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Promote the Art of Intarsia by defraying the cost of exotic wood needed to create the hand made Carousel Horse wall hanging & prints of the work.
Promote the Art of Intarsia by defraying the cost of exotic wood needed to create the hand made Carousel Horse wall hanging & prints of the work.
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Woodworking is an ART- a craft learned over time and much practice. No computers involved, no lasers - just me, some wood, and the saw. Want to see pictures? check out my blog: www.WoodNGoods.blogspot.com
I don't have a closet full of shoes, but I have been drooling over some prime pieces of lumber! But, as a parent of 4 kids, my needs come last. College tuition, travel fees for extra-curricular school activities, "my last pair of jeans have a hole in them!", and the list goes on. Just when I think I can invest in the wood, another "crisis" occurs.

So - in looking for alternate ways to fund my work, I found Kickstarter - and here I am!! And here's my project which I hope you would consider funding.....
Thanks! T

Who doesn’t love a carousel? The lights – the music – and above all, the horses!
I’ve started cutting designs of carousel horses with my scroll saw. The first is done – a fretwork pattern of a horse head. The second is much more involved – I have the pattern drawn up of a full carousel horse to make using the intarsia method.

What’s intarsia? Intarsia is a form of wood inlay similar to marquetry. You create a picture using different species, colors, and heights of wood. Each segment of wood is cut, shaped, sanded, then joined together to create a picture. You can see some of my cuttings here: www.WoodNGoods.etsy.com . I have been cutting other designers patterns, and decided it was time to start creating my own.

There are a few roadblocks to getting this piece of artwork done.

1. Most of the wood I use in my work comes from a custom flooring store. They take their scraps and throw them in a bin. I’m able to get these cut-offs at a much reduced price. This works for my small projects, but this one is much larger and I am going to have to buy some actual lumber pieces for it. To do it right, I would like to get some Birds-eye Maple and Bloodwood along with some other species.

2. As much as I enjoy woodworking and love the items I make, they are One-of-a-Kind, and only one person can actually own the art piece and display it. I gave this some thought, and spoke with a printer. He is able to take the very high quality photo in order to create prints from a wooden piece of art like I am planning. Wa-La!! Prints of the items can be made, letting more people enjoy it.

3. Artist Block – since the Christmas season I haven’t been in the woodshop much. I have little incentive to get anything done. I’ve started a couple of small projects, but nothing that holds my interest for long.

So – what is the money requested going for? I will purchase some lumber size pieces of hardwood to create the artwork. I will also get the initial photo taken in order to create prints of the work. AND – this will give me the incentive to get back into the woodshop and working on a larger piece of artwork. I work best under a deadline – and this will give me one!

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    A photo of the completed project signed and dated by the artist - me!

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    You will get a Key Fob made from scrap wood from the project along with the photo!

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    I make Intarsia Angels that can be hung on your wall. They are about 5" x 7" tall. Normally I sell these for $38 to 40 each. As a special for pledges $30 or more I will make you an angel. You can even specify the type of wood (or color if you prefer) for the dress and hair! You will also get the photo and key fob as mentioned above!
    You can see the angels here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36857077 and Here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39189375

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    A limited edition (signed and numbered) professionally made print of the completed artwork, along with the key fob.

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    2 Angels as described in the $30 reward, along with a key fob and picture!

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    $900 pledge and the Carousel Horse hanging is yours to pick up from my house in Michigan. If you make your donation $2500 or more, I will deliver it to you anywhere in the lower 48 States. Oh - and I'll throw in a key fob made with a piece of scrap wood too!

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