Always Beware of the Infamous Clownfish

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Project by KoryK posted 09-25-2012 12:37 AM 5293 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was just a fun one to do and I have no idea of what I will do with it. Sometimes I just see a picture and because of the colors, depth, and subject I just want to make a pattern and make it. I did put a lot of depth into this one because almost every piece has some kind of spacer in it besides the background. The letters were a challenge because of the contours in the wood. I ended up putting the Cortez for the letters into the bottom three pieces of poplar before cutting them and then cut and shaped them. For those of you that are not into fish tanks or fish there is actually a fish named the clownfish. Hopefully it does not look like this one or I will never go into the ocean again.

It was made with red heart, Osage, curly maple, purple heart, aspen, ebony, Cortez, cocobolo, black mesquite, yellow heart, wenge, walnut, and poplar. No stains were used to achieve the colors. I usually don’t care for a gloss finish but I did this one in it because I thought because it being a fish it looked better in gloss.

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

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 01:06 AM

that is really nice…! I can tell you put alot of time and work into it….Clowning around has its rewards..

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 07:52 AM

:) Great project mate.

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 03:00 PM

That’s awesome Kory, the lettering is extremely impressive, those must have been a challenge!

-- Join me at

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 05:45 PM

Wow that is just amazing Kory. You do such amazing work. I love this peice. If you still dont know what to do with it ill take it. I have the perfect spot for it. Just amazing work again. Some day I hope to be as good at intarsia as you.

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

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 06:11 PM

Dude totally amazing. I love it your pieces, they are so well planned out.

At the bottom, the text is that just an inlay or does it go all the way thru?

Keep em coming…..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 12:11 AM

I looked at all your projects. You are a very talented woodworker, for sure. Keep making sawdust and keep posting.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 12:46 PM

That is wierdly krazy kool. You are an artist Kory. Glad you’re all healed up.

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

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 08:51 PM

That is awesome!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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