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    I finally jumped down the “rabbit hole” of intarsia. After I cut this I had it sitting where I had to look at it everyday and finally thought, now or never. I think I nailed the flower. I had all the leaves done then found some green poplar and recut them. It really doesn’t take as long as I thought it would. I figured out a sand and roll movement with my guinevere system. Opinions wanted.
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    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • #2
    Very nice cutting and selection of wood, looking forward to seeing it completed, RJ
    Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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    • #3
      Looks very good so far! Keep up the good work.



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      • #4
        Nice shaping on the flower. I also like your wood selection. This is a bad move on your part. Out of all my scrolling work Intarsia is my favorite as it really allows you to make each piece your own.
        Look forward to seeing it finished.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, 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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        • #5
          Very well done. Betty. The shaping is right on.
          Denny
          ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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          • #6
            Very nicely done, Betty. Can't wait to see the finished project.

            Be careful - this stuff is addictive.
            Tony

            My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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            • #7
              Like the others, can't wait to see what the finish does to it.
              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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              • #8
                Thank you for all the encouragement and compliments. With the Guinevere it is really easy to shape. Besides, Bruce bought me the complete system about 5 years ago and he is glad I’m finally using it!! As for the finish, what do I use? I know some use a gel, but don’t know what kind.
                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  Nice work, Regarding the finish, check JGR's web site. Recently she did a study on finishes and effect of the color change with age on various woods.
                  cwmagee
                  aka Fibber
                  Producer of fancy firewood​

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful Betty. I think any brand gel poly will work. You want to apply the finish BEFORE you glue your pieces to the backer board. When doing the glue up apply glue only to the back of your pieces.
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the info. The flower is aromatic cedar, which I know changes color when finished. I want to keep it as close as possible to the color it is now. I have lost of scraps to test on before I put the finish on. I'm sure I'll be back for more advice as I get further into this project. This is turning into a "group project." I couldn't do it without everyone!!
                      Betty

                      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                      • #12
                        Did more sanding today and think I’m ready to start gluing. The flower first then go on from there. This is quite a learning experience but I learned not to overthink the shaping. I think I did pretty good for the first intarsia project.
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                        Betty

                        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                        • #13
                          First---I will say it's looking good!
                          Secondly---you said it best---welcome to the rabbit hole!
                          Third---Even when you do the other stuff, Intarsia will keep pulling you back.
                          Just another form of scrolling addiction!
                          Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                          • #14
                            I already have my next project ready to cut!!! Thanks for the compliment.
                            Betty

                            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                            • #15
                              Intarsia is my favorite use of the my scroll saw. You have been officially bitten.
                              Rolf
                              RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, 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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