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Last weeks I did my second intarsia piece. And I have learned a lot. First I stoped using my chevalet du marqueteri. I had hoped that I could use this chevalet for this work. The biggest problem was clamping. So halfway I disided to use my bandsaw. My finest blade is 6 mm and therefor I made the pieces a little bigger and than sanded them to the wright measerment. Not all pieces are fit correctly but for the first time I'm "satisfied".















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Very nice first go at this intarsia. Well done
 

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Very Well Done DUTCHY! Looks good, another work of art, I look forward to the next projects!
 

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Absolutely a wonderful looking project. If you never told me about the little shortcomings I most likely wouldn't have even seen them. Excellent job!
Thanks for sharing!
 

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That's one great Racoon!!!
If you hadn't said anything the Beauty would have hide what you look at as mistakes which in reality are the things that give it personality.
Am I making any sense here? LOL
 

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Thanks all.

Brian It's harder than I thought.

htl I said it is wax but in reality it is botox.
 

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I've never heard of intarsia before, but this is amazing.
 

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Looks great.

My grandfather made one of these raccoons about 20 years ago, so I have a soft spot for this little guy.
 

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I kinda goofed on my raccoon all the leave I added hides the raccoon.
Your turned out so nice, the face is just out standing, it all is but that face. lol
 

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He is so cute. Very smart choice of woods, make it more realistic and authentic.
 

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Thanks all.

Adam44 There is a lot intarsia here at LJ.

Dave Nice to hear your grandfather made one of these raccoons about 20 years ago, To me it's pretty new (thanks to the internet), but I saw that the drawing was made in 1987.

htl Your raccoon is maybe even better. You always can take th leaves away.

Ivan I have listened to you and didn't make it glossy.
 

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i'm working on my first intarsia piece, how did you round over all the edges? by hand? round over bit?
Thanks,looks great! Only the craftsman can find fault, others see beauty
 

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The tail is done with round over bit. The leaves by hand and round over bit. All others by hand on drum sander and handsanding.
 

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being deaf my dutch is beyond even learning-but woody is a well spoken language. Your work is terrific and it shows-it is not only the cutting that make it great but the choice of woods and colors. I am still learning and each new project makes for a nicer gift for friends--keep up the good work
 

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Dutchy your first intarsia project is just amazing well done my friend I am amazed by how fast you complete these projects.
In the few days we were taking a little vacation you managed to complete this project, I bet your daughter is pleased.
Dee
 

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Yes Dee my daughter is very pleased. I hope you had a great small vacation. It took me almost two weeks to make this raccoon. That's more than a few days Dee :).

BTW Making a T and J project takes a lot more time than such a raccoon.
 

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A beautiful result Jan. Every piece always has some imperfections and we would never have discovered yours if you hadn't revealed them. I love the wood grains and the colors you used. If you like this sort of work I would advise you to invest in a good quality scroll saw, you will never regret it and they are so useful for other detail work as well, also great for compound cuts to make 3 dimensional pieces.
 

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Thanks Mike. I know that there wil be always some imperfections, but didn't we (you and I) try to do it without short comings? I,m not sure I like this work but I agree that a scroll saw ( shortly I know it's a scrollsaw instead of jigsaw) can be usefull for a lot of work. I remeber me your question from last year about buying a drumsander. Meanwhile you know the bennefits. And with more equipment it maybe impossible to do the saw work on my table saw. Last I saw some one here on LJ which could not saw his plywood because he had no space for it. ;)
 

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This is wonderful Dutchy. I really like the wood combos you used.
 
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