"A Prayer for My Brother" Firefighter Wood Intarsia

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Project by KoryK posted 05-12-2014 11:20 PM 5611 views 9 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I did the last piece to honor the military, I thought I would do the same for some other professions that deserve our thanks and remembrance. All of these men and woman that put their lives on the line to protect us deserve the upmost respect from all of us. I’m making the pattern for police officer’s right now.

This has 370 pieces of wood with 20 different woods, no stains were used to achieve colors. I used some nice curly maple that I had for the background to simulate smoke (hope it worked). I did use a blowtorch to give the wood, gurters and gloves for a burned look. It is 2 foot x 2 1/2 feet and is finished in a satin finish. It was made with cypress (frame), mahogany, cherry, walnut, yellow heart, spalted tameron, pauduck, babinga, pine, ash, black mesquite, blood wood, wenge, lignum, cortez, black palm, aspen, ebony, osage, curly maple.

Thanks for looking.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 11:27 PM

Outstanding work Kory. Love the effects of the torch, it adds a lot of realism to the piece. Can’t wait see the police version. You continue to amaze my friend!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 11:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful Kory.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 11:48 PM

That’s really nice, lots of detail in there.

Excellent job.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 12:04 AM

A GREAT piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 12:09 AM

A wonderful theme. Beautifully done Kory.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 05-13-2014 12:54 AM

Kory, You do incredible work. I remember when you first started. You have become a real artist and it is much appreciated you sharing your work and techniques with everyone here on LJs.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 12:55 AM

Kory! Wow would be an understatement for this. I’ve been wondering what you were doing. Now I see ! LOL! 370 pieces of patience, precision, passion, and practice have gone into this piece of art! Damn your good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 05-13-2014 01:00 AM

Excellent craftsmanship and a great subject. Is this from an available pattern?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 05-13-2014 01:22 AM

I always enjoy seeing your work. Professuional every time!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 05-13-2014 02:23 AM

Thank you for all your kind comments and yes, this one took a while to complete. Ron, this is a pattern I made from a picture I found and is not available for sale (pm me and I can help you out if your interested in making this piece).


-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#12 posted 05-13-2014 04:47 AM

That is fantastically beautiful Kory!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 05-13-2014 07:39 AM

Beautiful work kory the colours are amazing

-- robert dignam

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#14 posted 05-13-2014 08:32 AM

A great tribute and a fantastic intarsia work Kory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-13-2014 08:58 AM

Very nice Kory…I can see all the hard work and love you put into that piece

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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