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This one took awhile to finish and has 237 different pieces. I tried to take some pictures to show the depth of this piece because I used a lot of shims and used wood from 2 inches down to 1/2. The face looks blue, but it is really wenge and it is the way the light hit it for the picture. No stains were used to achieve any of the colors for this piece. I really enjoy making more 3D effects for this kind of intarsia because it really brings out this kind of art form. It is 2 1/2 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet wide and 2 inches in depth. It is made out of wenge, black walnut, lace wood, aspen, ebony, blood wood, yellow heart, red heart, cherry, curly maple, and cocobola. I do wish I made the beard a different wood color because people think I was trying to make flames and not a beard. Maybe on the next one.

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Awesome!!
 

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that is truely awesome i love it best peice on here for a long time thank you for sharing it with us
 

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Really well made beautiful piece . Alistair
 

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Truly Amazing! I like the beard just the way it is. How many hours do you have in it.
 

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Great effect! I applaud your skill and PATIENCE!
 

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WOW! That is so cool! One of the best Intarsia pieces I have ever seen. Great job.
 

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Wow nice. what do you use for the white wood?
 

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Most excellent work!
Thanks for sharing with us.
 

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Stunning! Is this an original design?
 

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Very nice work, The third dimension really adds…............. well, another dimension to this dragon. Great care has gone into this piece and it has been rewarded.
Brilliant.
 

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Dude!
 

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The best intarsia I have seen.
Thanks for sharing.
Scott
 

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Thank all of you for your kind comments,

To answer some of the questions: It took about 70 hours with making the pattern and actual work on the piece, the white wood for the horns and teeth were made out of aspen (try to get the cut closest to the bark for the lightest wood, its hard to find but shoot me an email and I will give you my source), and it is a original,,,,,,kinda. I saw the piece on a google search, but could not find the pattern. So I took that picture off of google and made my own pattern from it in Inkscape. Made some changes that I prefered and went off that to make a pattern for the piece.

Thanks again to all of you.

Kory
 

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That's a great looking piece you've got there!

Very nice job!
 

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incredible!! his beard is as long as mine. lol super nice intarsia
 

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Are you kidding me!!!!!!! You… this…... how….... I'm Speechless.
 
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