|Project by Allison||posted 03-31-2008 02:59 AM||2325 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I am posting these gators (there’s another one when clicked on) because of a question that eagle just asked me regarding the difference between intarsia patterns and stained glass patterns. These gators are considered segmentation. A pattern cut from 1 piece of wood and then stained or painted for the color you are looking for. I normally don’t have as much fun with segmentation but I truly did have fun with this one. It is the only thing I have ever made that I and turned right around and made another.
The “Grinning Gator” is what Deborah Nicholson has named this pattern, which is in the March 2007 issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts. I made this gator for my father for Christmas 2 years ago and I had sooo much fun making it that when his was done I turned right around and made one for myself. As you can see my father’s is outside of his home in southern ca. Mine however would be covered in snow. So since I did make myself one I had no clue what to do with it and then the answer was given to me when my coat rack at my house busted. I just hung up the gator and put some hooks below it and I now call it my coat rack! Wa! La! I like my fathers better.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!