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    Here's one I cut and stained yesterday. Still needs glued to the backer. It's about 4" x 4". The wood is poplar but the red was stained first with red mahogany and then wiped off. I then put a wash coat of cadmium red artist oils over that. The green leaves are just stained with a green artist oil wash. I did this one mostly just to try out the sander and it sure made a world of difference in the labor involved!!!
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    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

  • #2
    Very nice, I can almost smell the rose. I wonder what it would look like in Bloodwood.
    Neal is that your own pattern?
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    • #3
      Not my pattern Rolf. I downloaded it several months ago from a free site but I don't remember where!! If you want I'll try to find it again and email the address to you. I printed the pattern out and didn't keep the download so I don't even have a copy to share with you.
      If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


      • #4
        Very pretty Neal. I keep meaning to knock out a rose one of these days, I have a bunch of redheart and bloodwood that would be perfect for the red rose.
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        • #5
          looks really nice, the black line on the green leaf painted?

          What sander.......

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          • #6
            No Pete, the black lines are veins cut in the center of the leaves. The sander is a flex drum dual shaft sander I just bought from Seyco. Nothing more than a dual shaft buffer motor adapted for sanding sleeves. I love that thing already!!!
            If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


            • #7
              Although I prefer natural wood to stains, you did a great job with your coloring. The joints look good and the profiling is perfect. I'd give it a 10 no doubt about it. It has nice detail too for it's size. That's the way I like it.
              Jeff Powell


              • #8
                Thanks Jeff...I love your work so I trust your opinion. Thanks to everyone else also!!! It's fun to do something different and this intarsia process allows me to sort of incorporate a little "carving" with the sander. I was a carver for about 23 years before being bitten by the scrolling bug!! If Congress ever finds out how much fun we're having they'll probably make scrolling illegal!!!
                If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


                • #9
                  looks great Neal I am looking fwd to the day I try my first Intarsia project, just looking at all the ones in the forum and gallery is awesome wood work
                  Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788


                  • #10
                    It looks really good, Neal. I can just imagine it on top of a trinket box.

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                    • #11
                      Wow! , Neal, that is real great. Has to be the best rose I've seen yet! Your finish is awesome.


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                      • #12
                        If Congress ever finds out how much fun we're having they'll probably make scrolling illegal!!!
                        No Neal, they'll just tax it!

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                        • #13
                          Very nice Neal.

                          I like the stain job you did on it, as well as the profiling.


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                          • #14
                            Is that ever beautiful! The colors are so rich, they look velvety to me. I have yet to attempt intarsia so I really admire those of you who do it.

                            What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??


                            • #15
                              Neal, that is top notch !
                              I can only dream of finishes like that
                              If you find the link for that pattern would you send it to me as well ?
                              Excellent work sir !
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