Intarsia clown

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Project by halfacre posted 12-01-2016 10:05 PM 572 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from a picture I took out of wife’s stained glass catalog. The 2nd picture shows the red frame I left as one piece while cutting all the pieces of the clown and the pieces after spraying them with lacquer. I use this frame to glue the finished pieces back in. This was made using 1”thick baltic birch plywood. Also a trick I found I use a bandsaw to cut some of the thickness off back sides of the pieces down that I want recessed so the other pieces will stand out better. All the colors are from garage sales from people selling those kits they bought to save money to refill their home printers with ink. This is the kits bought to save money to refill the ink which from my experience clogs the printer nozzles to where they have to go and buy new printers. Best bargains I ever bought at garage sales. A dremel with a flexible shaft did all the shaping and grinding. I never use any hand held chisels. The bits came from Woodcarvers supply, inc. None of the dremel bits are worth using, junk. I use a very fine metal cutting blade on the scrollsaw, The blade has 48 teeth per inch. It will break with much tension but leaves a very small gap between pieces. I’ll try to answer your question,


-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 10:37 PM

I really like how this turned out-plus you made this yourself with no pattern.

Down the road I would like to try intarsia.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 12:53 AM

beautiful work
I think you push me to try make intarsia
must learn at you tube first or maybe you make a blog?
thanks fo sharing

-- bambi

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 05:34 AM

Very funny guy. Colours are great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 11:24 AM

really nice picture – like the idea of repurposing the ink.

-- 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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#5 posted 12-02-2016 04:28 PM

This is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 04:36 PM

Thanks guys for the comments.

Since you asked I will go over to the blog site and try to explain my type of intarsia.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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