Intarsia eagle?

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Project by tim0001 posted 04-12-2021 09:30 PM 614 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a fascinating walnut vener and thought it should be a great background for either a marquetry or intarsia motive. This is not marquetry. I’m not sure it’s intarsia, it sits above the background so I guess it’s just a wooden eagle. I cut the eagle from around a maple knot to get the figure for the head, and a piece of walnut scrap for the body. The eye is cut from Holly and accented with Pyro.
Yes, another shop wall hanging. My wife prefers a old rough barnwood shelf to this stuff, go figure!

Thanks for looking,

-- TimV

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#1 posted 04-12-2021 09:39 PM

The eagle looks real!
The backing timber is amazing.

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

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#2 posted 04-12-2021 09:52 PM

That is absolutely fantastic. It is really beautiful. What an excellent use of the natural wood grain. I don’t agree with your wife’s decorating taste. But at least she has good taste in husbands.

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#3 posted 04-12-2021 10:04 PM

No Way!!! That is SO cool!

What a great idea for that piece of veneer….Perfect…really well done on the head…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 04-12-2021 10:23 PM

Beautiful work!


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#5 posted 04-12-2021 10:32 PM

Great job, that eye is so lifelike.
The white head is stunning too.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 04-12-2021 11:24 PM

that is just beyond beautiful.

-- 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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#7 posted 04-12-2021 11:27 PM

You made the right call on this one. Looks great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 04-13-2021 12:46 AM

My, my, that is a beautiful piece of work, great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 04-13-2021 01:01 AM

So very beautiful…. Awesome 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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#10 posted 04-13-2021 01:39 AM

Incredible regardless of what you call it. Aplique?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 04-13-2021 02:02 AM

Excellent work and selection of beautiful wood for your design. You’ve done an outstanding job of matching the natural grain with your vision. That maple was suppose to be an eagle and you made it happen.
Great execution!

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#12 posted 04-13-2021 11:54 AM

the eye of an artist will prevail and you have proven that in a most fantastic way

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 04-13-2021 03:54 PM

That is truly outstanding.

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#14 posted 04-13-2021 05:08 PM


-- Petey

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#15 posted 04-14-2021 12:49 PM

This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on Lumberjocks. And there are some talented people on here.
Unreal. It should be in a museum or something.

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