Intarsia Carousel Rhino Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 908 days ago 2659 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 908 days ago

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 :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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Michael Parrish

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#2 posted 908 days ago

Very good I love the color choice

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#3 posted 908 days ago

Love it.
What a great design.

Do you sell your designs?


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#4 posted 908 days ago

Wow this is an amazing piece,fantastic work.

-- Custom furniture

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 908 days ago

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 908 days ago

I like this job,Kory!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#7 posted 908 days ago

hi kory another great piece

-- robert dignam

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#8 posted 907 days ago

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 907 days ago

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 906 days ago

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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