Dragon Intarsia

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Project by Jim posted 10-23-2018 01:43 AM 1414 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife Michelle just finished this amazing intarsia dragon made from exotic and domestic hardwoods; the only stain is on the background. All other colors are the natural wood with a clear finish.

The pattern is by Kathy Wise. Framed, it’s 20” x 32”. The closeup photos show how Michelle shaped, carved, and textured the anatomical components.

Some parts rise away from the background to heighten the 3D effect.

She’s super talented, and I made the frame :)

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#1 posted 10-23-2018 04:57 AM

I’m fan of intarsia…this one looks realy great and detailed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-23-2018 07:17 AM

Well Jim, Michelle did a beautiful job on this piece of art. Congratulations Michelle.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 10-23-2018 12:59 PM

Very impressive!

-- It’s all good!

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#4 posted 10-23-2018 01:57 PM


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

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#5 posted 10-23-2018 05:21 PM


I have used scrollsaws for almost 65 years and will NEVER get that good—Great Dragon.

Oh ,the FRAME up is also fine work!

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

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#6 posted 10-24-2018 12:21 AM

All, I was glad to show Michelle the positive feedback! She’s got the patience for intarsia AND for putting up with me. And she likes buying tools as much as I do …

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#7 posted 10-25-2018 01:39 AM

Very Nice Work By Michelle & Very Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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