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    On our way up to the cat show in Portland this weekend, I wanted to stop in Wilsonville, just outside Portland. In their library is what they believe to be the world's largest intarsia. It depicts the town circa 1910, made by inmates at the Correctional Institution as part of a vocational program. It has 5000 pieces and 57 different types of wood. It is 17 feet long and 8 feet high, weighing over 800 lbs. It was quite interesting to look at their album that shows how they made it in.

    Definitely worth seeing if you're ever passing through the area.

    IntarsiaWilsonvilleLibraryweb.jpg
    Janette
    www.square-designs.com

  • #2
    Fantastic, Thanks for showing it. I would love to see it in person.

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    • #3
      WOW! I'm trying to imagine what they used for a backer board. And just the glue-up most have been a big big task. It is hard to imagine how much time and effort went into it.
      Mtnman Jim

      taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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      • #4
        That is very impressive.
        "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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        • #5
          WOW, that is really cool.

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            WOW!! and to think I was contemplating doing a wall in my house once I finish the structural work. Makes you think twice.

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            • #7
              Well all they had was time on their hands so they put it to good use. That is an amazing piece. Thanks for sharing with us Janette!
              Dragyn (Oh my! Another Mike! )

              It's a good thing my head is attached to my ... ... Has anyone seen my head?!?

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              • #8
                Spectacular, now that needs to be seen in person. Looks like I'm going to have to take a road trip.

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                • #9
                  Do I anticipate something from you and Bruce on that scale anytime soon?? ;-]
                  Jim
                  When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                  Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                  • #10
                    Wow Jan! - if you fancy tackling anything like this I only have one comment to make.....

                    You're gonna need a bigger shop!
                    Jim in Mexico

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

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                    • #11
                      amazing, I agree a road trip may be in order!
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                      • #12
                        I was just being silly and thinking it would be cool to do that as a postcard. But thats a bit much. It would make a nice serving tray though.
                        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                        • #13
                          Wow - that's beautiful. Looks like a worthy trip.
                          DeWalt 788

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jim McDonald View Post
                            Do I anticipate something from you and Bruce on that scale anytime soon?? ;-]
                            Not
                            Janette
                            www.square-designs.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Janette View Post
                              Not
                              Aawww come on, it would be a walk in the park for Bruce to come up with a pattern and only a couple of years for you to throw it together. . . Right?
                              Dragyn (Oh my! Another Mike! )

                              It's a good thing my head is attached to my ... ... Has anyone seen my head?!?

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