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Intarsia Carousel Rhino Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 01-26-2012 02:44 AM 3487 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another carousel animal for a series of at least 5 pieces. I have had a couple of good suggestions for a place to donate the whole set to after it is completed. If anyone still has any other ideas, please let me know.

This was a labor of love to finish this one because I have never used ambrosia maple before. If you have not, I warn you it STINKS when cut, sanded, walked by, or even looked at (strangely enough it does not start until you get it home). I was looking for a wood with a gray color in it and it was the best I could find at the time, but I still can’t get the smell out of my shop. It still turned out lighter than I would have liked. I have a hippo in mind for the set and will need close to the same color(but darker), so if anyone has another wood choice please let me know.

The pattern was made from a picture I found on the internet and ha 133 different pieces with 13 different types of woods. It took about 40 hours from start of pattern to a finished piece. It is 22 inches long by 18 inches tall. It was made with ambrosia maple, wenge, cherry, lignum, walnut, Indonesian rosewood, ebony, aspen, purple heart, teak, blood wood, zebra wood, and yellow heart. No stains were used to achieve colors and has a satin finish on it.

Thanks for looking!

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 03:02 AM

I never thought I would describe a rhino as “beautiful” but it certainly is. The wood choice is outstanding and the piece itself is a work of art. Your intarsia pieces are truly a joy to see!

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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Michael Parrish

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 03:30 AM

Very good I love the color choice

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Bagtown

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 03:38 AM

Love it.
What a great design.

Do you sell your designs?

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 04:23 AM

Wow this is an amazing piece,fantastic work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 05:31 AM

Kory, this is just a fantastic series. I can just imagine how they must all look together in a scene.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 07:06 AM

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 11:16 AM

hi kory another great piece

-- robert dignam

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 10:10 PM

You do wonderful work Kory and this one is no exception. Very inspiring!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 10:26 PM

Wow another amazing piece of work Kory. And what a great project you have taken on.

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

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#10 posted 01-28-2012 06:17 AM

I’ve never considered doing an intarsia piece before, but after seeing this I would be very interested in doing this pattern. My youngest son’s nickname is Rhino :)

-- San Diego, CA

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