Wood Intarsia Dog Portraits

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Project by sumtertius posted 04-25-2014 04:02 AM 3302 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of the dog leash holders I’ve been doing. All natural wood, no stains or paints used.

-- The Knothouse of Dubois, Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 04:46 AM


-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 06:56 AM

Wow, very impressive and realistic looking. Do you start with a photograph, or what?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 10:58 AM

Supernice! I like it how you have combined the different types of wood. Great!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 01:31 PM

Great idea for leash holders and yours are nicely done. Have you ever come across a pattern for a Doberman? I found one for a Dobie puppy, but I want one for a full grown Dobie.

By the way, I’m a fan of all your intarsia you have put here. I haven’t commented on all of them, so get a stamp that say “PaulDoug likes this” to put on them all.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 03:20 PM

Good idea, and nice work…

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 04-25-2014 05:10 PM

Looks ready to chase a ball.

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#7 posted 04-25-2014 05:25 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments! Yes, I go from owner’s own photos or I have stock photos. I started with the lab template from Then friends and family started sending their own pics. Love the Challenge of a new breed.
PaulDoug: Your stock pic of your doberman looks like a cool one to do. The Ebony might be a little pricey though. I just finished a black lab that cleaned me out of my gaboon Ebony! Here’s one of the pics from the black lab. Man!

-- The Knothouse of Dubois, Pennsylvania,

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#8 posted 04-25-2014 08:15 PM

Nicest dog intarsia pattern I have seen. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 04-26-2014 02:06 AM

Welcome Sumestriquis! And from DuBois no less. Your intarsia is great. I come from a steel town called Johnstown. It’s nice to have you and your work all up on this site!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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