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Project by rabbott3 posted 01-01-2019 04:24 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What was supposed to be Christmas gifts, turned out to be New Year’s Eve gifts as it took more sanding than I have done all year. It also doesn’t help my old skill scroll saw broke and had to drive 2 hours roundtrip to buy a used one on offerup!

The frames are 7 3/8×8 3/8 inches and are made from white and red oak scraps. It was my first time using the Rockler box joint jig for the router table and I love it. The rest is made with veneered mdf to make up the Arizona cutout and mountain shapes.

I don’t know what to call this technique, maybe a hybrid of intarsia and marquetry? I’d like to do this project again, maybe scaled up in size and with more iconic locations in Arizona. Also, lesson learned, I think I’ll just stick to intarsia with hardwoods like padauk, yellow heart, and others as I’ll be able to put in more detail. Thanks for looking.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 04:45 PM

Nice pictures / scrollsaw. Very unique…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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AlBCuttnWud

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#2 posted 01-01-2019 04:54 PM

Nice work. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have been thinking of doing a project to incorporate the mountains; you have inspired me.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#3 posted 01-01-2019 05:49 PM

Very creative – I really like how these turned out. Good inspiration for a future project.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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Tom Regnier

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#4 posted 01-01-2019 10:21 PM

Very cool pieces! How deep is the finished piece? My son lives in Arizona and I might have to try something like this…he would love it!
Thanks for posting

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 01:32 AM

those are very cool!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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rabbott3

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#6 posted 01-08-2019 05:34 PM


Very cool pieces! How deep is the finished piece? My son lives in Arizona and I might have to try something like this…he would love it!
Thanks for posting

- Tom Regnier

Tom, the total picture/mdf thickness turned out to be 1.25 inches, barely enough length on my rabbeting bit clear room to put it into the frame. The frame adds another 1/2 inch for more depth. Thanks for looking, I’m sure you’re son will love it as my parents and grandparents did too.

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