LJ Intarsia class finally finished, many thanks to KoryK

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Project by jfk4032 posted 616 days ago 1456 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I must have sat so far in the back of the LJ classroom that I was in a different building. I started to cut this piece in the Spring when KoryK’s class had started and then various delays with the expansion of my workshop and getting sidetracked into starting up my lathe kept me from finishing this intarsia piece sooner. Over this past week while waiting for a new bandsaw to arrive, I went back to the frog, and I began to tweak the fit with some of the pieces, shape, sand and sand some more and finally finish, assemble and glue to the backer. Thanks again to KoryK for taking the time to produce and upload this intarsia frog project.

I used poplar and sycamore for the frog body, ebony, holly and redheart for the eyes and mahagony for the branch. I learned a lot with this piece and because I can be such a perfectionist I wound up cutting 5 or 6 pieces over…one of them three times! Although not perfect, I am still very happy with how it turned out. I’ll now have to start splitting time between intarsia and wood turning, as I really like both areas of woodworking.

For those of you considering trying intarsia, look through KoryK’s class and if you have the desire, a little bit of patience, you can achieve some great results with little or no experience as I did.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 616 days ago


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 616 days ago

Love it!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#3 posted 616 days ago

Really nice job on this piece sir!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 616 days ago

Very cool Joel

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 616 days ago

Your frog turned out beautiful!!!!! The shaping and colors are great.

-- Intarsia92

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#6 posted 616 days ago

your frog looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 616 days ago

Great job, I just ran across his pattern that I printed. I really want to do make this and attempt this style of woodworking… I got two more weeks on crutches before I get to go back in the shop. I must do this first.
I really great job on this…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 616 days ago

Very nice jfk .I am interested in intarsia just havent had the time to start .

-- Dubb , WV

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#9 posted 616 days ago

I Love It!!!!
Very Nice Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 616 days ago

That is incredible! Beautiful work. I’m gonna try the class. Thank you for the inspiration

-- Ken

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#11 posted 616 days ago

As I have said to students who are down on themselves. “It doesn’t matter if you are first or last, as long as you learn it.” Ya did good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 615 days ago

One happy little kermitty the groggy froggy looks great I need to get back to my intarsia strangely enough the last project I made was a groggy froggy too Have fun. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 615 days ago

Nice, very realistic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 613 days ago

Wow this is inspiring! Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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