Intarsia Rose

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Project by luv2learn posted 11-10-2012 02:02 AM 4724 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at Intarsia. Credit for the rose design goes to Judy Gale Roberts The rose petals are made from cedar and highlighted with cottonwood. The leaves are made from poplar, the stem and thorns from walnut. The finish is a couple of coats of high gloss lacquer. The overall piece is 20”x16 1/2”

This thing took forever to make because I wanted to try this art form with just the basic understanding of what Intarsia was. Other than the design, I wanted to figure out the various elevations of the individual pieces myself. I also wanted to experiment with the sanding, blending, fitting, and shaping of each piece. I was impressed with fellow LJ koryk’s idea of really enhancing the elevations of the various pieces to get a more three dimensional look to the finished product.

Now that I have struggled though two pieces without much instruction I will probably buy a book or two from the professionals and see how they do it :).

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 03:53 AM

Very fine work – I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 12:46 PM

Really kool, and gr8 wood combo selections.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 02:14 PM

I’m amazed at how 3D this looks. If I didn’t know better I would say you are working toward perfecting this art. Your rose has depth and it looks really nice! I’ll be watching for more of your beautiful work!


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 02:46 AM

You did a very nice job shaping the rose!! Good choice of woods.

-- Intarsia92

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 06:03 PM

wow amazing work man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 04:04 PM

That is great looking.

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

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