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Elephant intarsia

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Project by Splitblade posted 06-17-2016 11:13 PM 801 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished an intarsia foe my wife who collects everything elephant. It was a late mothers day gift, I won’t say for what year. Elephant was cut out of lacewood and soaked in iron sulfate to turn grey (this is how they make harewood) lost some of the grey when I added oil but still looks nice. Tusk made out of some spare holly, inlaid into some figured purple heart then inset that into a Birdseye maple my wife got at some point (her 2 favorite woods)





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nonickswood

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#1 posted 06-17-2016 11:54 PM

Nice job, Great! colors, I’m sure your wife loves it.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 06-18-2016 12:05 AM

Great looking elephant! I love all the colors you used and how his ears overlap the frame—gives it a more 3-dimensional look!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Andrew

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#3 posted 06-18-2016 12:49 AM

Nice. You should call this piece Elephantarsia!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 06-18-2016 01:48 AM

very nice – great color selection

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 06-18-2016 05:46 AM

Fantastic job!

Afraid though that NOW you will have more of the “Oh Honey can YOU”—s than you want!

No good job goes unpunished!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 03:56 AM

Beautiful tribute to her collection. You choose some fine woods for this project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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