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Project by Dedijerry posted 08-15-2011 03:32 AM 1284 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Smell the Flowers designed by Judy Gale Roberts. Yellow-heart, Aspen, Hard Maple, Purple-heart, and Walnut. Thanks for looking!

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clieb91

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 03:48 AM

Very nice work. Welcome to LumberJocks.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

#2 posted 08-15-2011 05:03 AM

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SawTooth1953

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 05:44 AM

Jer, Same comments as for your poinsettia wreath: Wow! Nice Job!
In the pics your finish looks excellent… how fine do you sand and what is the finish?

Spence

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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redryder

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 09:13 AM

I am always impressed with these Intarsia works and this one really stands out….......

-- mike...............

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Dedijerry

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 03:03 PM

Hey Spence! Thanks for the comments I sand to 320 then use about 2-4 coats of danish oil followed with a couple of coats Deft spray lacquer (Satin) stills comes a little too glossy for me I may try thier flat next project. If you could make that nautilus shell you could do intarsia.

-- Life is funny if you laugh at it!

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#6 posted 08-15-2011 07:31 PM

Very nice work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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SawTooth1953

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#7 posted 08-16-2011 12:06 AM

Jer, The sanding and finishing effort pays off… they look great. I don’t usually aim for the glossy look, either, but certain projects seem to call for it… of projects I’ve done, I used the gloss for the shell and the seahorse… I guess they just seem to need a “wet look”. The shell I made only looks difficult because it is a technique that most people aren’t familiar with… it isn’t all that complicated, especially compared to well-done intarsia. (I’m sure I can do intarsia, it just seems like it progresses too slowly for my taste…) (BTW, there are ‘advanced’ shell techniques that produce larger, true nautilus shaped shells and they do get pretty complicated.)

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#8 posted 08-17-2011 02:05 AM

Very well done!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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