Intarsia Dragon (SPYRO)

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Project by JimmyHack posted 07-08-2017 02:18 AM 1270 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I asked my daughter to search the web for what she wanted me to make her and she picked out this pattern. It was purchased off eBay from kbennett702. It intimidated me, but once I got started… it wasn’t so bad. Had to redraw some of it and improvise some pieces. She asked that I not use the suggested colors, but make it look like SPYRO (game character). People are amazed that no stain was used. In fact, I kept some of the scrapes to prove that the color runs throughout the wood: Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Padauk, Wenge, Aspen, and Walnut. My daughter LOVES it. 198 pieces and 26” x 21”... thanks for looking.

-- Jim Stilwell

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 03:32 AM

Love it!

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 05:49 AM

very nice

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#3 posted 07-08-2017 10:48 AM

That is beyond incredible! I only wish that I had that kind of patience. How long did it take you to complete that?

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#4 posted 07-08-2017 10:52 AM

Very well done.

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#5 posted 07-08-2017 11:53 AM

Excellent work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-08-2017 12:30 PM

Magnificant colours and 3D effect!

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#7 posted 07-08-2017 12:32 PM

That is stunning.
Another Guy in town does Intarsia so I’ve not attempted it, but after seeing this, I reckon that resolution is gone.
Thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 07-08-2017 12:36 PM

This is a beautiful piece and so nicely done. It diplays a lot of nice detais and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-08-2017 01:08 PM

Beautiful, I love it! Thank you for sharing.

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#10 posted 07-08-2017 02:24 PM

Fascinating work JimmyHack!

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#11 posted 07-08-2017 02:53 PM

Thanks for the compliments. It took about 30 hours, but less if I was to do it again.

-- Jim Stilwell

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#12 posted 07-08-2017 04:34 PM

That is soooooooooo cool, great selection of woods for the color contrast!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 07-08-2017 04:37 PM

Fantastic! I bet she loved it!

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

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#14 posted 07-08-2017 05:01 PM

I like it- well done

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#15 posted 07-08-2017 11:21 PM

That’s amazing. You should show that to Activision. That’s a great ode to Spyro.

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