"Nutcracker Pendant"
(Advanced Intrarsia Project)

by Tom & Kay Benham

Step 15: Epoxy the round red coral nose into the nose hole.

Step 16: Cut two lengths of .040" dia. 14K gold wire for the eyes. Epoxy the two wires into the eyeholes.

Step 17: Grind the protruding eyes and nose flush to the front and back surfaces of the face assembly on a 180-grit lap.

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Step 18: Using the AJS Intarsia Grinder, grind the top of the hat brim even - just until the corners of the brim intersect the pink opal of the face.

Step 19: Cut off the black jade disk below the moustache. Then grind the bottom edge of mustache flat and parallel with the top of the hat brim.

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Step 20: Cut two strips of black jade and one strip of white opal, each approx. 1-1/2" long. Grind both sides of each strip until flat and parallel. The finished thickness of the black jade strips should measure approx. .020" and the white opal thickness should measure approx. .070." Epoxy one black strip to one white strip.

Step 21: Cut this assembly in thirds.

Step 22: Epoxy two of these segments together, black/white to black/white. Secure with a plastic spring clamp.

Step 23: Epoxy this assembly to the remaining segment securing it with a plastic spring clamp.

Step 24: Epoxy one black strip to the remaining exposed white opal side of the assembly. Secure with plastic spring clamp.

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Step 25: Epoxy one small piece of pink opal to each side of the teeth assembly for the cheeks. Secure with plastic spring clamp.

Step 26: Square up the top edge of teeth/cheeks assembly on the intarsia grinder.

Step 27: Epoxy teeth/cheeks assembly to the bottom of the moustache making sure to the teeth are centered under the nose.

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Step 28: Trim teeth assembly and then grind teeth assembly until approx. .060" in length and parallel with the bottom of the moustache.

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