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Project by KoryK posted 724 days ago 1823 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been intrigued with eyes lately and I saw a painting of this one while searching for new project. I made my pattern with painting in mind and this is what I came up with. I liked the idea of the zebra seeing the lion at the last second. Did he get away? You make the call.

It was made with koa, walnut, mahogany, ebony, black mesquite, yellow heart, cocobolo, lace wood, aspen, curly maple, wenge, and butternut. The eye is raised to about an inch above the frame and is finished with gloss. The rest is finished in a satin finish. It is about 1 ½ feet tall by 1 foot tall.

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 724 days ago

At first I didn’t realize that it WAS an eye! This is clever and beautiful, Kory! Your work is so polished and seamless. Always wonderful to see!

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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stefang

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#2 posted 724 days ago

Original and well done Kory. I especially like work that is different and this one definitely fills the bill.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 724 days ago

Always superb workmanship but this one is extra special in concept… pure art.

Thanks Kory

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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sras

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#4 posted 724 days ago

Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Roger

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#5 posted 723 days ago

What an awesome mix o woods, and of coarse, just plain super nice

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

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DaveGlx

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#6 posted 723 days ago

Great narrative. Fabulous execution. Well done mate!

-- Dave -

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Time2beupinAZ

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#7 posted 723 days ago

Very nice work Kory. Another great work of art.

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

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 723 days ago

Beautiful !

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 722 days ago

Wow..that is pretty incredible man. I love the tight joints and the contrast between the Wenge and Butternut really grabs my eye….I was guessing they were the large portions of the zebra. Thank you for sharing!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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