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Project by KoryK posted 1298 days ago 2901 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a piece I made this summer that turned out a lot better than I thought it would while I was making it. It had 216 different wood pieces and at time was the most difficult project that I had attempted at that time. The reason I had so much problems with it was my old scroll saw was a cheap one and while I was cutting the pieces the table would vibrate and shift and not be at a 90 degree angle (I’ve learned you get what you pay for). Therefore I had a lot of sanding to get each to match and not have gaps. Only doing this for about six months at the time, it was a real learning tool to help me in later projects. This piece was made from walnut, yellow heart, curly maple, wenge, cherry, teak, red heart. I had to use some wood bleach to tone down the red heart to make it more orange than red. I took the first pictures in my back yard because I really liked seeing it in a nature setting. My daughter is modeling it in the last picture to show the scale.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory





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lew

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#1 posted 1298 days ago

Great work.

I think I must be having deja-vu all over again. I could have sworn I saw you this posting quite sometime ago.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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KoryK

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#2 posted 1298 days ago

Yes I did post it under the profile “korys” and I tried to let everyone know what happend on this one “Koryk” in my profile information on the new one. For some reason I lost my old page and could not access it anymore, I contacted LJ’s and the only thing we could come up with is to restart my profile. I did want to post some of my better projects to the new page because it was very hard to loose all the history. It means a lot to me that you remembered the project from before. Thanks

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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Jordan

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#3 posted 1298 days ago

That’s excellent!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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ShopTinker

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#4 posted 1297 days ago

That’s a great piece. I like it a lot.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Daniel Wise

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#5 posted 1297 days ago

I still impressed with it just as much as the first time I saw it. Good stuff is usually worth repeating anyway.

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Vasko

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#6 posted 1297 days ago

Gorgeous! Very creative, photographing it in a natural setting. I especially like how sculpted the tiger is, not flat. Good anatomy!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 1297 days ago

excellent – and that first picture…. NICE !!
oh and I love that eye … keeping an eye on me, the sly cat,..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Duane53

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#8 posted 1297 days ago

That is one great piece of work.

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Stormin

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#9 posted 1297 days ago

I never realized the actual size WOW as usual I’m very impressed with your eye for detail this project is truly art.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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58j35bonanza

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#10 posted 1297 days ago

Really looks great!

-- Chuck

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#11 posted 1297 days ago

I love it! Beautiful work and definitely a challenge to fit those 216 pieces together. Wow.

Jim

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com

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Dandog

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#12 posted 1258 days ago

That” a winner very very nice

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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