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Project by KoryK posted 11-09-2011 03:15 AM 3545 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece made for my brother’s friend. He wanted something small for a friend and had seen another one of these that I made. The original pattern came from a book by Kathy Wise, but I made changes in the color pattern (the frog was supposed to be just one kind of wood). This is third one of these I have made and each time I just can’t leave it well enough alone. I don’t know what the deal is but, each time I have to change it up with the pattern and colors. I do enjoy making this one because the hands and feet are a real challenge to make.

It was made from purpleheart, yellowheart, blood wood, ebony, walnut, cherry. It is about a foot long x four inches across and all the wood started out at an inch thick and took about 25 hours to make. It is finished in a gloss finish to try to achieve a wet look.

Thanks for looking

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





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Roger

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 03:33 AM

that is ust way too kool Kory. very awesome combos of woods, and a gr8 finish. Fantastic !

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 04:56 AM

Holy Cow…amazing!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 05:20 AM

Fantastic Kory!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 06:24 AM

That’s beyond intarsa, more like sculpture.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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sras

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 07:07 AM

Cool pattern and the colors are great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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kiefer

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 07:19 AM

Very cool looking sculpture KORY and I like it !
The woods and finish are just awesome
He looks like straight from the pond
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 08:39 AM

Very nice,Kory!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 10:58 AM

I like what you have come up with. The colors really pop. It looks so life like…..great work as always!

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

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 12:03 PM

You do some amazing work Kory..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 11-09-2011 01:52 PM

I love frogs and wood so I loooove this.

-- Leanne, Australia, http://www.sawdustartonline.com

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 02:13 PM

I like it. Nice choice of woods and well joined.
The upper foot appears to have lines between the fingers. Are those lines ebony?
Those feet look very delicate,

-- Mel,

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ttleigh

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#12 posted 11-09-2011 06:07 PM

Oh I like it alot!!

-- tt in Delaware

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NBeener

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#13 posted 11-09-2011 06:12 PM

I have NO idea what the inspiration was, for this project, but I LOVE it !

In the late-90’s, my wife and I were in Costa Rica. We got to SEE some of these lethal little buggers in their native habitat. As is so common in nature … beautiful = deadly. My darling wife is just ONE example of that ;-)

Nicely done !

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 11-09-2011 09:47 PM

hi! I too work in the technician of an intarsia, and work is pleasant to me, though the green frog too would look effectively.

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#15 posted 11-10-2011 01:05 AM

Stunning.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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