|Project by luv2learn||posted 03-08-2013 12:17 AM||1236 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
A couple months ago I bought two Intarsia books by Kathy Wise. This pattern was in her “Woodworking For Beginners” book. My wife fell in love with him. So, even though it wasn’t the first project in the book I had to try making him. He is about 19” tall and 14” wide. His body is walnut with cottonwood accents for the muzzle, eye brows, tail rings and ears. The tree limb is hickory and the leaves are yellow heart and blood wood. I applied black walnut stain over the walnut to get the darker look around the eyes, feet, and tail. The eyes and nose were painted black. I am not really sure what species of pine, or perhaps fir, I used for the background. The finish is three coats of satin lacquer.
This is my forth piece of Intarsia. It really is a fun art form and I have learned a lot from the more experienced LJs. Thanks guys!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green