Intarsia #4

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Project by Dr_T posted 12-20-2014 08:24 PM 1392 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final piece in the series for this segment of the family. Numbers 2 and 3 were for the kids, and this is for their parents. I still have to decide what to title the books on the shelf, but I’m still waiting for the finish to dry anyways so I have a little time. :)
This one was more challenging than some of the others, due to the large number of straight lines. Initially I thought it would be easier, but cutting straight lines with a scroll saw is harder than you might think. The good part is they do go faster than very curvy pieces.
The pattern was from Judy Gale Roberts, like the previous two. This one was a 20% reduction of the original pattern. I originally had it set to do a 50% reduction, but some of the pieces just got too small.

Pictures are generally in reverse chronological order.
Picture 1: The center of the finished pattern with the cat lying on the shelf. The original pattern did not have the downward facing paw raised, but I think it looks much better lifted up a little bit. I shaped it back into the shoulder, so there is a gradual slope.
Picture 2: The completed project. I also changed the colors on the middle right book, since it didn’t end up having much contrast the way it was designed. I inserted the two darker bands of walnut to give it some more interest. I thought about doing something similar to one of the left books, but decided not to because of time constraints (walnut is hard to cut with my equipment).
Picture 3: All of the pieces cut out, but not shaped or glued down.
Picture 4: Some of the pieces cut, getting started on the straight pieces. Most of the interior face pieces cut out.
Picture 5: First few pieces. Dark colors (Peruvian Walnut) and white.

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 08:28 PM


Nicely done. It looks great. Thanks for sharing.



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#2 posted 12-20-2014 10:15 PM

beautiful work, it looks great. I know a number of cat lovers that would really like something like this.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 05:17 AM

Outstanding! Looks so alive. Like it will almoust drop down.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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