cy, Every one of your intarsia projects is wonderfully done! I mean that!
    This parrot is “absolutely amazing”. Your patience, dedication to perfection and choices of wood for your project is fabulous!

  47. Debbie Clark on December 30, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Nice piece … love the colors you chose!!

  48. Desmonde Hoppie on December 30, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Beautiful. Great Tutorial. Your verbal and visual instructions are very helpful. Thank You for taking the time to make this video.

  49. Elliot Abascal on December 30, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Hi there, I’m hooked on Intarsia. Not go at it but I’m trying. Need lots of practice on the scrollsaw. Your work is outstanding and amazing. Wish I had you as a neighbor!! Lol

  50. Jolien Brebels on December 30, 2022 at 2:31 am

    It’s beautiful Cy, I love it!