Intarsia Tiger on the Prowl.

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Project by korys posted 1356 days ago 3035 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new project that I made for this contest and I hope this shows some fluidity in nature. While making this, I tried to capture a majestic animal stalking it’s prey through a forest. As you can tell, I really like to use all kinds of animals for my art. The tiger is made out of red heart, yellow heart, walnut, ebony, cherry, mohogany, teak, poplar, wenge, and curly maple. I had to bleach the red heart to make the darker colors more orange than red. It has 237 individualy cut pieces and about 100 hours to complete. No other stains or dies were used to make this project.

Thank you for taking an interest in my work,


-- Kory, Greensboro NC

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#1 posted 1356 days ago

Nice job,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1356 days ago

very impressive work with the tiger
but is it fair to use prof. models to the others,
it shuolden bee nessery with this project…..........LOL
thank´s for sharing it with us


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#3 posted 1356 days ago

Um, wow!!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 1356 days ago

That is beautiful. If my wife seen this she would want it. She loves tigers. The way you displayed it, from a distance it looks real to me. Again beautiful work.

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

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#5 posted 1356 days ago

this is awesome and definitely fluid.. I can see his muscles ripple as he walks.. EXCELLENT

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 1356 days ago

Fine work


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#7 posted 1356 days ago

when I saw your work on the project page I thought ” what is a photography doing on a wood worrking site” Man that thing looks real. Great job is not enough, but that is all I have so GREAT JOB.

-- F.Little

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#8 posted 1356 days ago


Amazing work, well done

Tony Ward

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#9 posted 1356 days ago

Great job!

You could get a lot of money for that here in LSU Tiger country.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1356 days ago

Really beautiful piece of work it is super nice, and that is alot of pieces and hours.
Great Job and thank you for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 1356 days ago

You could say it’s purrrfect!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#12 posted 1356 days ago

Beautiful, majestic, realistic!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 1356 days ago

Don’t you just love cats? Great job!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#14 posted 1356 days ago

Great choice of woods. Nice piece. I like that you photographed it outdoors.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 1355 days ago

very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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