Elephant Intarsia Project

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Project by korys posted 07-14-2010 04:51 AM 5485 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Judy Gale Roberts pattern and had a opportunity to visit her gallery last week, one word Awsome. Just finished this one tonight and I had a real hard time with the wood color. I avoid doing any staining on any of my projects and use just the wood colors. I had a very hard time finding the right wood for this one that would go from a light to dark in the same piece of wood. If anyone has a suggestions for a exotic wood source in the NC/Tenn/SC region, I will thank you in advance. This piece is made of teak, curly maple, ebony, poplar, walnut, cherry, canary wood, red oak, and again no stain. First one I have gotten to oportunity to sell for $$$ as a special order!!

Thanks for looking,


-- Kory, Greensboro NC

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 05:01 AM

This is beautiful work. Nice job on the wood selection and the shaping of the elephants wrinkles.

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 05:01 AM

very beautiful! You did a great job with this piece

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 05:19 AM

Have you thought of entering this in the fluidity contest? I sure see movement in that elephant! Beautiful color matching. Masterful intarsia work.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 05:33 AM

Beautiful looking piece. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 05:45 AM

That is fabulous,thanks for sharing! Can you tell me the size, it’s hard to tell by the photo, but it looks large.

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 05:48 AM

Simply wonderful

-- Norman

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 06:18 AM

Thats really cool, you do wonderful work.

I just met Judy this past weekend at the World Scroll Saw Expo in Wilmington Ohio she had some awesome work and she was a really nice lady. Did you take any of her classes? I have heard they are really good.

I will be posting on my blog all to great pictures I took so feel free to go take a look.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 06:33 AM

Well done Kory!!! Amazing…

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 07:44 AM

All of your intarsia work is just stunning to look at….and this one is no exception! Seeing posts like yours is really inspiring to me. This is definately something that I’d like to try my hand at some day. Very beautiful work, thanks for sharing it with all of us! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 10:13 AM

Man, there are no word on how good this is really!!! Its so real looking and perfect. You have some real talent my friend! These type of projects take woodworking to a new level. WOW!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 10:20 AM

Nice work Kory. I think your wood looks great on this project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 07-14-2010 01:06 PM


-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#13 posted 07-14-2010 05:52 PM

That is simply beautiful! Amazing detail.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 08:44 PM

Real nice job Kory .

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#15 posted 07-14-2010 11:12 PM

Wow Kory – You do some awesome work, so impressed with your skills. – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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