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Project by htl posted 11-07-2015 04:21 PM 1211 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the fall 2015 issue #60 of Scrollsaw Woodworking to build another project but found the patterns for Lazy Raccoon and had to give it a try.
I’ve never done a intarsia before so just thought I’d give it a try.

Well I finally got it done with 38 leaves.
I started just going to put a few leaves in the corners but the more I made the more it wanted.
I feel like it needs some more but just want to start something else.

It looks kind a busy in the picture but in person it looks better .

I cut all the wood down to less that 1/2” so ended up with plenty a walnut being that the cutting board was 1 1/8” thick.
I started to make the body 3/4” thick but my cheap Harbor Freight scroll saw just had a hard time with it so the 1/2 worked out much better and doubled my supply of walnut.
I should add that the walnut had a bunch a lighter colored wood so that’s where the tail and some of the leaves come from.
I wish I would have taken a picture of the cutting board.
The picture frame is mahogany from a scrounged bed frame.

It’s all walnut from a cutting board I found.

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#1 posted 11-07-2015 06:17 PM

Good job for the first.How long you worked for this project?I am tempted to try a intarsia project this winter but i am afraid of not having enough patience to finish it.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#2 posted 11-07-2015 06:43 PM

I should have kept up with my time but about three weeks 3 to 4 hours a day?
I’m retired.
I should have started out with something a little smaller but once I found a project I loved I just kept plugging at it till it was done.
For me finding something I really like make a big difference.
If my heart isn’t really in to it I really don’t care if I finish it or not.
This project was really 3 in one the raccoon the leaves and then the frame.

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 11:34 AM

Awesome various brown colours! You’ve done very good job! Leafs are incredible too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 08:00 PM

Here it is finished.

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 12:40 AM

Really turned out well, hard to believe it was your first intarsia project

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 12:47 AM

Other than my night light I’ve really not done any scroll sawing.
Thanks for the encouragement jim.

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