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"Indiana" by Counties

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Project by Jim posted 10-22-2013 01:18 AM 788 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a segmentation piece (pieces cut from one board and glued back together) of Indiana and her 92 counties. I made this as a model for an intarsia piece I wanted to do of Indiana (intarsia: pieces cut from different boards and glued together to create the piece).

The “Indiana” is about 17 inches tall and 9 inches wide. Made from one a clear piece of 1 inch Western Red Cedar. Finished with Old Masters Clear gel finish.

I like it so much that I have not got around to making the intarsia piece.

Jim

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cajunpen

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 01:26 AM

Jim that is a cool piece. You should leave it hanging on the wall as a “piece of wood art”. Now if you could just figure out a way to engrave the name of each County – ahh, a wooden map.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Woodmaster1

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 02:35 AM

Great job! I can easily pick out my county. Names would be a real challenge to get some of them to fit.

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maplerock

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 03:19 AM

Very nice! Lots of time and careful cutting on this one!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Tugboater78

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#4 posted 10-22-2013 05:27 AM

thats really cool! i could name all the bends in the river along the southern border haha

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-22-2013 12:52 PM

That is really neat. It should hang in the state capitol building!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-22-2013 02:38 PM

This looks like a really nice fun project. I’m wanting to do Georgia now.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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NaptownWood

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#7 posted 10-22-2013 07:13 PM

Thats pretty cool. I just cut out the shape of indiana on the scroll saw for a project. So, one question, how the heck did you sand all the ohio river bends in the south? I had a heck of a time getting in there with folded sand paper

-- Witty signature line still pending

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brianadams

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#8 posted 10-22-2013 09:49 PM

That’s a really cool idea… I do a lot to incorporate Oregon in some of my projects, so I definitely like the local nature of it! I may need to try that with my state.

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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BJODay

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 12:04 AM

Jim,
That is very neat looking project.

I’m making a similar project of Wisconsin by county. I am using various native woods. I have prepped the wood and will start cutting the pieces soon.

My original idea was to have oak and maple in the south. Pine, birch and poplar in the north. I abandoned this so I can vary the colors of abutting counties.

BJ

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Dwacki

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#10 posted 10-23-2013 08:27 PM

As a fellow Hoosier I love this… Heading to the shop to get started on one! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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