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Portrait transfer to Ash

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Project by KnotCurser posted 05-24-2014 12:56 AM 1397 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece.

The customer emailed me a picture of her husband and his sister as children and “wanted it on wood” – with a saying by Bill Wilson as well.

At first I tried to do a scrollwork portrait, but the image just wasn’t “right” to create a decent pattern from, so I thought about it and decided to use medium gel and do an image transfer process.

The result is a 10×12 piece of solid Ash with the image and saying centered. Finished with lacquer spray.

I also used a keyhole router bit to create a nice recessed pocket in the rear so she can hang it flush.

I am really liking the way these transfers wind up!

I’ve done a two-part blog on the entire process – just search my blogs if you are curious. :-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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#1 posted 05-24-2014 02:41 AM

Well done Bob.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 07:11 AM

Very nicely done Bob. I really like the sentiment by Bill Wilson too. It rings very true.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 10:37 AM

Very nice work. Love the transfer.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-24-2014 11:56 AM

Looks very good and crispy clean Bob

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 05-24-2014 02:44 PM

Looks super.

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 01:27 AM

Very nice. I really like how those turn out.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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