Intarsia Mule Deer

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Project by Michael Parrish posted 07-27-2011 08:13 AM 3594 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I desided to do while I was on leave at my father-in-laws house. I used his new saw which I love but just dont have the money for. I have done a few Intarsia projects but this was my favorite because it was the first project I have done where I didnt need to use Epoxy to fill spots or gaps. This is one of judys patterns but I changed it in some areas and I changed up the wood choices. My father-in-law showed me alot of different things I could do to improve my woodworking and different ways to improve my patterns. I used all his advice and took my time to add more detail to my work. I hope you enjoy this Intarsia peice as much as I did in makeing it. thanks

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 09:00 AM

Very nice. I can see you had fun finding the right woods for that lovely piece.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 01:46 PM

That looks awesome. You may need to make one for me soon!

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 03:31 PM

Very nice bit of intarsia sculpture, your choice of wood make it realistic. Is the model you used to hold the
mule deer bashful, or is she just sending us a silent message? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Michael Parrish

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 03:41 PM

Thaks for the comments. Rocky thats no probem lol. Yeah Blue the wife thought it would be funny to cover her face with it.

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 06:03 PM

Very nice work, I like it. How much does it rise from the back? What kind of saw was it that you used?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 07-28-2011 02:43 AM

Looks great, start saving your money for a new saw lol. No I could see it was not just the saw, you are just getting better. Hope you had fun making it.

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 11:31 AM

Great work, love this style of woodworking,.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Michael Parrish

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#8 posted 07-28-2011 07:40 PM

Bear pie I didnt have to use any risers, I started with 1 inch wood but the ears,eyes and lower jaw were 2 inch so I had to do alot of sanding to even everything out and then more sanding to round out the ears and get the 3d look. The saw I used was an excalibur. They are expensive but I now know, worth every dime lol.
Thanks Kory I am learning from the best LOL. You have giving me alot of help. :) Thanks also Ken… I love Intarsia also its like makeing a big 3d puzzle and the only thing that limits the peice is your imagination.

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 02:01 AM

Very nice piece, Michael. I’ve also done two intarsia pieces to date, but I’m still a ‘newbie’ scroller.


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#10 posted 08-14-2011 06:22 PM

Great job Michael!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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