Dopey – Intarsia Woodworking
I just finished up a fun project that I did for a friend. My friend did a neat thing last month; she posted on Facebook a “Pay it Forward” type campaign for the first five people that commented on her post would receive a gift from her within this year. The catch was the people receiving the gift from her had to also post the same thing on their page and pay it forward to five of their friends. As you can imagine, this caught on and spread like wildfire. One of the people that commented on her post is an out of state friend of hers that loves Dopey from the Disney movie “Snow White”. My friend came to me and asked if there was anything that I could come up with for her. I found two different designs of Dopey that I liked, so I decided to do an intarsia style wooden piece for both. This way, she could choose which of the two she liked and then I would sell the other. I did not have any set plans for these, so I had to create one. To do this, I took the image, and hand drew out a preliminary pattern to go by.
I started by cutting out each piece, sanding them all down, and then reassembling the image.
Then it came time for the paint and the backing. This is where I really was able to get creative.
I did this process for both of the designs. After sealing the piece with shellac, they were done.
Doing this project got me thinking about how neat it would be to do all seven dwarfs and Snow White to complete the set. This would be a cute idea for a children’s room or nursery theme.
After my friend chooses which one she would like, the other will be added to our current inventory and will be available for purchase. If you are interested, please use the contact us tab on our website and we would be more than happy to help.
-- Chris Mobley - http://www.cmobleydesigns.com