Human Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature Intarsia Set?.

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Project by KoryK posted 04-07-2011 03:38 AM 3298 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while sense my last project post because this one took a while to finish making the pattern and making two pieces from it. I found a picture on the internet and really liked it, so I went to work on a pattern. When I had it made I started thinking, that I always make a piece and put it on our walls at the house. Then end up giving, donating, or selling the piece. I usually don’t enjoy making a piece over and over because after I’ve made it once the challenge is over and I’m already thinking of the next one. So I think to myself that I will make two pieces at the same time and keep one for the house. But again (to my own downfall), I start thinking I will invert the wood choices to make it a little more fun and play with the colors. As it turns out, after getting both pieces done they look so good as a set I don’t think I can split them up. I’m in the same boat as always sitting here with blank spaces on our walls, go figure? Please let me know if you agree to keep them together or split them up? Just to give you one more thing to think about is I have already changed the original pattern so I can make one facing the other way. That way the firebirds would facing each other???

Without getting too artsy, while making these pieces I kept thinking of the concept of humanity surrounded by the beauty of nature and heritage. Then you invert the colors, it could make a statement about all cultures being in the same situation when you really look at the big picture.

It has some similar characteristics to my last piece, but if anyone has any suggestions to the origin or culture that the original art came from I would love to hear it. All of your suggestions about different cultural art forms from my last piece have given me enough ideas for new projects to last me for quite some time. I’m always looking for more.

These pieces are made from aspen, lacewood, cocobolo, cherry, yellow heart, bloodwood, and purple heart (No stain or coloring). They are about 14×8 each. I’m having a lot problems finding more aspen, so if anyone has a good source please let me know.

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

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 03:52 AM

These are stunning. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 06:14 AM

absolutely amazing!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 07:38 AM

You’re work and attention to detail is rediculous. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 07:41 AM

Wow, This is a masterpiece! You have a very creative eye! I think I would keep them together but if the price is right that might influence me into another decision. Very well done.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 12:44 PM

Very unique.
I looked at your other intarsia projects…masterful work.
How large are these? It would help if you photographed them with a ruler in the pic.

Thanks for posting

-- Steve--

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 02:33 PM

That is really cool! Super job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 04:43 PM

Wow… Beautiful! :)

-- Having Fun Doing What I Love To Do

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 08:45 PM

First let me say that I think these are extraordinary pieces and I like them paired. I also agree with your feelings about not wanting to make the same thing twice. I am the same, but unfortunately lack your skill/talent. Facing each other is ok, but not a big deal in my view.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 08:49 PM

Simply gorgeous. The finish is spectacular.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 01:05 AM

VERY COOL ! I really like this. Great job.

-- Have a great day.

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 02:05 AM

Beautiful Kory!!! I like them together. great job.

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 02:20 AM

Too cool Kory !!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 06:56 AM


-- Jen loves wood!

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#14 posted 04-09-2011 05:24 AM

I usually dont like glossy intarsia… but i must say it really makes these POP
nice job

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#15 posted 04-11-2011 05:34 PM

Not having ever tried anything like that. I’m going to ask the simple question.
How do you glue it up?

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