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This is my Sunbird door I made for a friend’s new house.

This is the inside

This is the outside

These doors are 1 3/4 in. thick with a plywood insert on which I do my inlay, usually different designs on front and back. People give me ideas and I enjoy creating them in wood. My techniques are somewhat primitive. I do the background first , cut out the designs, trace around them and cut into background pieces. Like a giant puzzle.
Thanks for your interest in my work!

-- fool on the hill

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 10:13 PM

Very nice work

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 02:01 AM

That is quite the door. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 02:01 AM

very nice design ,
and good work,
thanks for the share !

-- 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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#4 posted 07-28-2009 02:06 AM

Very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 02:21 AM

That’s a fantastic door. Cool design (front and back) Thanks for posting.

-- John @

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 03:13 AM

Never saw a door like it. Great job, looks time consuming. How is it sealed?

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 05:51 PM

Thanks for your encouraging comments. I sealed it with several coats of Polyurethane (clear satin). Some times I like just the colors of the different woods and sometimes I paint the pieces. The door I am working on now has flowers so I am making it really colorful. This site is very good for the ego!

-- fool on the hill

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#9 posted 07-29-2009 03:51 AM

how long does it take to do this kind of work ?
it really is very nice !

-- 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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#10 posted 07-29-2009 03:57 AM

Very creative.

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#11 posted 10-28-2009 05:31 PM

awsome!!!!!! I’m courious like patron, How long does it take you to go from start to finish? I’ve been wanting to get into inlay work myself, any tips on tools I should be looking at or more important tips on what to avoid? L.O.L. I tried once and it was oh crap that didn’t come out right L.O.L. This is good for the burn pile. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work I’ll be looking for your post

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#12 posted 10-28-2009 05:34 PM

That’s one great door fantastic work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 09-10-2010 09:22 AM

Just discovered your work & wow! That is one beautiful door, wish I had a house full of them I would wander round the house with a big smile in every room. Bet your friend loves that, Well done!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#14 posted 10-15-2010 01:29 PM

Very impressive! I love that the door is different on each side… almost like having two works of art instead of one. I wish for larger photos for such nice work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 11-05-2010 05:13 PM

Margy- That is one spectacular door! I’d missed this entry so long ago. Have you done any others more recently? I especially like that you’ve patterned both the inside and outside of it. Beautiful work.


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