Latest Intarsia Project---1953 Ford F100 pick-up

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Project by wdkits1 posted 03-22-2009 03:11 AM 5841 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this intarsia for a customer in Texas that requested that I make a kit for him of the 1953 Ford F100 truck. He sent me a photo and I designed the pattern and made the kit for him. I liked the subject picture so I decided to make a kit for myself too. The finished piece has 175 pieces from 13 different woods and is in an 11” x 14” walnut frame with holly inlay.No stains,paints or dyes are used.

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 03:16 AM

Mind if I ask how you go about creating the patterns? Is it a long and tedious process?

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 03:17 AM

That is just awesome. What a truck too. I used to have a ‘59 F-100 but I sold it to make more room for woodworking!

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 03:21 AM

All of my patterns are drawn by hand. In the case of the truck, it was the correct size to trace the outline then the background was added to symbolize a Texas farm. Thanks for asking.

-- Mike --

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 03:44 AM

very cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 03:49 AM

Very cool. I admire your ability to work with different woods to make such a beautiful product. I can’t even identify most to the species let alone move them to a piece of art. thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 04:14 AM

Very Nice!!! Great Detail! Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 07:48 AM

Very nice piece. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for posting.

god Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 03-22-2009 04:21 PM

Another great looking piece of art. You did an absolutely great job on this piece.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 03-22-2009 05:01 PM

Nice job!

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#10 posted 03-23-2009 05:44 AM

Superb work, very impressive. Someday I’d like to try this type of woodwork.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 03-23-2009 06:13 AM

Oh you do such wonderful intarsia. Just beautiful. WOW!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 03-23-2009 08:22 AM

Having always been a Ford nut, if you are interested I would be willing to buy a copy of the pattern for this and any suggestions you have for wood types or general instruction, as I have never tried tis type of work. If you wish you can contact me at

-- Gary, Missouri

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#13 posted 04-09-2009 11:08 AM

great work

-- hrvoje

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 10:13 PM

This super cool ! i love to detail

Job Well Done!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 10:38 PM

That is an amazing piece of art. Very cool to look at.

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