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Project by Wes Giesbrecht posted 11-01-2010 08:41 AM 1809 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The goose is one of the few mosaics I’ve done that’s on a solid surface rather than on fabric.
A commissioned piece.
The home is on a lake shore where lots of geese congregate.

Okay, I’ve added the other 3 pieces that I’ve done on a solid surface.
All of them are examples of my very earliest mosaics, in fact the skinny horizontal one is the first.
It’s a headboard that I made for a king size bed.

The sunburst one is the first mosaic piece I ever sold.
I still have the maze. The tiles in the maze are only 15/32” and they’re all rounded over with a 1/16” bit.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm





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TJ65

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 09:50 AM

WOW, thats amazing.
Is it all just different coloured wood pieces? Are they all the same size?

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 09:57 AM

Many different species. Wenge, purple heart, bloodwood etc.
The frame is walnut and figured maple.
The pieces are squares and rectangles graduating in size from 1/2”x1/2”, in 1/8” increments
up to. if I recall correctly, 1 1/2”x 2”.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 11:36 AM

Amazingly beautiful !!
How long did it take you to build this ?

Lisa

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 11:39 AM

This is amazing! You must have a lot of patience…........ and glue!!

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 01:51 PM

Yea! What everyone else said…lol

Very cool!

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 01:55 PM

That is a beautiful piece and very well done. Congratulations.

-- 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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#7 posted 11-01-2010 03:17 PM

Excellent! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 04:23 PM

Very nice! Why is it called an Australian Shepherd, a European Swallow, an African Elephant, but a Canada Goose?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 04:31 PM

Wow, that is a beautiful piece!

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#10 posted 11-01-2010 04:32 PM

Very nice. Great job!

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 04:43 PM

Excellent work, and it brings back great memories of my grandparents’ place on a lake where the Canada geese were as thick as flies.

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

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 05:00 PM

Wow! This is mind boggling – I am impressed!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 05:38 PM

Wow!!! That is stunning. I’ve never seen a wooden mosaic. I love it. What was your technique? Did you lay it all out and then glue it down on the board?
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 06:04 PM

very cool

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#15 posted 11-01-2010 09:07 PM

impressive work
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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