Find a Home for an Intarsia Carousel Horse Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 01-07-2012 08:01 PM 8246 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really had some fun making this piece and it was a real challenge. I saw a picture on the internet and made a pattern based on that with Inkskape. It ended up having 190 different pieces with 13 different kinds of woods. The pole was a real challenge to make out of a block of yellow heart and get the curves right. It ended up taking about 100 hours make it and the pattern, but was great project to make while having some time off for the holidays.

The Problem:

I usually make a project to sell or someone in mind to give it to. I made this one for fun because it intrigued me with the bright wood colors and I could really let my imagination go wild. Problem is, I have nothing to do with it and I already have planned on making a few more with different animals because this one was so fun to make. So what I was planning on doing was to make them all and donate the whole set to a children’s hospital or something of that nature. I would like your help to find a home for this set, please let me know if you have a good idea for somewhere for these to be placed. I would like a place where kids can see it because what kid doesn’t like a carousel? That is kind a why I was thinking of a children’s hospital and maybe they could brighten a kid’s day when they need it most. Please leave a message or send a private email if you have any ideas.

It is 24 inches long by 18 inches tall and is 1 ¼ inches thick (I have four more planned and will be close to the same size). It was made with walnut, yellow heart, blood wood, cocobolo, Purple Heart, teak, aspen, curly maple, lignum, Spanish cherry, ebony, wenge, and standard cherry. It is finished in a clear satin finish and absolutely no stains were used to achieve the colors.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 08:04 PM

That is magnificent ! The work you put into this really shows. Can’t believe the details and all the different woods. Absolutely fantastic. I really like it… lol

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 08:18 PM

Wow that’s a real work of art, I know you’ll find a buyer very soon. Who could resist.


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#3 posted 01-07-2012 09:21 PM

Wonderful work Kory, and excellent wood choices too. I hope you find a good home for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 09:43 PM

Awesome work at all levels & beautiful idea for its home. Surely in your area there is at least a children’s wing in a hospital

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 10:15 PM

If you were in the Chattanooga area, I’d suggest the T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. Otherwise, any of the Shriner’s Hospitals.

Great work!

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 12:29 AM

absolutely stunning Kory.. wow! you’ve got it goin on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 01:50 AM

Beautiful!!! You did a great job on this one can not wait to see the set all together :)

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 01:52 AM

Wonderful piece Kory …... and a great act of charity. You are one of the good guys man.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 05:07 AM

Kory you are really the Master of Intarsia. Nice work.. I always look forward to see what you come up with next. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 01-08-2012 06:42 AM

Wow, that is some sweet intarsia. That’s really nice!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#11 posted 01-08-2012 02:32 PM

Just beautiful! Another wonderful piece!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 03:01 PM

Forget about all those sick kids….. this belongs on my wall! (Just kidding, of course). I suspect one of the Children’s Hospitals especially those that accommodate kids with cancer would be an absolutely perfect fit. The horse has that certain ‘cartoon look’ without being ‘cartoonish’. I mean that in a complimentary way. Richly done and perfect for what you intend!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#13 posted 01-08-2012 05:54 PM

What a beautiful piece you have made there. And a wonderful gift to anyplace that gets it. The colors are amazing along with the detail you put into it. Great work.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#14 posted 01-10-2012 09:00 PM

Our wood workers club here in Lubbock makes items like this and we give them to Ronald McDonald house to auction off for donations. Helps them raise funds.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#15 posted 01-13-2012 05:42 AM

Really love your work… mine is inlay, a related technique to intarsia… I hope you don’t mind if ask you to be a buddy…

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