50 Year Anniversary Gift Intarsia Wall-Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 472 days ago 1821 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one made me remember why I like doing this. Lately I have been making work to sell, but this one is for my wife’s parents 50th anniversary and when I’m making one with someone in mind I have a lot more fun. I combined some different methods that I have used in some of the other pieces I’ve done. I cut the letters out for the names in the sun and then used epoxy mixed with some ebony dust to fill it in. I did some wood burning to give highlights to some areas and I got to use some wood I have never used before.

It is 18×24 and is up to an inch thick, it has 427 individual pieces. Wood used were: cortez, teak, aspen, blood wood, curly maple, palm, poplar, osage, lignum, cocobola, wenge, walnut, oak, brazilian rosewood, purple heart, cypress, babinga, bacote, yellow heart, spalted tamerin, blue pine, mahogany, ebony, cherry, zebra wood. It was framed with brick molding and finished in satin. No stains (besides frame) were used to achieve the colors.

Hope they like it.

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 472 days ago

EXCELLENT work mate no end to your talent, thanks for sharing

-- gary

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Verne Buehler

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#2 posted 472 days ago

I love it Kory, so personal and beautiful. I’m sure your wife is thrilled and your in-laws will adore it.

-- Verne, Iowa,

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#3 posted 472 days ago

Celebrating 50 years of life together is a rare thing these days. You have made something that is truly unique to commemorate this special occasion. I know they will love and cherish it. You are right, whenever I am making something for someone I care about it seems to come out a little better.

-- 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 472 days ago

Wow – that is an awesome piece. And 50 years is a great achievement! My wife and I have only been married for 45 years (last January 6) – my in-laws made it to 60 years before Father-in-Law passed.

Spectacular Piece of Art!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 472 days ago

Always a treat to see your new pieces. Your patterns are unique and craftsmanship superb. Please continue to post your artwork as it inspires me and many others.

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

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#6 posted 472 days ago

Your artistry has such brilliant colors, explicit details, and beauty. Really tells a story. Thnx for sharing your talent

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Michael Parrish

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#7 posted 472 days ago

I know they will love this. the work you put into it really shows.

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#8 posted 472 days ago

What a super gift, love the details and the colors, especially like her dress, looks so real. Thanks for showing us this great piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 472 days ago

Simply put it is awesome!

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#10 posted 472 days ago

beautiful piece. There are so many wonderful details to look at. Its amazing that you can achieve such a wide range of colours with no stain. I’m sure you in-laws will be thrilled.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 472 days ago

Terrific work! Let’s see, I’ve been married for 10 years…that gives me 40 years to work on my version of this for my wife. Not enough time!

Truly, this is a great labor of love to honor your in-laws. Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- Robb

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#12 posted 472 days ago

Fabulous work Kory. A great anniversary gift that is sure to be loved.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 471 days ago

That’s a beautiful tribute to 50 years. You’ve captured the love in this piece and I’m sure they will be touched by this gift, of your art, that you made for them.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#14 posted 470 days ago

I am sure they will love it. This wonderful gift shows great love. Every detail is well captured, truly a work of art and heart. Excellent work!

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