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That is truly awesome, Judy Gale ain't got nothing on you. Man that looks good.
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I wouldn't go that far! Thats a great compliment. Thank you very much. She is my inspiration.
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I wouldn't go that far! Thats a great compliment. Thank you very much. She is my inspiration.
She is good, but like i said...
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Can wait to see the end result of this one!
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It's looking great. I too can't wait to see the end result. You're doing an awesome job.
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Very cool ! Now I'm going to start looking for a good scroll saw

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Great thread! I've been hounding my wife I need more tools and she bought me a new scroll saw yesterday. I'll have to try my hand at this
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Ok, here is the home stretch. I have sanded all my pieces to the desired shape, which for me is just softening the edges on everything. This part is up to you on how much you want round your pieces. I like the subtle approach. After shaping, I glue up my pieces utilizing my numbered pattern that has the wax paper over it. After gluing everything and letting it dry completely, I put the first coat of poly on. I let this dry, go over the piece with 1000 grit sand paper, then add another coat. I repeat this process until I get the desired finish. Now for the finishing touches. I cut out and glue the eyes and nose pattern to a piece of 1/4" plywood and cut them out. These have to be cut out pretty close to perfect. you will see why in a second. Cut right down the middle of the pattern lines for a perfect fit.
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After these are cut out, I glue them to a piece of black felt. Once dry, I cut the excess felt away.
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Time for the backer board. I glue my pattern to a piece of 1/4" ply again and cut out the pattern but instead of cutting on the line, I cut inside the pattern line about 1/8" inside the line. This so when the finished skull is glued to backer board, you don't see any of the backer board sticking out from the sides.
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Now just spread a lot of glue on the backer board and place the finished skull on the backer board. Then place the felt eyes and nose piece in their respective holes and you are done! I placed a sawtooth hangar on the back of mine but any hangar will do. Hope this helps anyone who is interested in beginning intarsia. Thanks for looking and good luck!
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thats awsome!
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That is so cool man. I really enjoyed this build!
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Wow scoffey, that is truly remarkable. Fantastic job and well documented.

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I have got to try this, it is so cool. I'm ready for your next piece of art. Great job!!!
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. i'm not the best teacher in the world but I hope this thread helps a little for anyone interested in intarsia. Update: I was told today that my sugar skull has been sold! I placed it in a local art shop last night and it stayed there about 3 hours before it sold!

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Bravo, Fantastico, Magnifico. Oh!,
did I mention that I like it ? No!,
well I do.

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