First intarsia

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 05-22-2013 07:31 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt to do something similar to intarsia.
Trying to learn new techniques and seeing the ability to work differently figures, start this work with a model taken from internet. Is a woodpecker.
Wood is carob, and has the detail of a piece of a tree branch, which recess one side to adhering it to the frame.
Not very important but fun project. I have to try something more complex models.
Greetings to all!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 08:10 PM

I think you did a great job for the first one.

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 08:32 PM

I like it !

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 08:37 PM

The new scroll saw is paying dividends, no ? A good-looking woodpecker for sure ! Is the tree bark carob also ?

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 08:41 PM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 09:47 PM

Very nice. Well done!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 11:17 PM


-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks guys.
Is all hand made. No power tool in this. IĀ“like the hand tool yet.
I have an error. Not if our “algarrobo” is the same as carob, the translator says so but I doubt it. Ours is Prosopis alba.
The branch is also raw algarrobo, only has some moss to make it more picturesque.
Greeting for all.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 07:55 PM

That is awesome. Maybe next time you can ‘shape’ a little more. It would give it that dimension it is missing.

I am trying to get used to that part myself.

It looks great though.

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