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Blog series by wdkits1 updated 05-15-2012 12:54 AM 5 parts 5526 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: New Intarsia

04-30-2012 05:34 PM by wdkits1 | 3 comments »

Hi EveryoneBeen a while since I’ve posted any new intarsia but here is a sneak peek of my newest commission. Titled—”Eagle’s Realm” it sets in a 16” x 20” cherry frame with purpleheart inlay. Woods used so far; Walnut, Holly, Ebony, Yellowheart, Spalted Beech, Fishtail Oak. 50 pieces so far. I’m still designing the background scenery of the pattern which is the hardest part to get the proper depth . I like to shape, sand, detail carve and apply ...

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Part 2: Just a few trees

05-02-2012 10:08 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

I added a few trees to the background yesterday. Each tree is made from lignum vitae and Peruvian walnut. The lignum is brown now but will turn a vivid green in time. I use CA glue to hold the pieces of the trees together to form a single unit. 100 pieces so far..I have just about finished the design for the background so will be posting more progress pics soon.

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Part 3: Gaining on it

05-09-2012 12:09 PM by wdkits1 | 1 comment »

This has been a challenging project. The background has been difficult to get the proper depth but I’m gaining on it. . I will go ahead and finish the background as I have it drawn out but I’m sure I will change a few pieces until I get the effect I’m looking for. Woods used—Walnut, Holly,Spalted Beech,Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera wood, Peruvian Walnut, Tulipwood. 140 pieces so far.

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Part 4: Almost There

05-11-2012 07:14 PM by wdkits1 | 1 comment »

Hi everyoneI know that lots of you have been following the progress of my newest intarsia—”Eagles Realm”. Well, I’m just about there. I’m still not happy with some of the scenery on the right hand side so will change some of the pieces to correct the depth that I’m looking for, plus more sanding and detail carving and glueing everything in place. 175 pieces. Walnut, Holly, Spalted Beech, Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vit...

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Part 5: IT'S DONE

05-15-2012 12:54 AM by wdkits1 | 4 comments »

Hi EveryoneWell , after about 40 hours of cutting and fitting and redesigning , I finally got the “Eagle’s Realm” intarsia project complete. Took about 3 hours today to glue in all 175 pieces and apply 2 coats of spray on satin poly.The biggest hurdle was getting the depth in the background but I got it, Whew that was tough!!! Woods used—Walnut, Holly, Spalted Beech, Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera ...

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