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Blog entry by Brent Golden posted 991 days ago 680 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This thing has waayyy too many pieces, close to 800.

And still a loonnngggg way to go. Using red oak, english walnut, aspen, satinwood, wenge, black limba, and haven’t decided on the others yet.

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com



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sras

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#1 posted 991 days ago

Note to self – do NOT use Jaguar pattern for my first intarsia project!

Seriously – that is going to look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Brent Golden

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#2 posted 990 days ago

Thank you.

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com

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stefang

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#3 posted 557 days ago

I think you did a remarkable job with the leopard spots, which is just like marquetry work. How did you get such a good fit?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Brent Golden

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#4 posted 557 days ago

Instead of cutting pieces one at a time, or the usual intarsia way, I would cut out a small piece from the body, then lay it on some paper and trace around it. Glue that drawing to my dark wood and cut it out. Sometimes I would have to sand ot some until it fit. Then sand down an entire section at once to get all the spots flush. Later I would sand to get contours and shapes.

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 556 days ago

There may be a lot of pieces but it sure is going to look great when you get finished.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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stefang

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#6 posted 556 days ago

Thanks for describing your method Brent. That is pretty similar to the way I am doing my marquetry, except that I trace the hole instead of the cut out piece. I back my main piece now with some taped on poster paper and that leaves a pattern of the cutout, then I trace using the pattern directly onto the corresponding inlay wood if it is light or I glue on paper onto my darker woods and trace the pattern onto that. Both of our methods seem to work well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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