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First attempt at Intarsia

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I thought I would try an Intarsia project. I always wanted to try it so I found something that was easy. I made the rose with red heart, poplar leaves and a walnut stem. The box is made from quartersawn red oak.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 10-30-2019 11:41 PM

this rose is really nice looking you did a fine job on it for first time WOW GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 10-31-2019 12:05 AM

Excellent. How did you do this? Were the rose pieces cut out with a bandsaw?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Woodmaster1

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#3 posted 10-31-2019 12:37 AM

I used a scrollsaw and the pattern was variation of a Steve Good pattern.

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Andybb

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#4 posted 10-31-2019 12:44 AM

Ah! I have a scroll saw that I never user. Did you use spray adhesive to put the pattern on the wood then hand sand the pieces to soften the edges??

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Woodmaster1

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#5 posted 10-31-2019 01:12 AM

I put shelf liner on the wood first, applied spray adhesive, pattern then put packing tape over the pattern. You can get by without the packing tape but I like using it. The I used a dremel tool with burring bit and sanded it as well.

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#6 posted 10-31-2019 01:53 AM

Really great job! The design and colors of the rose look nice on the box.

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 10-31-2019 02:40 AM

Beautiful! I personally like using a straight clear finish product on QSRO, because if I stain it, it gets too dark on the porous grain. NOT a criticism of your beautiful box, just an observation.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Woodmaster1

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#8 posted 10-31-2019 02:49 AM



Beautiful! I personally like using a straight clear finish product on QSRO, because if I stain it, it gets too dark on the porous grain. NOT a criticism of your beautiful box, just an observation.

- Dark_Lightning


I used satin Arm-R-Seal for a finish no stain that is how it turned out after finishing.

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#9 posted 10-31-2019 04:45 AM

Beautiful work!
Jon

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mel52

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#10 posted 10-31-2019 06:14 AM

Great looking project !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 10-31-2019 11:26 AM

Fantastic job – first attempt or not!!!!

One suggestion, if I may, is that you might want to consider which way the grain is running the next time. For example, imagine if the petals had the wood grain all coming from the center. Yes, this means using a lot more wood, but the effect is awesome. :-)

Keep up the great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 10-31-2019 12:05 PM

That is a beautiful piece..and you first one !!!! I’ll bet you will get hooked on it with all the different color wood you can incorporate into intarsia!. I love that red heart wood. Does it stay red? I had a project where I needed red and I used red box elder but it faded to brown.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-31-2019 12:16 PM

Beautiful WM! I’ve always wanted to attempt something like this too. I just hope my first attempt is anywhere near as good as yours :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#14 posted 10-31-2019 01:35 PM

Great work!

-- Brian, Calgary

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#15 posted 10-31-2019 02:33 PM

Congrats on the Daily Top Three. That is a beautiful piece.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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