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    Tor - Wikipedia

    This is not intarsia or inlay as it goes all the way through the lid. The cutting is only so so, as I wasn't quite sure how to approach a work with this much detail. My approach (right or wrong) was to first cut the Mahogany wood pattern then the Oak inside infill and finally to cut the outside edges of the pattern on the lid to be inserted. It took two attempts to get it more or less right. I would probably do it differently now.

    The pattern was from an original drawing by my son of one goat and my wife suggested that I could double it into a mirror image, so I have basically no artistic input, just some sawing and gluing. I hope you like it.

    Mike
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    Last edited by Stefang; 06-06-2012, 09:22 AM.

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    Hi Stefang - Love the design and despite your self criticism I think the end result came out very well.

    Your son and you make a good partnership.
    Thanks for sharing your work.
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      I really like that. It looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        Great workmanship!
        God Bless! Spirithorse

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        • #5
          Mike,

          As a Nordic craftsman and lover of Nordic mythology, this box really got my attention.

          Your son's art and your craftsmanship make this a box I am sure your DIL loved.

          Think this design would look great on a tine’ lid.

          Dave

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          • #6
            Thanks much for these nice comments Jim, DW, Sh and Dave. Dave It's good to find someone interested in Nordic stuff. I recently posted an intarsia Thor, another collaboration with my son. I hope you will have a look at just for fun. Meanwhile I plan to check out your latest project.

            Mike

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            • #7
              One nice jewelry box. You and your son make a nice team.
              Fran

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              • #8
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                • #9
                  That is an heirloom. Love it... and to be able to use your son's art in it makes it that much more special.

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                  • #10
                    Dave My son does sell some of his work, so he while he doesn't mind (and can't prevent) someone using his pattern for private use, he would object to someone using it for commercial purposes. His work is copyrighted to prevent this. The goat pattern was especially designed for his wife and the box I made with the design was for her. he wants to prevent it's widespread use to keep it exclusive for that reason. I hope you can understand his viewpoint.

                    If you are interested, my son would be willing to make some patterns for you at a reasonable price that can be used on tinas that you sell. If you are interested just let me know and I can put you in contact with him.

                    BStark Thank you. Yes it has been nice to collaborate with my son. I have only done this twice so far, but I hope others will follow as these pieces are a lot more special to me. My other son is an art director in his own firm and he also has some designs for me to do, so I am very lucky to have my own professional design team, especially now that I have begun with intarsia work.

                    Mike
                    Last edited by Stefang; 06-12-2012, 04:06 AM.

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                    • #11
                      The work is just beautiful, and I am intrigued with the way you did the corners.

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                      • #12
                        Very special and well done.
                        "Still Montana Mike"

                        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                        • #13
                          I understand Mike, that is why I ask first.

                          I will keep your sons art in mind next time I am working on designs.

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            Very nice work. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Nordic theme work. Perhaps I enjoy it so much as my paternal grandparents came from Smoland, Sweden.
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                            • #15
                              Thanks Dave Personally I am more than willing to share any of my own graphic designs freely regardless of how they are used, but strangely enough no one ever asks me, lol.

                              Thanks for the praise everyone, but my son deserves most of the credit for this one. I will be trying some of my own designs too, but don't get your hopes too high.

                              Mike

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