My intention is to make this a WIP but it will be spread out over the next couple of months as I will only be working on it when my work schedule permits. I did manage to get the frame done . 20”x 24” walnut with a birds -eye maple accent allowing 1/2” recess inside the frame for the intarsia.
I also began drawing the pattern. Because I hand draw my patterns I start off by making a scaled grid (in this case 1/2”=1”).This photo shows the grid layout on the interior shot of the car which is only used to get the finer details and measurements.
Although the actual intarsia depicting the interior of the car will be comprised mostly from ebony it is important to capture as much detail as I can for added depth and dimension . What will be seen mostly are the reddish lights as in this photo.
Here is what I have so far on the pattern. Still a bunch of work but it’s getting there.
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com