Caught in the headlights #1: The Pattern

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 02-22-2011 04:53 PM 1083 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 --

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 06:39 PM

Youv’e gotten my interest up. I can’t wait to see what is to come.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 07:25 PM

I am sure this will be great to see when it is done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 07:33 PM

You got my interest too so I’ll be watching for your posts. Good luck on your project.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 02-23-2011 02:34 AM

Looks like a lot of work ahead. Good luck with your project!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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