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i guess the best way to explain it is landscape painting with wood. It is white oak for rock, spalted poplar for sky and water, red oak for oak leaves maple for the maple leaves, all from the site except the butterflies, scrap mahogony from the “not sure what to do with this” wood box of scrap. Each door requires me to expand my game, so thanks for the projects that inspire LJ.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 435 days ago

Great looking door—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 435 days ago

Wow! I did not realize that it really is a door, it is such a piece of art. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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nakedjoinery

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#3 posted 435 days ago

Very cool!! What does the other side look like?

-- mike c

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deon

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#4 posted 434 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 434 days ago

That is one very nice looking door. A type of Intarsia isn’t it? I really like it. Did you do it on both sides?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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becikeja

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#6 posted 434 days ago

This is really sharp. Nice job.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 434 days ago

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. It’s such a nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Von

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#8 posted 434 days ago

instant fave!

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eaglewrangler

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#9 posted 434 days ago

it is basic intasia, but I follow no plan or pattern, just like painting, starting with the background and overlaying rocks, and leaves, marking the cut out, pulling the lower part and cutting things to fit. Just wish I hand more drawing skill for complex shapes. For whatever reason, I can’t do pure art, it has to do something, a door or furniture etc. I am struggling with the next door set dragon, even if they don’t exist, it is hard to get them right.
Thanks all.

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Jay Wells

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#10 posted 433 days ago

Nice job.

Just learning intarsia and this is where I’m headed. The mass produced patterns bore me but are serving their purpose of introducing me to the art.

I have the opposite problem, I can draw but need to develop the woodworking skills. I have a stack of designs waiting.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Find your limitations, and ignore them!

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eaglewrangler

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#11 posted 433 days ago

the wood working aspects of the door series have been simplified for production in a small shop. I use 2×6 oak, planed to 1-3/4×5.5, the core is 3/4cdx inset into a 3/4 dado on all side of the frame, the ends get a 1 inch rip of plywood as the tennon, but the whole thing is glued to the center plywood so very stable, the intasia is just under 1/2in thick, and most cuts on the bandsaw, unless the scroll saw is needed for some spots. After everything fits, I sand it, then glue it. version one was a small sign, and we decided that this design would work for a door and then for the building and now across the street.

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scrollingmom

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#12 posted 426 days ago

Very nice job. I love the door colors and theme.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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littleworks

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#13 posted 426 days ago

Awesome !

-- Tamara - Creston, BC

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