|Project by htl||posted 11-07-2015 04:21 PM||723 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Got the fall 2015 issue #60 of Scrollsaw Woodworking to build another project but found the patterns for Lazy Raccoon and had to give it a try.
I’ve never done a intarsia before so just thought I’d give it a try.
Well I finally got it done with 38 leaves.
I started just going to put a few leaves in the corners but the more I made the more it wanted.
I feel like it needs some more but just want to start something else.
It looks kind a busy in the picture but in person it looks better .
I cut all the wood down to less that 1/2” so ended up with plenty a walnut being that the cutting board was 1 1/8” thick.
I started to make the body 3/4” thick but my cheap Harbor Freight scroll saw just had a hard time with it so the 1/2 worked out much better and doubled my supply of walnut.
I should add that the walnut had a bunch a lighter colored wood so that’s where the tail and some of the leaves come from.
I wish I would have taken a picture of the cutting board.
The picture frame is mahogany from a scrounged bed frame.
It’s all walnut from a cutting board I found.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.