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    havent been in the shop for a spell.....so i finally got out katy wise's book and finished my 3rd intarsia. woods used were walnut, aspen,oak,mystery wood i believe is cherry (wings), poplur,and ceder. the head is cedar dyed green and the water is poplur dyed a greyish blue i concocted while playing with dye. its finished in satin poly and picture was wet when i took it. let me know what ya think (good and bad) thanks for looking
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  • #2
    Looks real nice funhater. I have only done one segmentation of a Canada Goose. You did real good on the finish too. It looks great. Good Job.
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    • #3
      Very impressive...!!!
      You've gotten the presentation you were looking for...
      Beautiful work...!!!!
      Jim

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      • #4
        Great contouring in my opinion.
        God Bless! Spirithorse

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        • #5
          That's a wonderful duck, Fun. (I'm not calling you Funhater! - no one is a funhater!) I love the coloring. Would you explain the process you used with the dye?
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          • #6
            Nice duck! Really like the shaping.
            Mtnman Jim

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

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            • #7
              Well that is one sweeeeeet quack quack, very nice.
              Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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              • #8
                thanks to evryone! sally i use rit dye for my odd colors if you go to www.ritdye.com they have a color chart that shows what color dyes they have and also how to mix colors to get the color you are looking for. now i have played around with this for a while and this is how i do it, 1st off i do not submerge the wood in dye its a waste and doesnt produce the right color in my opinon. i mix up a batch of dye and brush it on with a foam pad let it set until it soaks in try to keep the color as even as possible i wipe off the excess with on of those green scrubby pads and reapply till i have the color i want, the scrubby pad helps with the raised grain also. i have the best luck dying cedar and oak they both take color well but you have to play because they take color diffrent. and for the funhater thing.....i am a bit of a prankster i live by the code of "if its funny its worth it" some one once said to me " boy you sure do hate having fun dont you" my reply is yep im a funhater and it stuck ever since!! if you need help with the dye let me know

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                • #9
                  Hi funhater - that's a really nicely made duck. You got the shaping and the colours spot on and I really like the grain direction.

                  As for the dyes. I used alcohol based dyes normally but I'm just trying some dyes which can be diluted with either water, alcohol or thinner which I purchased in Italy where I'm currently working. I use a similar application technique to you and use a scrubbing pad to remove the fuzz but I use a white one. I tried the green ones and found that the brand I bought locally occasionally leaves a green mark on the wood. I also found that if you apply an oil finish after staining and before topcoating you can enhance the colour and grain a little more.

                  Nice work and thanks for posting
                  Jim in Mexico

                  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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                  • #10
                    I would not shoot that duck but I would certainly hang it on my wall. You did a wonderful job. I'd put that one in my book under the chapter "How Intarsia Is Supposed to Look".

                    Great job.
                    John
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                    • #11
                      Beautiful! I like it a lot, I agree with Jim about your grain selection, shapeing and the use of dye. Only your third piece hugh.
                      The only thing I would do different is the finish a bit too glossy for my taste. I know you took the picture while it was still wet.
                      Rolf
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                      • #12
                        Great looking Mallard. Using color dyes really makes it.
                        Denny
                        ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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                        • #13
                          Super duper cool!
                          -- Rick --

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                          • #14
                            Looks awesome,like the wash look.
                            Tony

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