Buffalo Hunt (Intarsia)

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Project by KoryK posted 10-31-2012 12:32 AM 5007 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was really trying to add some depth to this one, and it was a challenge with four different dimensions to the piece. The horse and Indian in one, then the buffalo, the desert, and then the mountains in the background proved to be difficult to say the least. In making the pattern I did myself in with so many small pieces, a couple of the pieces in the eyes ended up being less than the width of a pencil lead. I decided to leave the top half open. I did add hinged boards on the back and a wall hanger so you could either place it on a flat service or hang it for display. It ended up having 236 pieces and 23 different woods.

It is 2 ½ feet wide by 1 ½ tall. It was made from aspen, babinga, bacote, butternut, cherry, cocobolo, cortez, curly maple, cypress, dark walnut, ebony, hackaberry, koa, lignum, mahogany, osage, purple heart, red heart, teak, walnut, wenge, western cedar, yellow heart. It was finished in satin, and no stains were used to achieve colors.

Thanks for Looking,

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

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:49 AM

You keep getting better with each project! Another winner!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 01:38 AM

First, can’t be more impressed with the project

Second, my head hurt just thinking about tough this was.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 01:58 AM

It looks really cool
Really well done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 02:18 AM

Patience, skill, artistry….bravo!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 02:42 AM

Beautiful to look at!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 03:37 AM

Wow ! Intarsia on steroids ! Impressive and striking.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 10:12 AM

It is beautiful, Kory!


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

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 12:21 PM

Wow, Kory. You are an artist with wood.

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

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 12:35 PM

The master does it again. As always great work and look fwd to the next one.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 01:34 PM

Nice! I don’t know if you sell or not but, there’s a market for this.

Our local mall used to have a “craft” shop. Most of the stuff in it was junk. For example, somebody cut an outline of a cow out of a board, spray painted it white and put a couple black splashes on it with a “welcome sign and hung $29.99 on it. Hah! It never sold that I saw.

But one person did art work like yours. Like you, they were good. Their prices ran from $69-$149 and their projects were always walking out the door. Crap is crap but this is art and people will recognize that, and that somebody with skill and talent put time and effort into something like this and pay for it. And this was several years back too.

Once again, nice work!

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 03:17 PM

Excellent work!! Thanks for taking the time to post your Intarsia class and Blog. I started my first piece yesterday!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 03:21 PM

Very nice!! Great choice of woods.

-- Intarsia92

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#13 posted 10-31-2012 03:59 PM

Wonderful work there. You do super great work and I love to see it.

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

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#14 posted 10-31-2012 06:32 PM

a great creation. Beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 10-31-2012 07:54 PM

Wow. Can you do this on my guitar?

-- jay,

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