Fallen Hero Intarsia Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 06-05-2014 02:12 AM 2233 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In some small way, I hope this lets the people who put their lives on the line to protect us know that we appreciate what they do for us. In talking to some people while making this, it seems some forget that Police Officers are not just there on the highway to give us a speeding ticket. When they come on duty they could give their life to keep us safe and as in my previous pieces with the military and fire dept. it puts me in awe of their courage. I hope that this piece will give us all a pause for thought, because this pattern was made from an actual picture of a fallen police officer’s funeral.

It is 22”x161/2”, has 287 different pieces, and is made out of 18 different woods. No stains were used to achieve colors and it is finished in satin. It was made with cherry, cocobola, ebony, aspen, english walnut, blood wood, babinga, spalted tamerin, wenge, ash, curly maple, osage, black palm, american walnut, yellow heart, purple heart, pauduck, blue pine.

Thanks for looking.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 06-05-2014 02:45 AM

Speechless…..what a great piece of art. Is this for someone special or just a “I wanted to do it” project?

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 03:02 AM

Thanks Al and this was a project was just one I wanted to do, it was not made for anyone specifically.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 03:29 AM

I’m still a fan of your Tomb of the Unknowns….all of your work is top-notch!

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 04:28 AM

AMAZING! Thank you for showing us this piece of amazing art

-- Ken

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#5 posted 06-05-2014 04:34 AM


Another inspired homerun!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 05:10 AM

Art work at its finest!

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 07:27 AM

Another wonderful thought provoking piece Kory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 08:18 AM

Well said, and so true! Another Master Piece! Once I saw the pic in the gallery I knew instantly who made this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 10:43 AM

Kory, one of my favorite e-mails to receive is the notification that you are posting a new intarsia piece. Yet another masterpiece that is uniquely your style of intarsia. Which technique did you use for the lettering on the frame?

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#10 posted 06-05-2014 11:57 AM

Amen! That is a great tribute!! Nice piece…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 06-05-2014 01:37 PM

You can take what everyone else has said and put it in here for my comment. They’ve said it very well how I feel about your piece here. I’m always so impressed with your work. If I did intarsia, you would be my inspiration and my goal to be as good as you are.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 06-05-2014 01:57 PM

A great tribute piece Kory, thank you.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 06-05-2014 02:09 PM

Wow – I really don’t want to say more. Just – wow.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 06-05-2014 06:19 PM

Thank for honoring the selfless. You did an extraordinary job on that piece. Your artistic vision is amazing.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 06-05-2014 06:56 PM

Well done and I too salute the police services around the world,they do a great job serving all of us. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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