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    "Eagle's Realm" Intarsia

    Hi Everyone
    Been a while since I’ve posted any new intarsia but here is a sneak peek of my newest commission. Titled—”Eagle’s Realm” it sits in a 16” x 20” cherry frame with purpleheart inlay. Woods used so far; Walnut, Holly, Ebony, Yellowheart, Spalted Beech, Fishtail Oak,Spalted Sycamore, Lignum Vitae and Peruvian Walnut. 100 pieces so far. I’m still designing the background scenery of the pattern which is the hardest part to get the proper depth . I like to shape, sand, detail carve and apply a coat of finish as I go on these type of projects. I foresee between 200 and 300 pieces depending on how elaborate the background gets. Stay tuned .

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    Looks fantastic so far, Mike!
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    I like it as it sits, without a background you sure do some fine work Mike

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    That is really nice. Something I'd like to try someday. All that fancy wood must get expensive.
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    i to think that its fine as is mike,, i see the existing back ground as a gray ghosted valley..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    I like it as it sits, without a background you sure do some fine work Mike
    Just what I was thinking.
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    Very impressive, Mike. Looking forward to seeing this as it progresses.
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    Thanks everyone for the comments
    This has been a challenging project. The background has been difficult to get the proper depth but I’m gaining on it. . I will go ahead and finish the background as I have it drawn out but I’m sure I will change a few pieces until I get the effect I’m looking for. Woods used—Walnut, Holly,Spalted Beech,Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera wood, Peruvian Walnut, Tulipwood. 140 pieces so far.
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    Wow - Very nice. I would have trouble with all those accurate cuts and I do it with a laser!!!

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    this place never ceases to amaze me with all the talent displayed here.
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