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Raccoon Intarsia

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Project by Dr_T posted 07-06-2015 11:57 PM 1214 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the wife requested that I make her an intarsia piece after I’ve made presents for several other family members. What was I going to do? Have to keep the wife happy. :-)

This was another Judy Gale Roberts pattern, this one reduced by 25%. I used Cedar, Walnut, and Peruvian Walnut for the different colors.
Photo 1 – The finished piece while the lacquer is still drying. Bright overcast makes for the best outdoor photos.
Photo 2 – The finished piece in its final place on the wall. The lighting from the lamp helps emphasize the shaping of the pieces.
Photo 3 – Planning complete, all of the pattern pieces have been glued to the right boards. Just looks so much like a raccoon in this picture!
Photo 4 – Finished cutting out all of the pieces.
Photo 5 – Pieces assembled, not happy with the forehead piece which I had to split into 2 due to lack of a wide enough board. Doubtful about being able to fill the gap well enough that it will not show.
Photo 6 – All of the pieces shaped, still not happy with the forehead piece. I eventually bit the bullet and bought a different board that was wide enough for the entire piece.

Hope you enjoy it as much as the wife does!





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 01:03 AM

very nice grain selection and shaping

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 09:47 AM

Outstanding intarsia. It looks so alive and authentic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 08:31 PM

Must be happy,looks very nice!

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 12:02 AM

Looks nice. I think you made the right choice by recutting the forehead.

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Dr_T

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 02:11 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Redoak49 – Getting the grain correct is always somewhat of a challenge. You have an idea of what it will do from the surface of the board, but when you shape a piece it can really change how the grain appears.

Majuvla – I guess it is as alive as a piece of dead tree can be then!

Bud_3 – The wife is happy with it, which is the key part!

Woodbutcher7 – I was definitely happier with it once I got it finished, which I guess is all that really matters. :)

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htl

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#6 posted 10-18-2015 03:40 AM

Out standing work!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 10-18-2015 04:19 PM

I really do like this piece. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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