Heron intarsia #4: Day 4

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Blog entry by Woodenmadedesigns posted 12-27-2018 09:36 PM 607 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent the day sanding and shaping and sanding and shaping some more. A few pieces needed some alterations to fit more snug but all in all it’s looking better. This project is also a first in power carving to add texture and depth to the grass. It’s still a work in progress and I may have to recut the pieces of it doesn’t turn out right but I’m going to keep pushing and see what happens. I’m using a dremel with flex shaft to carve and a bits I picked up from which are meant for a dremel mounted in a router base for inlay work. I tried a few burr grinder bits but they like to follow the grain too much.

And if anyone knows how to flip the image so it’s not sideways I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

-- Dustin, Owner/Craftsman, Wooden Made Designs

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#1 posted 12-28-2018 12:45 AM

Click on your file in windows 10.
Use the flip tool.
Then go in to edit & create
Click edit
Then at the bottom hit, save as copy
You’ll now have the picture saved right side up.
Be sure to note where you saved it.

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#2 posted 12-30-2018 01:29 AM

Ive been reading your blogs and I really like this. I’ve been wanting to try intarsia for quite a while now, and even though this is definitely not a beginner’s project, you’ve inspired a bug in me to give it a try.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 12-30-2018 03:41 AM


I have done a couple more intarsias where I bit off more than I could chew. This is my fourth ever and while sometimes tedious, it’s a fun new way of woodworking for me. I started with a very simple intarsia that I picked up at a craft fair. I just copied it and I like it better than the original I bought. Here’s a pic.

Good luck if you give it a whirl!

-- Dustin, Owner/Craftsman, Wooden Made Designs

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