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Last weeks I did my second intarsia piece. And I have learned a lot. First I stoped using my chevalet du marqueteri. I had hoped that I could use this chevalet for this work. The biggest problem was clamping. So halfway I disided to use my bandsaw. My finest blade is 6 mm and therefor I made the pieces a little bigger and than sanded them to the wright measerment. Not all pieces are fit correctly but for the first time I’m “satisfied”.

Thanks for watching

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?





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#1 posted 12-10-2015 06:55 PM

That looks great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 06:57 PM

Very nice first go at this intarsia. Well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 07:05 PM

Very Well Done DUTCHY! Looks good, another work of art, I look forward to the next projects!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 07:23 PM

Absolutely a wonderful looking project. If you never told me about the little shortcomings I most likely wouldn’t have even seen them. Excellent job!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 08:22 PM

That’s one great Racoon!!!
If you hadn’t said anything the Beauty would have hide what you look at as mistakes which in reality are the things that give it personality.
Am I making any sense here? LOL

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

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 09:00 PM

Thanks all.

Brian It’s harder than I thought.

htl I said it is wax but in reality it is botox.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 09:22 PM

I’ve never heard of intarsia before, but this is amazing.

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 09:28 PM

Looks great.

My grandfather made one of these raccoons about 20 years ago, so I have a soft spot for this little guy.

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htl

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#9 posted 12-11-2015 12:32 AM

I kinda goofed on my raccoon all the leave I added hides the raccoon.
Your turned out so nice, the face is just out standing, it all is but that face. lol

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

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 01:14 AM

Very nice.

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 05:10 AM

He is so cute. Very smart choice of woods, make it more realistic and authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#12 posted 12-11-2015 08:24 AM

Thanks all.

Adam44 There is a lot intarsia here at LJ.

Dave Nice to hear your grandfather made one of these raccoons about 20 years ago, To me it’s pretty new (thanks to the internet), but I saw that the drawing was made in 1987.

htl Your raccoon is maybe even better. You always can take th leaves away.

Ivan I have listened to you and didn’t make it glossy.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#13 posted 12-11-2015 02:21 PM

i’m working on my first intarsia piece, how did you round over all the edges? by hand? round over bit?
Thanks,looks great! Only the craftsman can find fault, others see beauty

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Dutchy

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#14 posted 12-11-2015 04:43 PM

The tail is done with round over bit. The leaves by hand and round over bit. All others by hand on drum sander and handsanding.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#15 posted 12-11-2015 08:58 PM

being deaf my dutch is beyond even learning—but woody is a well spoken language. Your work is terrific and it shows—it is not only the cutting that make it great but the choice of woods and colors. I am still learning and each new project makes for a nicer gift for friends—-keep up the good work

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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