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    My newest challenge

    Hi everyone
    Well it's been awhile since I've done a new Intarsia piece (or any scrolling for that matter) but with the warmer weather here in Va. it's time to get back in the shop and get creative. Here are a couple of pics of my newest creation to be. It will be titled "Caught in the Headlights" and will be my first night time scene. I've been wanting to do this for quite awhile.I will be combining parts of these three photos to depict a rather humorous setting that will include wildlife together in what would be considered an un-natural chance encounter.This piece will be set in a 20" x 24" walnut frame. I will be using lots of ebony, different shades of green poplar, lignum vitae, blue mahoe , ziricote, Peruvian walnut and who knows what else to create the dark backgrounds. I am drawing the pattern now and I can envision upwards of 300 to 400 pieces in this intarsia. Loads of fun for sure!!! Stay Tuned





    Mike
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    Should be interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
    My lack of imagination can't picture what you are going to do with the 3 pictures
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    A rather original approach different from the usual intarsia themes I've seen, I look forward to see the final pics and its process if you please.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    My intention is to make this a WIP but it will be spread out over the next couple of months as I will only be working on it when my work schedule permits. I did manage to get the frame done . 20”x 24” walnut with a birds -eye maple accent allowing 1/2” recess inside the frame for the intarsia.



    I also began drawing the pattern. Because I hand draw my patterns I start off by making a scaled grid (in this case 1/2”=1”).This photo shows the grid layout on the interior shot of the car which is only used to get the finer details and measurements.



    Although the actual intarsia depicting the interior of the car will be comprised mostly from ebony it is important to capture as much detail as I can for added depth and dimension . What will be seen mostly are the reddish lights as in this photo.


    Here is what I have so far on the pattern. Still a bunch of work but it’s getting there.

    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
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    I think this one will be a great one to follow Frame looks nice Mike, keep them coming

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    Looking forward to seeing this one take shape, Mike.
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    I will be watching this. Looks very interesting.

    Matt

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    Any more progress yet Mike ?

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