Pebble Beach # 7 Intarsia

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Well after many trials and tribulations I finally finished my rendition of Pebble Beach# 7 for my son who lives in San Diego. We will be visiting him next week and he has no idea that I made this for him.
The frame is 11” x16” oval made from Peruvian walnut. Intarsia woods; bushes and water—blue mahoe; Sand traps and crashing waves—holly; rocks—zericote; green—palo santos; grass—poplar; sky and sails on large boat—tulipwood; flag and sails on small boat—pau amerillo; mountains—purpleheart. 68 pieces. This was a challenging project.

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 08:43 PM

very nice piece … your son should enjoy it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 10:09 PM

You did a Great job on this !! I live about an hour from pebble beach and this looks Super.

Job Well Done!

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

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 10:24 PM

Man, that’s ART. I wish I could do 1/2 as well. Dang, my Dad would love that.


-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 11:10 PM

Exceptional piece Mike! Thanks for sharing!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 11:29 PM

Amazing Mike. How long you been doing this Intarsia work? I wish I could find a local source for all these different kiinds of woods.

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

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 11:32 PM

Great job, I also would like to know where to acquire these exotic wood species.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#7 posted 05-24-2009 01:27 AM

i didn;t know a golf course to look this good !
congratulations .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 01:33 AM

This is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

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

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 02:32 AM

I’m not much of an intarsia fan (probably because it looks REALLY hard!) but this one is very likeable. Sgreat subject matter and well selected woods.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#10 posted 05-24-2009 03:59 AM

Hey Mike
This is very nice work I don’t know If I’m pateint enough to try Intarsia. looks wonderful.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 05:11 AM

Thanks all for the comments. This was really a fun little piece to design and create.

To Jerry and George—I started doing intarsia in 1992 after reading an article by Judy Gale Roberts about this new way of creating pictures using the natural colors of different woods. I did a couple of the simple patterns that were in the article and was hooked. That is when I started collecting and playing with as many woods as I could find (and afford) to use in my art. Through the years I have learned much about the different working propertys of the woods and what they will do over time.I spent alot of time running the roads going to different wood stores just to find a couple of new species to play with. I still am always on the lookout for new woods to use and don’t mind paying premium prices for quality.

-- Mike --

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#12 posted 06-18-2009 04:15 PM

Another fantastic piece. You certainly have a unique style with your intarsia works. I also loved the pickup, which was beautifully done and very nostalgic for an old guy like me. These are as much or more art as woodworking. Keep up the fine work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-24-2010 09:11 AM

Awesome piece of Intarsia Mike ! I am sure he will just love it.

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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