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Project by dee2 posted 03-02-2012 08:16 PM 1212 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They are 8×11”, numerous types of wood and all finished in lacquer.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 08:25 PM

Out Standing! Tell us about the process? I have in mind an intarsa sign for my shop. Your pieces have that wow factor that i imagined.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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dee2

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 08:41 PM

Intarsia is assembling the carefully cut pieces after they have been fit together. I then begin the process of shaping each piece by using a rotary or spindle sander. Judy Gale Roberts (site is intarsia.com) and Kathy Wise (site is kathywise.com) have hundreds of patterns available from beginner to expert. This pattern I am not sure where it is from, it was in a packet with a router that I bought at an estate sale. I will admit…..I will cheat at times on the eyes. I will stack cut so I get a perfect fit!! If you make 2 they can be interchangeable. I also do spend some time choosing wood. I do like Philippine Mahogany or Lacewood for birds. Will post my hawk soon. If I do make my own pattern, I spend more time on the pattern than any other process.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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Kenny2946

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 08:47 PM

very nice!

-- Kenny, New York

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 10:04 PM

Thx!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 05:21 AM

These are very cool birds, your choice of wood is great, I guess it pays to spend a little more time when choosing spieces.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 01:02 PM

very beautiful. Eagles are no. 1 in my book. all very awesome

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 01:14 PM

These are all very nice and you did a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 09:13 PM

Very nicely done Dee2. They are beautiful. Bald Eagle is my most favorite bird and I’m at the planning stage of carving a life size one. That’s why I started by carving a Canada Goose which I am close to finish. I just finished carving water ripples on the base board; just need to arrange the cattails to make the scene little more realistic. I am hoping that I would have the eagle finished this year.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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