Intarsia church

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Project by Dutchy posted 04-13-2014 09:00 PM 1861 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it would be fun to make a intarsia piece of the church where I on every Friday evening practice on my euphonium with the local wind band. There was a renovation and I could get the Wenge that was left for free. Well for free? As reward I made this piece. I call it intarsia, but I,m not sure this is correct. When you think it isn,t please let me know. The scale is 1:10, and that means a piece of about 1×1mtr. (40×40”) The types of wood I used are: Parana pine, Wenge, Ash, Oak, Auwora and Mahogany.


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#1 posted 04-13-2014 09:43 PM

Wow Dutchy! That is beautiful work. So realistic it is hard to tell its not a photo. You do great work! Love the detail. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 10:02 PM

Fantastic work with some very fine details. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-13-2014 10:19 PM

wow, that is amazing, beautiful work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 04-13-2014 11:32 PM


-- jroot

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 12:04 AM

That is really amazing. I’m assuming you started with a hardwood plywood basic shape, then glued each brick, etc. to it. As large as it is, it’s my guess it will find a home in the church at some point.

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 12:44 AM


-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 11:55 AM

Wow, what detail. You must have sufficient patience to complete work like this. Well done. They don’t call it “A labor of love” for nothing.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 04-14-2014 01:14 PM

Amazing detail. Wonderful!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 03:21 PM

This is really nice and has a lot of great details.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 04-14-2014 06:12 PM

Baie mooi werk, watter kerk is dit?

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#11 posted 04-14-2014 06:27 PM

A true artistic work of love.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 04-14-2014 07:39 PM

Thank you guys for all positive response

DonB I,m absolut not patience, that is why I do this work


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#13 posted 05-23-2015 03:35 PM

Wow !!!! Dutchy congratulations!!!
This is alsome.
I was also looking at your posted projects and your work is amazing. Good job!!!
love them all. Nicely nicely done.

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#14 posted 09-12-2015 02:27 PM

Intarsia, hell, this is much much too involved and intricate to call intarsia (now watch all the intarsia artists and fans get bent out of shape) It is simply put , a beautiful artistic construction ! Very impressive sir, VERY impressive.

don schneider, Havana Fl.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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