Always Beware of the Infamous Clownfish

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Project by KoryK posted 706 days ago 4052 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was just a fun one to do and I have no idea of what I will do with it. Sometimes I just see a picture and because of the colors, depth, and subject I just want to make a pattern and make it. I did put a lot of depth into this one because almost every piece has some kind of spacer in it besides the background. The letters were a challenge because of the contours in the wood. I ended up putting the Cortez for the letters into the bottom three pieces of poplar before cutting them and then cut and shaped them. For those of you that are not into fish tanks or fish there is actually a fish named the clownfish. Hopefully it does not look like this one or I will never go into the ocean again.

It was made with red heart, Osage, curly maple, purple heart, aspen, ebony, Cortez, cocobolo, black mesquite, yellow heart, wenge, walnut, and poplar. No stains were used to achieve the colors. I usually don’t care for a gloss finish but I did this one in it because I thought because it being a fish it looked better in gloss.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 706 days ago

that is really nice…! I can tell you put alot of time and work into it….Clowning around has its rewards..

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#2 posted 706 days ago

:) Great project mate.

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 706 days ago

That’s awesome Kory, the lettering is extremely impressive, those must have been a challenge!

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#4 posted 706 days ago

Wow that is just amazing Kory. You do such amazing work. I love this peice. If you still dont know what to do with it ill take it. I have the perfect spot for it. Just amazing work again. Some day I hope to be as good at intarsia as you.

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

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#5 posted 706 days ago

Dude totally amazing. I love it your pieces, they are so well planned out.

At the bottom, the text is that just an inlay or does it go all the way thru?

Keep em coming…..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 705 days ago

I looked at all your projects. You are a very talented woodworker, for sure. Keep making sawdust and keep posting.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#7 posted 705 days ago

That is wierdly krazy kool. You are an artist Kory. Glad you’re all healed up.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 703 days ago

That is awesome!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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