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Project by Dr_T posted 12-03-2016 05:31 AM 768 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the Mother-in-Law decided that she liked the Intarsia that I made for the Wife. Sooo, what are you going to do? :-)
Decided to try a few different things out on the new one. I was able to find a really green Poplar board so I made all of the leaves out of that. There’s not a lot of grain pattern, but I think the color turned out really well. All of the body and branch are made from Western Red Cedar. The dark bits are either American Walnut or Peruvian Walnut.
Hope you enjoyed it!

Photos:
1. Finished project
2. All glued together but no finish. Sometimes there is a really dramatic color change when I put the clear coat on. This time, not so much.
3. Close up
4. The original that I made for the wife.





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 12:43 PM

This little guy is beautiful. Nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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BB1

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 12:56 PM

Really nice! Very interesting how you used the various natural wood colors.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 02:01 PM

Real nice and quite a feat duplicating so close to the original.

-- 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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htl

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 03:30 PM

That really came out nice!!!

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

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 04:36 PM

Just delightful!

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 04:46 PM

Great work!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 09:55 PM

It’s a nice piece of art that is creatively done with a lot of craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Dr_T

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#8 posted 12-03-2016 10:06 PM

Thanks all! Glad you all enjoyed it! I’ve got a few ideas for some other projects that are coming up, including some furniture that would include some Intarsia work. We will see if it works out or not. ;-)

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JimInNM

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#9 posted 12-04-2016 01:52 AM

You really did a terrific job on this, it’s beautiful

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#10 posted 12-04-2016 05:14 AM

Amaizingly realistic job and it looks adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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