First attempt at intarsia

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Project by dust4tears posted 02-16-2013 12:39 AM 1377 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this pattern out of the spring issue of Woodworks and Craft. I even contacted the pattern maker Linda David and she was very willing to give advice.

It has purple heart, Padauk, Poplar, and zebra wood.

Any thoughts/suggestions and critiques are welcomed…

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 01:04 AM

That was one heck of a challenge to take on for your first piece. You did good. I love the colors you chose. They look great. I know I took on a big challenge making mine. I think a little more shaping and it would be awsome. That is something I struggle with to, is the shapping on some of my projects.

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

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 01:31 AM

Your pieces at least fit together. I thought they would have fit better and I do not know where I went wrong. But, I think it gave it depth. I tried to fill the gaps with sawdust and it didnt work.

I used dowels instead of the screws. Did you use the screws?

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 12:49 AM

Congrats on your first try at intarsia. Looks like you did a great job. I haven’t had the nerve to try it yet. Can’t wait the see the next project.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 01:04 AM

I do not know if ‘intarsia’ is going to be my thing. I wouldnt mind being proficient at it, but I do not think it is going to be my calling.

It was surely interesting for me. I even sought the advice of the pattern maker. She was gracious enough to give me her 2 pennies.

Thanks for the great words~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 02:21 PM

Wow! That’s fantastic..

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

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 03:11 PM

First intarsia job huh? Can”t wait to see the second!!!

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 03:21 PM

Thanks Roger and Scroller!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#8 posted 05-12-2013 02:35 PM

Beautiful… Great work!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#9 posted 06-22-2013 02:37 AM

This is beautiful! I don’t see a thing wrong with the fit. I have yet to tackle intarsia.

-- God bless, Candy

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