My 2nd Intarsia Project of Mice and Cheese

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-02-2015 11:32 PM 1833 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my 1st intarsia project, the Goldfish, here a few days ago. You can see it here.

I chose the 2 mice and the cheese for my 2nd project. It uses 4 different colored woods:

1. black ebony for the eyes
2. beech for the body of the mice
3. yellow heartwood for the cheese
4. maple for the inside of the ears and the tails

Making the 2 small tails is a little bit of a challenge. But I am used to sanding and making small parts for previous projects, so it was not that difficult for me.

If you are interested in my trials & tribulations of making this intarsia project, see my web site.

You can get Kathy Wise’s patterns and books at her web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 06:05 AM

Although I saw simillar project here, still this looks great! I like the 3D effect

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 06:30 AM

thats a nice piece Dale.

-- Theo , Germany - ---

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 08:47 AM

When I saw your first piece, the goldfish, my thought was that you needed some color in it.
Glad to see your stepping up your game…...............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-03-2015 10:12 AM

The Goldfish is the first and simplest project in Kathy Wise’s book. I think her idea is that you first project is all done out of 1 piece of wood, so it therefore simple.

The mice and cheese are level 2 project in her book, because now you are using 4 different types of wood.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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