Snowman Intarsia

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Project by StanM posted 11-21-2012 05:32 AM 3595 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I completed my third intarsia work. This time a snowman pattern I picked up from Wood Magazine. Overall I am happy with the way it turned out, although I do have several ideas already for how to improve on the next one I do. The mouth called to be scrollsawn, however, as my saw takes pinned blades, I wasn’t keen on large holes on the corners of the mouth. So I cut a groove with the Dremel. I still wanted something a little different, but the creative juices just weren’t flowing! One suggestion was wood burning, that may have proved interesting? On the next one, I intend to go for a smoother scarf, and add some detail to the mitts. Woods are mostly unknown… The darkest came from the scrap bin at the wood store, the medium is the unknown door frame wood I’ve used in several other projects, and the white is hard maple.

Thanks for looking!

-- -- Stan

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 06:31 AM

It’s beautiful. Intarsia is my favorite woodworking project I intend to make some day.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 03:21 PM

Happy Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the Christmas season :)

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 04:16 PM

Good looking Snowman Stan, You did a very nice job shaping and sanding. You’ll find you can always find something you’d do different next time; that’s what makes this form of art so interesting.

It looks like the medium color wood could be Mahogany.

-- Intarsia92

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 05:10 PM

This makes me smile nice job Stan


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#5 posted 11-21-2012 06:54 PM

Very cool, Great job

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

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 07:13 PM

Ideal and Fascinating work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 07:26 PM

That is some nice work there. It looks great.

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

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#8 posted 11-24-2012 08:13 AM

Very cool project!

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#9 posted 01-06-2013 02:07 AM

Awesome job Stan!!
More fantastic intarsia work – you can really see the skills developing.
Tell me… what did you use for his nose? :)

-- -- Mike

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