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Project by bubbs posted 08-29-2018 10:34 PM 1380 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in quite a while due to some health issues. I saw an interesting drawing of a dragon on the net that appealed to me. The colors attracted me and I decided to try and replicate the dragon in wood. At first, my intention was to use only varnished wood, like most other intarsia pieces I’ve created. But the that format just didn’t do justice to the artist’s drawing, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and paint parts of the Dragon. I like the outcome, I hope you do, too. I also hope that all my intarsia friends will forgive my use of paint. It turned out to be a fun, challenging project. Anyway, I’m gradually feeling better, so maybe I can finally get back into my shop and turn out some more new projects. Peace

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 10:55 PM

I like the combination very well!

Great Job!

I do intend to try an intarsia project within the next few YEARS! I have ran scrollsaw for over 6 decades and never even tried one yet.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Andrek

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 12:15 AM

I sincerely hope you re feeling better. Love your work, its creative and very different from what we see usualy, thanks for posting.

-- andrek

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#3 posted 08-30-2018 01:10 AM

What we do is mostly craftsmanship, this moves into art.

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swirt

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 01:24 AM

Wow. Very impressive.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 02:44 AM

Nice!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 08-30-2018 03:13 AM

Good call on the paint – looks awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 08-30-2018 06:14 AM

Beautiful work, a real piece of art.
With all the nice comments, you should feel a lot better.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Ivan

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#8 posted 08-30-2018 06:37 AM

Extraordinary intarsia work and colours too are magnificant!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-30-2018 09:05 AM

Hope your feeling better, I’ve always loved this style of woodworking. Great job…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Edwin

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#10 posted 08-30-2018 01:06 PM

That is realliy, really nice.

-- Ed Port Republic

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#11 posted 08-30-2018 01:26 PM

Very nicely done.

(I am not a fan of painting Intarsia and prefer natural colors.)

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#12 posted 08-30-2018 01:49 PM

WOW so amazing, gratz on the top 3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 08-30-2018 06:19 PM

Crazy Good.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 08-30-2018 07:51 PM

very nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#15 posted 08-31-2018 03:19 PM

This is awesome. My son is very into dragons and scroll sawing. Is there any chance yoy can share the pattern? He would love to try and copy it.

Thanks,

Ben

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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