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Project by stefang posted 07-17-2012 05:45 PM 2491 views 1 time favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first intarsia after first doing a little practice piece which I didn’t complete. It is based on my son’s drawing of Thor, his version of the comic book hero. I traced the main features from his drawing on my light board and then changed the details to something I could cut seen in photo #3. There are about 150 pieces altogether. The intarsia wood is recycled pine shelving and the frame is White Oak and it is the size of an A4 piece of paper.

I have to admit that the results aren’t very good, but this was meant as a learning piece and I did learn a lot from it, and I enjoyed the work so much that I plan to do a lot more. Who knows? Maybe I will get better at it. That said, I still think it is a fun piece to look at, especially if you’re not a woodworker!

I took the unfinished intarsia with us to Sweden when we visited our son in June and it was my intention to glue it to a backing and frame it there, as it was intended as a gift to him. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, so I had to take it back to Norway with us, and I just now got it done and ready for mailing.

Thanks for having a look.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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SPalm

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 05:50 PM

Sweet.
Looks dang nice from here.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 05:57 PM

Looks good from over here too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 06:00 PM

That is great Mike

First attempt even better.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 06:01 PM

Mike,

I think it is quite Grand and good use of the natural wood grain.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 06:11 PM

Wow,Mike! What a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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#6 posted 07-17-2012 06:11 PM

I guess I am not a woodworker!
Better than anything I have made! and certainly a better use of a pine shelf, than…well, a pine shelf.

And he is wielding a wooden mallet, so that was a cool choice!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 06:17 PM

You and your son did a great job.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 06:30 PM

Very nice work Mike a really unique project.

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks guys. It probably looks a little strange with no color, but my son wanted that way. I am a little surprised that it became a picture using just wood. Now he will have to hang it on the wall every time we visit him, lol. I give most of my work away, so I probably won’t be doing many wall pieces for just that reason.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#10 posted 07-17-2012 07:51 PM

you sly fox mike

this came out great !

that’s the difference from painting and intarsia
they can ‘fade’ their lines
but with intarsia every piece needs to have a border to cut to

glad you had a good visit
and made it home saftly

now to the weeds !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Brit

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#11 posted 07-17-2012 08:03 PM

Looks great Mike. Looking at it again, I think you should have put a pig sticker in his other hand. LOL. You should be proud of it. For a first attempt at intarsia, I think you did a fantastic job.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 07-17-2012 09:22 PM

Looks very good to me.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#13 posted 07-17-2012 09:46 PM

Like it, nice drawing too. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#14 posted 07-17-2012 09:54 PM

mike i think you did an incredible job, and i would be so proud to have this on my wall here in my home, yours sons artistic ability is beyond wonderful, if he isn’t making a living from his art, he should be, he is beyond fantastic…and with your new found woodworking here, i cant wait to see what you do next, ive wanted to also get into it, but with the projects ive needed to do for others, i have not had the time yet, but im getting so inspired by this that it wont be long before i give this a try, fantastic post…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 07-17-2012 10:26 PM

Super Job Mike!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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