Circus, Circus Intarsia Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 11-21-2012 12:19 AM 3074 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a picture of a bear in a costume on the internet and it just kinda evolved from that to make the pattern.
I had fun with this one and added a real zipper on it to give it a little more life. One challenge I had, so that the viewer could understand where I was going with this was to make the bear look real and the costume to look cartoonish. I used A LOT of spacers to give depth to the feet, hands, and face. This piece is by far the largest I have made so far, measuring 2 feet wide by 3 feet tall.

Woods used.

Bear-wenge, walnut, mahogany, cocobolo, ebony, yellow heart, babinga.

Costume-aspen, cypress, cherry, curly maple, babinga, wenge, ebony, walnut.

Ball-yellow heart, blood wood.

Letters-spalted walnut.

Background and frame- oak, poplar, pine.

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

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 12:35 AM

Wow Kory. Another super fine piece of art. You amaze me with everything you cut.

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

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 12:37 AM

This is fantastic Kory,love it.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 12:53 AM

Super project. Love the idea, also like the real zipper. Spent some time looking closely at that zipper to determine the wood used, then read the script.
Wondered if you designed the whole thing?
Bear face is very realistic.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 01:06 AM

You make the coolest pieces Kory, another masterpiece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 01:11 AM

Thanks for your comments Tim and Jim.

Dee, I saw a photo-chopped picture on the internet of a bear in a costume and then looked at some pics of close ups of a bear’s faces to get a better idea of where to go from there. I used Inkscape on the computer to make the pattern of the whole bear and added in the background and the words. In the process I thought about using a real zipper to add something to it. Now I’m kinda hooked and keep thinking of how I can use real things like the zipper into other project. Thanks

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

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 01:14 AM

Thanks Dan!

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

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 01:16 AM

Outstanding!!! I love it…..

-- Kenny, New York

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 01:51 AM

I always enjoy seeing what you create! This has to be one of your best (again)!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 01:51 AM

It stands out! You are going over the top!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 01:53 AM

That is really very outstanding. You certainly put a lot of creative thought into this project and your workmanship is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 01:54 AM

Well Kory, your Intarsia posts got me hooked on the art form. Keep leading the way buddy and continue your creative mix of media. Love the bears.

-- 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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#12 posted 11-21-2012 03:14 AM

Your work is wonderful, thanks for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 03:16 AM

It looks great, really well done.

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 05:07 AM

Great design, flawlessly executed, and soooo realistic. Love it!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 05:39 AM

Very cute :) love this one!! Great job on the details

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