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Project by KoryK posted 07-15-2012 03:22 PM 3380 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been intrigued with eyes lately and I saw a painting of this one while searching for new project. I made my pattern with painting in mind and this is what I came up with. I liked the idea of the zebra seeing the lion at the last second. Did he get away? You make the call.

It was made with koa, walnut, mahogany, ebony, black mesquite, yellow heart, cocobolo, lace wood, aspen, curly maple, wenge, and butternut. The eye is raised to about an inch above the frame and is finished with gloss. The rest is finished in a satin finish. It is about 1 ½ feet tall by 1 foot tall.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 03:26 PM

At first I didn’t realize that it WAS an eye! This is clever and beautiful, Kory! Your work is so polished and seamless. Always wonderful to see!


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

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 03:35 PM

Original and well done Kory. I especially like work that is different and this one definitely fills the bill.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 04:34 PM

Always superb workmanship but this one is extra special in concept… pure art.

Thanks Kory

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 06:59 PM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 01:31 AM

What an awesome mix o woods, and of coarse, just plain super nice

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

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 01:16 PM

Great narrative. Fabulous execution. Well done mate!

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 05:46 PM

Very nice work Kory. Another great work of art.

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

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#8 posted 07-16-2012 11:57 PM

Beautiful !

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 12:18 PM

Wow..that is pretty incredible man. I love the tight joints and the contrast between the Wenge and Butternut really grabs my eye….I was guessing they were the large portions of the zebra. Thank you for sharing!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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