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    After trying inlay and liking the results I decided to try intarsia too. Maybe I am striving to find a nitch or maybe just excited to try all sorts of things. In any event, I downloaded a simple free dolphin pattern from and this is my result! You'll find I did go out and buy myself a couple of different woods after trying the inlay with only Poplar. This dolphin is poplar and black walnut. I did not have a dowel for the eye so I took the head off of a quilting pin and used it. Again....improvise and overcome!!! Thanks for looking. Any advice is welcome!
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  • #2
    Deliver it to my house and Ill critique it for you..Nice job!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Looking great!! The eye is a nice touch. Wood eyes are always a challenge to get to look right.
      Mtnman Jim

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


      • #4
        Looks great! Artist always think outside the box.Good trick on the eye.

        Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), OH

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        • #5
          It's obvious that you have sawdust in your blood...
          I think the eye works better than a dowel would have...
          Nicely done...!!!!!

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          • #6
            Looks great, those two woods go well together

            Only Robinson Crusoe could get everything done by Friday!


            • #7
              You definitely have a feel for this stuff! Way to go! And the eye really does look nice.

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              • #8
                Thanks everyone! Looking forward to trying more soon.....Christmas is coming as my Mother reminded me tonight when I sent her a picture.


                • #9
                  Nothing like mothers to keep one busy. Very nice for your first, waiting on more.


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