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Project by KoryK posted 953 days ago 3063 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that I made for a coworker that wanted it for his wife for Christmas. He told me that he wanted something celestial, so I went to the internet to see what I could find. I found 4 pictures of what I thought he might like. As it turned out he liked something about each one, so I used certain things out of all of them to make one pattern.

After starting cutting I knew I was in trouble to get it finished before Christmas. I worked on it Monday-Thursday after work, then spent 12hrs in the shop on Friday and 14hrs each on Saturday and Sunday.

I tried to combine intarsia and wood carving for this project. Please note that I have not carved in a while and I have never attempted a face, so please be kind with your comments. The faces were carved with the exception of the eyes. I really enjoyed doing both and would like to make more with both art forms. If anyone have any ideas please let me know.

It was made out of cocobolo, purple heart, blood wood, curly maple, aspen, yellow heart, teak, ebony (no stains were used to achieve colors). It is 16 inches tall x 18 inches wide and is 1 ½ inches thick in places. It was finished with a clear satin finished.

Thanks for looking,

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





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 953 days ago

Whoa, KoryK,You really did a very very fine job on this one! I said it before and I’ll say it again, “you keep getting better-er and better-er!” This is really awesome!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 953 days ago

What a great piece of work. Love the wood choices and the fact there are no stains involved. Makes me want to try my hand at Intarsia.

-- Tony, St Louis Mo

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Mrthibs

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#3 posted 953 days ago

This is beautiful. Amazing work!!!

-- Mrthibs

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#4 posted 953 days ago

Creative piece,Kory!

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 953 days ago

that is so very awesome Kory. deluxe, I say, deluxe !!!

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

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MShort

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#6 posted 953 days ago

Excellent work as always. Love it.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 953 days ago

Kory – whenever I see your name come up on my alerts, I know it is going to be something wonderful and this is no exception. The design is just wonderful, as are the colors and the carving and shaping! Your work is truly beautiful and a treat to see! Keep inspiring us with your amazing talent!! You truly do beautiful work!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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MasterSergeant

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#8 posted 953 days ago

Just plain WOW!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 953 days ago

I love looking at what Intarsia you come up with. Everytime it is beautiful, with excellent Design & Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 953 days ago

Kory, this is a wonderful piece of work.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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marter1229

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#11 posted 953 days ago

That is a beautiful piece of work!

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

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SASmith

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#12 posted 953 days ago

What a wonderful piece.
Even more so since you made the pattern too.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Time2beupinAZ

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#13 posted 953 days ago

What a wonderful piece of art.

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

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 952 days ago

Beautifully designed and carried out. Love the use of the colors. Absolutely a joy to look at!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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jfk4032

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#15 posted 952 days ago

Terrific work as always Kory…what wood created the dark blue background behind the moon? Or is that just a casted color from the photograph?

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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