Frog on a Branch

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Project by luv2learn posted 03-12-2013 03:43 PM 2221 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This frog is a Kathy Wise design from her book “Intarsia, Woodworking For Beginners” Also, fellow LJ koryk has an excellent blog of this build koryk blog if anyone is interested.

A portion of the body and eye of the frog are made from yellowheart, the pupal is painted black. The green portions are a mystery wood. It was some that I was given. It is very soft almost like balsa wood. The tree branch is butternut. Overall, it measures approximately 16” tall by 9” wide.

I really like the art of Intarsia but I need to move on to some other projects still waiting in the wings. Thanks for looking!!

-- 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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#1 posted 03-12-2013 03:52 PM

I love it, Lee!!
My nickname has been Frog for many years and I have a Tree Frog Tattoo on my back shoulder that kinda looks like this.
Very nice Work!
Keep it up!

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

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 03:52 PM

Wow great work! Almost looks alive.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 04:30 PM

Made me smile! Successful project!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 05:27 PM

Great job, I watched his class in this and have the patterns Kory provided. Its on the list of things I want to do. One day. Hope mine looks as good as yours! Very Nice!

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

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 05:41 PM

Very nice and pleasing to the eye. Great work.

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 05:56 PM

Good stuff! Thanks for the link to the blog.

-- David, Advance NC

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 08:38 PM

WOW Lee! This is a great looking Intarsia. The frog looks happy and wide-eyed aleart! Love it. You work is fabulous!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 09:15 PM

Another fine job sir…..

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 10:23 PM

Thanks guys for all your kind words. I could easily get addicted to Intarsia but I have yet to try my hand at so many other woodworking skills like inlay, turning, etc. I need to move on.

-- 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 03-13-2013 06:04 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 03-13-2013 03:38 PM

really cool and really nice. I love it.

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#12 posted 03-13-2013 04:33 PM

You’ve done this very well. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 01:39 AM

Great work of art. All this intarsia lately has really started to make me want to try it. Any tips or tricks I should know about before I give it a go.

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#14 posted 03-14-2013 06:29 AM

Ben, try something rather easy for your first time just to get the hang of it. Look at fellow LJ koryk’s blog on the frog intarsia. Also, check out some of the youtube videos on the subject.

-- 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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#15 posted 03-14-2013 04:33 PM

Amazingl and adorable frog intarsia! This showed great skills and craftsmanship. Like every well made detail of it. Impressive!

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