Whispering Winds Intarsia Wall Hanging.

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Project by KoryK posted 02-07-2013 03:39 AM 4647 views 7 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new one I just finished for a show and it turned out a little better than I thought. Using intarsia as a medium, it has always been hard for me to do people and make them look right. I have had the walnut behind the girl for about two years now waiting for a project that would bring out the color changes in that piece of wood (it was actually around a knot in the wood that would be right behind the lady). It ended up using 125 pieces and is 20 inches tall by 16 inches wide.

It was made from blood wood, yellow heart, mahogany, cherry, aspen, babinga, lignum, walnut, curly maple, and ebony. No stains or dyes were used and it has a satin finish.

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 03:43 AM

Beautiful work KoryK!

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 04:03 AM

Very, very nice!

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 04:09 AM

Wow !!! Beautiful.

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 04:36 AM

Stunning work!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 04:41 AM

Wow, I can’t imagine you getting any better than this. just amazing work. Way to go!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 04:53 AM

Well it may have been hard to get it right in the past Kory…. but that’s in the past.
This is very right.
From her elegant fingertips to the her tippy toes, she’s perfect.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 05:40 AM

I imagine that faces and eyes would be the most challenging. This piece has that avant-garde look without trying to be too realistic. It looks great…...........................

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 06:38 AM

very cool

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 07:06 AM

Your Intarsia skills continue to amaze me. This is a beautiful piece as is all your work.

-- 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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#10 posted 02-07-2013 07:13 AM

Beautiful work, like the others

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 02-07-2013 09:34 AM

A wonderful piece of art and woodworking Kory. It just doesn’t get better than this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-07-2013 10:18 AM

wow this is amazing!
How it is possible to join so many totally diffrent parts!


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#13 posted 02-07-2013 01:05 PM

Stunning work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 02-07-2013 02:19 PM

Beautiful artistry and your craftsmanship is outstanding!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 02-07-2013 02:23 PM

It may be hard for you to do the human form, but this wood sculpture shows that you can definitely make them
look right. You have also mastered the craft of selecting and forming the right woods to make the entire
project blend together and look terrific. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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