intarsia blue jay

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Project by dbourque posted 1295 days ago 1397 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this blue jay for my mother-in-law’s birthday. I decided to replace the wood for the feathers on the back with white maple and then stained it blue to really make it stand out and look realistic. The remainder of the wood follows the colour and grain suggested by the pattern I bought.

-- Doug, New Brunswick, Canada

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#1 posted 1295 days ago

Isn’t that more a carving than intarsia? no matter it looks lovely.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 1295 days ago

We have Blue Jays visit our birdfeeder daily. The resemblance is incredible. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 1295 days ago

Very nice work.

I’ll bet she loved it.


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#4 posted 1294 days ago

now thats a nice piece. looks life like. did you stain or dye the blue.


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#5 posted 1294 days ago

Hello Doug

A very nice piece

Your mother in law will happy with this present

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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