intarsia giraffe

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My daughter in law asked me if I could make an intarsia giraffe to hang in the bedroom of my soon to be born grandson. I don’t have too much experience with intarsia but I thought I would give it a try. It is made from a plan by Judy Gale Roberts and is made from Cedar, Basswood and Walnut. There are 128 individual pieces. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-01-2020 09:04 PM

Tres beau travail felicitation !!!

-- Francois Québec

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#2 posted 09-01-2020 10:44 PM

That is magnificent sir, well done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 09-01-2020 11:47 PM

Very well done! I really like the shaping of the pieces…that is extraordinary.

Your cutting of the pieces is very good with no gaps.

You say you do not have much experience but you are very good.

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#4 posted 09-02-2020 01:32 AM

Beautiful! Just plan Beautiful project!!!

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#5 posted 09-02-2020 03:31 AM

Wonderful work!
Its a great piece and your Grandson will love it!
Beautiful heirloom and congratulations.

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#6 posted 09-02-2020 08:40 AM

Magnificant job, magnificant colours!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-02-2020 02:47 PM

Wow! I am amazed at beautiful intarsia, this will hang in your grandson’s grandson’s room one day!!

-- Zach

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#8 posted 09-02-2020 06:08 PM

well for not much experience id say you learn pretty damn fast,thats some of the nicest intarsia ive seen posted here.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 09-04-2020 04:02 AM

I’m really impressed with the illusion of perspective and depth of the image. This is a truly wonderful pattern and exceptionally well executed :-)

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#10 posted 09-04-2020 04:38 AM

Outstanding. Not only the quality of the craftsmanship in fitting the pieces but some of that grain selection is just phenomenal.

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#11 posted 09-04-2020 03:37 PM

I don’t often find intarsa appealing but this one is pretty amazing. I can’t stop looking at it to marvel at the play of wood types, grain direction and sculpting and how they all combine to give the 3D effect. This will be a family heirloom for sure and now all past and future grandchildren will feel slighted if they don’t each get one! If I were one of the editors, I would give this an Editors Choice banner for sure.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 09-04-2020 10:02 PM

Thanks everybody for your comments. You have inspired me to move on to the next project.

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#13 posted 09-04-2020 10:55 PM

you say you dont have much experience but to me these giraffes look terrific GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#14 posted 09-12-2020 02:23 PM

Not too much experience with intarsia before, huh. Well, I hope if I ever take it up, I can pick up the skills half so quickly. I’d hang that on my own wall in a heartbeat. Love the shaping.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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