Old Friends Intarsia Wall-Hanging/Carving

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Project by KoryK posted 02-02-2014 09:53 PM 3473 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun one to make because I love to add real life things into my projects to make them look more real. Using some old rusty chains, hooks, some old rope with the the fence made from our old deck we tore down last year. I did not sand or do anything to the old deck to make it look like an old fence. I also tried to make the shadows work for the piece and not make it so precise. It also let me practice some carving with the fingers, horses eyes, and the mans face. Hope y’all like it.

It is 24×18 and is made out of 19 different woods for color with no stains used. It has 140 different pieces and is finished in clear satin. The wood used were babinga, cherry, grinidillio, purple heart, osage, curly maple, american walnut, english walnut, palm, weathered pine, aspen, chechen, brazilian rosewood, lace wood, spalted tamerin, lignum, cortez, ebony, cocobola.

Thanks for Looking!

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

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 10:00 PM

Great job Kory, love the carving you did.

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 10:28 PM

Kory, beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 10:40 PM

Very good project. This really jumped off the page when I opened up.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 10:54 PM

Fantastic piece Kory.

-- 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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#5 posted 02-02-2014 11:37 PM

beautiful work of art, awesome job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 12:58 AM

140 pieces! Patience, practice, and precision! And you experimented. Another WOW! piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 01:05 AM

Lovely piece Kory, very lovely!!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 02:13 AM

Nice job as usual Kory, I really like the incorporation of other non wood pieces into the project.

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

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 03:21 AM

I am so glad the website is back to normal so I could zoom in on all of this project’s photos. You do fantastic work.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 04:52 AM

Starting to wonder if there’s nothing you can’t do. A wonderful job you’ve done here.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 02-03-2014 08:43 AM

Awesome job on this project. I’m always amazed by how many different colors of wood exist, just blows me away. Nice to have options. The work on the chain is terrific ;-), and rope, I think you made that. I have a friend who’s won Ribbons (1st,2nd,3rd) for his Intarsia work at the Calgary Stampede, he’s amazing, but your better. Wow !

I also sent him the link to this project.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 09:50 AM

Absolutely wonderful like all your work Kory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-03-2014 12:38 PM

Your projects always make my eyes feel good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 02-03-2014 05:11 PM

This is a very nice piece. You’ve really done a fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 02-03-2014 11:51 PM

Very nice… inspirational.

-- Jim Stilwell

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