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One of my first intarsia projects. This rooster however I do not consider done. I am going to make a new crown and beak (Is that what that thing is on it’s face?) LOL! I also want to make him new feet as these just aren’t right. With all the slaughtering I am planning on doing I ought to just cook him up!!! LOL!! BUT a expensive bird he would be as I have a multitude of different wood ( a lot of it hardwood) invested in him such as maple & red maple, Walnut, black walnut,cedar and aromatic cedar. There is a couple pieces of cherry wood and I even have one very small piece of curly maple along with a sliver of tiger wood. Just by that statement one can tell I keep all scraps.As space invading all those scraps can be, it sure pays for itself in a intarsia project like this. I don’t paint or stain my wood “colors” as for me the challenge is finding mother nature’s colors. You will see I paint a couple of items that I just call my de-stressor projects like birdhouses, wind-chimes etc. When I do get done re-designing my rooster I will post it .

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 01-08-2008 02:05 AM

one of your first???
lol @ slaughtering/cooking

the tail is magnificent on this rooster.. magnificent

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-08-2008 04:25 AM

We have pet roosters so anything rooster-related catches my eye. I love your work Allison.

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#3 posted 01-08-2008 05:49 PM

Nice, even before any upgrades.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 06:28 AM

That rooster is just terrific. What a great project and a great use for scraps. How long did it take for you to finish this beautiful bird?

-- Richard

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#5 posted 01-09-2008 07:00 AM

Great bird, now wheres the stew pot, and he will be done soon.

Very colorful

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-11-2008 01:07 PM

Very nice, I can hear him crowing from here. ;o)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 12:46 PM

Hi Allison,

Another work of art, as usual. I am glad that this one came back around. There are so many projects flying around that I simply missed the original posting. I apologize for that since this one is so inspiring. And it is a great use of “scraps” and offcuts too by the way.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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