Another my style of intarsia

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Project by halfacre posted 01-12-2018 03:15 PM 419 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used maple wood then colored the pieces. I never was much for soaking high dollars into exotic wood. Its hard enough grooming woods growing here.. The picture I used was from a famous painting, The End Of The Trail, so I tried to show just that in the horse, the land and the indian…

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#1 posted 01-12-2018 05:10 PM

I have had mixed results coloring wood, but your intarsia project colors turned out pretty nice!

Nice job


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 06:08 PM

This is a very nice piece. Congratulations.

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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#3 posted 01-12-2018 07:07 PM

3D effect is very nice, also the colouration. Do I see ’’NIKEs’’ on that Indian, he he ?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-12-2018 09:34 PM

I’m totally in favor of “your Style Intarsia” great work, mighty fine end result and I agree with spending $$$

-- 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 01-12-2018 11:01 PM

As a scroller; I know how difficult that project was!


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 01-13-2018 12:02 AM

Love intarsia. Yours is special with the dye. I really want to find time to do intarsia.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#7 posted 01-13-2018 12:24 AM

Ivan, good eye sight. His head band has Nike written out 2 times but very hard to see..

When I was looking up Nike I found a girl made the logo and showed it to the owner of the company and he paid her 35 dollars for it….This was in 1964 or 67?? Then in 2011 the company gave her a bunch of Nike stock, it didn’t say how much…Today it is one of the most recognized logos in the world.

Dale can I ask what wood do you use the most…Soft wood and pine are very hard to color. If you have a compressor an air brush might be the way for you to go…Most people use way too much stain or dye or what ever when attempting to change the color of wood. In hardwood, birch is about the worst for blotching. I will first apply a coat of regular paint thinner, the kind used in oil base paint. Or thin down some Elmers glue, one part glue to ten parts of water and try to get it evenly covered , let dry then do the coloring. Most of these colors in the indian thingy were from a kids water color set.. some were regular printers ink thinned way down. The green grass in the fore ground I thinned way down the let dry and sanded with 400 grit paper to remove all the green I could. Driving across Arizona it is hard to find any green except it the trees. I was trying relay everything in the picture what the indian might have been feeling and seeing as the title suggested ,
End of the trail. The horse was first colored with black printers ink thinned way down with water… Then after completely dry sanded many times to remove as much as I could then sanded with 150 grit in circles trying to show a horse that was very old and at the end of his life also….To really know what you want when changing the color of wood is to make lots of samples. Whether a person uses a power sander or hand sanding on two boards exactly the same wood and color will results in two different tones on the wood.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#8 posted 01-13-2018 03:51 PM

Very nicely done and artistically very pleasing as well. I like the playful Nike logo too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-13-2018 04:03 PM

Very Nice Intarsia Project Halfacre! Lots of Sanding in that one I’ll bet!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#10 posted 01-13-2018 11:41 PM

Beautiful project!!!
Unless you’ve made one you don’t know how much work goes into one of these and you did an outstanding job!!!

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#11 posted 01-13-2018 11:50 PM

Very cool I like the subtle sense of humor with the Nike stuff.

-- Custom furniture

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