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The red wood in this project is Bloodwood. I came close to quiting this one after discovering how hard Bloodwood is. I went through many blades.
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#1 posted 01-22-2010 03:46 AM
Super! Isn’t this site great. Sooooo much talent in so many areas. I have a hard time focusing on one thing and endup dabbling in too many things. I am just starting to do som marquetry. I would love to try my hand at intarsia but that will have to latter on. Only so much time in the day and Work seems to interfear with my fun lol. Thanks for sharing.
-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)
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#2 posted 01-22-2010 06:04 AM
These are all impressive. Great job.
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#3 posted 01-22-2010 06:07 AM
I have never worked with bloodwood and take your word on the problems, but the result is fantastic. The color makes this one stand out.
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#4 posted 01-22-2010 07:31 AM
Wow, I am very glad that you didn’t give up… the results are very impressive…
-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)
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#5 posted 01-22-2010 07:35 AM
Another super project very nice work.
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#6 posted 01-22-2010 01:28 PM
beautiful work – all your pieces! Very nice indeed
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#7 posted 01-22-2010 02:21 PM
Awsome, great use of colors.
-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"
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#8 posted 01-22-2010 07:07 PM
This looks fantastic!!! And I know exactly what you mean about scroll blades and bloodwood. However when it’s all done it sure is worth it! Great work!!! I may just have to get back into woodworking again after seeing this!
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!
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#9 posted 01-22-2010 07:23 PM
Very nice Intarsia – I believe the bloodwood was a great choice..
Thanks for sharing
-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC
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#10 posted 02-03-2010 09:08 PM
I’ve used bloodwood on projects myself. While it is very hard, it is nice to work with because the grain is close and will not split off like many woods do. The color holds fast instead of changing. I probably should back off a little on the changing, as I am told by some well seasoned woodworkers that all woods turn color with age and exposure to light.
As far as working with bloodwood I find that using sandpaper does not work as well as carvers cutting tools. Many of the burrs you will find in catalogs and stores work well on that wood. Keep up the good work.
Dave Roseville, MN
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#11 posted 12-28-2012 01:52 AM
-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.
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