Intarsia Puppy

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Project by korys posted 11-15-2010 06:02 AM 3663 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I made for my grandfather. He was with my wife and I in July when we visited Roberts Studio and requested me to make this puppy for him. He is 95 and should be an inspiration to all of us. For his 90th birthday he took flying lessons, up until last year lived by himself, very active in the Masons, always online, and still taking classes to learn new things. He is now living with my brother to make his life less stressful. I have made him many things over the years and he wanted something small he could hang in his room. It was the least I could do to make him happy. He has had some medical issues in the last month and I can only hope this will cheer him up. Usually I can’t make a project without making some of my own changes (hopefully to improve it but not always lol), on this one I made it as close as I could to what he asked for. Hope he likes this and it shows in some little way how much I love him. It was made from walnut, aspen, mohogany, teak, ebony, curly maple, cherry, and poplar.


-- Kory, Greensboro NC

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 06:38 AM

Wow, awesome job on your doggy. It looks fantastic and i loved the story. I know a 76 year old man i meet several months ago. The nick name that i gave him was super man. This man does so much, i wished i hope i have half the enery and get up and go if i get his age.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 06:39 AM

Really first rate! Not a speckled pup in a little red wagon, but just as cute.

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 07:01 AM

Just incredible work, wish I hadn’t missed the opportunity to do the same for my dad.

Thanks for posting!

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 07:07 AM


You did a fantastic job. Your grandfather should be delighted. When we first looked at the thumbnail, it just looked like a photograph of a puppy in a basket! Thanks for posting.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 07:08 AM

Very nicely done and the puppy is really too cute. I’m sure he’ll enjoy this and see how your quality craftsmanship shows your love and admiration.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 11:58 AM

when I first saw the pic on the project page I thought it was a puppy (real) sitting in a basket someone had made. Huh Fantastic job.

There are a lot of extraordinary Elders out there – with so much to teach us. A big bravo to your Grandfather!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 01:03 PM

Great job Kory. I’m sure he was very pleased.
Next thing you know, he’ll be getting a scroll saw.

-- Steve--

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 01:50 PM

beautiful job kory … and a heartwarming story to boot … i was lucky that my father was still dancing and driving at 92, and made it to be 94. anything you can do for him and any time you can spend with him now will be with you for the rest of your life … keep at it. dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 03:04 PM

Cute pooch, Kory. He looks like he’s just waiting for someone to scratch behind his ears.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 04:16 PM

Great job Kory, your patience pays off! Love the story as well. Keep up the good work. The puppy and basket look very realistic.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 04:26 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so live looking and 3 dimensional. I wish I had the talent to make something like that!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 05:42 PM

Looks Great! You did a beautiful job on it. I am sure your grandfather was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 05:42 PM

Wow!!! It’s so cute puppy! Nice job.

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#15 posted 11-15-2010 07:47 PM

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ! so sweet!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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