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Project by KoryK posted 10-08-2011 05:20 AM 3901 views 17 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one ended up being real challenge to finish. I have to admit I might have bit off more than I could chew on this one. It has 387 pieces and ranges from 3 in to ½ in depth. I have never been so ready to finish a project. All the pieces, spacers, and gluing all were very difficult on this one. A lot of you have asked for “in progress” pictures on some of my projects and I tried before to take pictures, but get involved in it and forget. On this one I made sure to take the time to take some pics as I went. Then I had to have my wife help me figure out the posting of the “in progress” pics because I know as much about computers as I know about rocket science.

This piece took about 100 hours to make the pattern and actual work. It is made out of aspen, Purple Heart, wenge, blood wood, yellow heart, cherry, poplar, mahogany, walnut, ebony, Brazilian Cherry, and cocobolo. No stains or dies were used to achieve colors in the piece, just the wood colors.

Thanks for looking!

Starting out with the pattern printed off the computer

Get all the patterns glued on the different wood for the piece.

Start cutting on the scroll saw.

After you cut out all the pieces this is what you end up with.

Put all your pieces together and this is what you get.

Then start adding your spacers to raise the areas you want.

I use a drum sander and a spindle sander to get my basic shapes.

Then more detailed sanding.

Glue it together with your backing board and start putting your finish on.

Finished project.

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





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CRCastor

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 05:32 AM

Wow, where did you get that pattern?

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lanwater

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 05:46 AM

It looks great!

I does look difficult but you did an outstanding job.

The extra pictures really help understands thesteps involved.

Thanks!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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redryder

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 06:47 AM

Ya, I’ll pass. This project is a looker…...........

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

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S4S

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#4 posted 10-08-2011 07:41 AM

Whether based on a pattern or original design , your work is always exceptional . Quality presentation that is short and sweet , freely shared , and is sure to inspire someone viewing it to begin some nice intarsia . If they are prepared for a few hundred hours of work , the results can be very rewarding, as you have shown . I find the journey just as enjoyable as the destination , and I’m sure you do also . Many enjoyable hours . Seeing this makes me look forward to the day when I can get back to it , hopefully. Keep documenting your work …..I know you do this part time , but there may be a book in your future , and I know how you like to give your work away ! ........so keep track of the ’ jewels ’ ........take care Kory…......Moment .

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deon

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 11:01 AM

Wonderful great work. Well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 12:59 PM

It is an INCREDIBLE work of art! All the hours and time you put into it were certainly worth it though. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us. I don’t think that people realize all the time and effort that goes into these intarsia pieces. Your work is truly amazing and you have so much patience. It shows in every step.

Beautiful! Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 10-08-2011 01:18 PM

Terrific! Nicely done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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shopdog

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#8 posted 10-08-2011 01:24 PM

WOW!
All of your work is is exceptional, and this piece is unreal.
I’ve done some intarsia, and know how difficult and time consuming it is…and mine were simple.

Outstanding…
Thanks for posting

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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MShort

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#9 posted 10-08-2011 01:38 PM

Beautiful work as always. Thank you for the timeline of the building process. That really makes me appreciate the time and thought that you put into on of these projects. Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 10-08-2011 04:50 PM

Man, that looks like you had a lot of fun making! I really like this Lazy Dragon Design. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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ohwoodeye

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#11 posted 10-08-2011 05:52 PM

Absolutely outstanding. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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majeagle1

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#12 posted 10-08-2011 06:08 PM

Fantastic Kory, the details and craftsmanship are superb and thanks so much for the pics of the process….. it sure makes one appreciate all of the work that you put into your wonderful little dragons…. I love ‘em all !!!

What kind of finish do you use? And if you need to , how do you even begin to do any “finish sanding” between coats! I can’t even imagine…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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exelectrician

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#13 posted 10-08-2011 07:17 PM

The step by step photos are suberb, it is facinating how varied wood work can be to us all, I am still an apprentice in this wonderful world of wood, seeing your work is inspiring.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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plastercat

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#14 posted 10-08-2011 07:37 PM

Amazing truly blown away, i love it!!

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Time2beupinAZ

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#15 posted 10-08-2011 08:39 PM

Super great work there Kory.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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