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    After enduring considerable harassment from my "friends" here, as well as hubby and kin, I have finished the SW Landscape by Bruce Worthington.

    It was definitely a learning experience and not all of the pieces are perfectly fitted, but I think it looks like a desert landscape.

    I added the skull because I thought it needed something in the middle of the scene. The cacti were cut from poplar, but it wasn't really green enough, especially for the barrel cactus, so I mixed some acrylic colors to come up with a "cactusy" hue.

    Woods used: blue pine, mahogany, red oak, white oak, poplar, pine, purpleheart, yellowheart, walnut, WRC, I think that's all. I may have missed one.

    Now my workbench is cleared off, I have to do the wild mustang intarsia that I stuck away in a drawer last year. So, here we go again, but not nearly as many pieces for the horsies.

    All comments are most welcome, I have a thick hide, so sock it to me. LOL

    Thanks for looking

    Nancy in AZ
    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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    I think you did just fine Nancy, remember no two are ever alike. It looks good, well done.
    Bruce F. Worthington

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    • #3
      Thanks, Bruce. I tried to do your patten justice. It's a great pattern!
      Nancy in AZ
      A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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      • #4
        Nice job Nancy. I really like the color combos.
        I also have a intarsia project in a drawer and it not seeing daylight anytime soon
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tango View Post
          Nice job Nancy. I really like the color combos.
          I also have a intarsia project in a drawer and it not seeing daylight anytime soon
          Thanks, Donna. I hoped the colors would look okay.

          As for the project in the drawer.....I took the wild horses intarsia out of the drawer and it's probably going to be totally recut. The person who cut this (moi) did a lousy job! LOL

          Nancy in AZ
          A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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          • #6
            Wow, you really did finish it! It looks great and I love the cow skull.
            Fran

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            • #7
              Dang -- I need some smelling salts. Lost good money betting you wouldn't get it done. You know I HAVE to give you a bad time and now you take away one of the things I like to harass you about.

              After all these years, it turned out quite nicely. I was thinking that some of those pieces would have dry rot by now, but you managed to save it.

              Sure does look like a SW landscape. Love your cacti colors. Bet you've seen a few to get those colors so good. Sure turned out great. I'd be happy to store it for you if you need a place to put it. Nice job, Nancy!!!
              Mtnman Jim

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

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              • #8
                Looks like a great piece to me - fabulous work. The extra green looks very good...
                Douglas Fraser
                Eagle River, Alaska

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fran1942 View Post
                  Wow, you really did finish it! It looks great and I love the cow skull.
                  Fran
                  Yep, I really did finish it! Glad you like the skull, I do too.
                  Thanks
                  Nancy in AZ
                  A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                  • #10
                    MJim,

                    Fear not, I am sure you will find something to harass me about. LOL And, just for the record, it hasn't been all that long since I started it....only since Feb, 2011!

                    Thanks for the kind words, glad you like the final product, but no, you may not store it for me. It goes on my living room wall!

                    Nancy in AZ
                    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ASDLF22 View Post
                      Looks like a great piece to me - fabulous work. The extra green looks very good...
                      Hi Doug,

                      I was satisfied with the color after a couple tries, but it sure made me nervous when I started painting and it just didn't look quite right. But, after some more adding and mixing, I decided the color was as close as I was going to get it.

                      I appreciate your comments, thanks.
                      A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                      • #12
                        Nancy, you did a great job with this.
                        Nice work with the grain selection. How big is the finished piece?
                        I also like the added color.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          Rolf,

                          Many thanks for your kind words, I appreciate them.
                          The finished piece is approximately 21" wide and 14" high, at the tallest part.

                          Nancy in AZ
                          A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                          • #14
                            I love it Nancy. The colors are brilliant and really add to the finished piece. I think it will look great on your living room wall. The skull added a bit to the final overall look to the piece.
                            Tammy

                            Pressure makes diamonds

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                            • #15
                              That looks amazing. You did a fantastic job.
                              Aaron

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