This rooster is the largest in size (16" x 16") that I have completed, though I have made other projects larger in number of individual pieces involved (this guy has 34). Some of the wood I used in this specific rooster include zebra wood, pine, bloodwood, basswood, and mahogany. The pattern came from Garnet Hall.
Here is the largest intarsia project I have done in number of pieces (102). The original pattern I altered slightly by adding a third mast at the request of my customer. This, so far, has been my most challenging piece to cut, although the shaping aspect was fairly simple. There were 102 pieces in this project. Some of the types of wood used: Padauk, zebra wood, bass wood, oak, pine, blue pine, mahogany, maple, aspen, and walnut. Pattern purchased from The Wooden Teddy Bear.
Dolphins are a favorite of mine. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it is a common sight to see porpoises right off the beach. This was one of my first "learning" projects, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good jumping off point to start with in learning to do intarsia. Don't quote me on the wood type...believe I used walnut and pine. Pattern from my favorite go-to intarsia site: Judy Gale Roberts. (See Links for her website.)