Star Gazer Intarsia Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 02-22-2013 12:38 AM 2513 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still working on making faces and I had to do some wood carving on this one. I really enjoy combining the two mediums and I hope it works well for the end result. It is 18”x12” and is almost and 1 1/2 thick with all of the spacers. It took 157 pieces to make out of 13 different kinds of wood.

It is made out of mahogany, yellow heart, aspen, wenge, lignum, cortez, curly maple, osage, walnut, ebony, teak, blood wood, cherry, and was finished in satin.

Thanks for looking!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 12:47 AM

People and faces are so difficult to capture properly in wood, but Kory – you nailed this one. Very beautiful features and as always, just exquisite design and application. I always like getting notices when you post a new project because I know I am in for a treat. This time was no exception! Just beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 12:52 AM

Now your just showing off…and you can! how about a sigh to go along with WOW!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 01:17 AM

You are an amazing talent my friend. She is beautiful. I always look forward with anticipation to your posts.

-- 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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#4 posted 02-22-2013 01:30 AM

Sweet piece Kory, always a treat to see whats next.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 02:27 AM

Beautifully done. Thank you for posting.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 02:50 AM

Whatever you are doing Kory …. keep at it.
Another knock-out piece and the subtle carving details are a real treat.

Good work.

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

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 04:57 AM

Exquisite, Kory, absolutely exquisite!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 07:52 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 02-22-2013 09:28 AM

A very creative and beautifully done piece Kory. You have taken your intarsia work to a whole new level with your last three projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Verne Buehler

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#10 posted 02-22-2013 09:58 AM

Super pattern and execution. You are opening new territory with your unique patterns. Awesome!!!

-- Verne, Iowa,

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#11 posted 02-22-2013 10:16 AM

Love the work. Beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 02-22-2013 11:03 AM

Your new projects are always my most anticipated pieces to look for here at LJ. Thanks for your guidance and inspiration for me with your intarsia. You set a high goal and target for us other intarsia folks, but it pushes us to learn and grow within the artform. What’s up next for you?

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

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#13 posted 02-22-2013 11:53 AM

Beautifull as allways

-- Gintaras,

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#14 posted 02-22-2013 11:58 AM

Wow what a great job and how beautiful this is. You sure kick these out quickly!

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

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#15 posted 02-22-2013 12:15 PM

I think this is the best I’ve ever seen at capturing the eye from a sideways glance.
Absolutely stunning.


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