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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-05-2014 02:26 PM 738 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I’d ask the Mad Hatter.
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no…
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I’ll see him…
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he’s mad, too.
Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here.
[laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.

I’ve loved Alice in Wonderland since I was a kid – especially the scene with the Cheshire Cat, so I thought I would cut a portrait of it.

I found and old litho of the cat and designed the pattern from it. The lettering was taken from another scene I found online.

The wood is 1/4” thick poplar and measures 7×10 inches.

A soak in lemon oil and a thick backing of felt finishes the piece.

While a bit simple, there were enough tricky spots that made cutting this one quite fun!

Cheers!

-bob

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 02:45 PM

Nice.
I can not imagine cutting that. It would take me a gazillion hours, and then probably crack.
Hats off to you.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 03:09 PM

I love it! :) Great Bob!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 03:12 PM

That’s pretty cute and very nice scroll saw work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 05:20 PM

One of my favourite books growing up! You have captured the Cheshire Cat’s expression perfectly. Beautifully done.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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stefang

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 06:45 PM

Looks great and you managed to capture the devilish expression on the cat’s face quite well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 02:02 AM

Now we all know where the expression comes from.

Good work

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 05:02 AM

Love it! Needs to be posted in the Stumpy Nubs thread! Thanks for sharing, KnotCurser!

-- God bless, Candy

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kepy

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#8 posted 07-06-2014 12:33 PM

Nice job of cutting and the lettering really adds to it.

-- Kepy

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#9 posted 07-06-2014 02:43 PM

Bob one of my favorites ,great build ,
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here.
[laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 07-06-2014 11:47 PM

Very nice. I love the lettering.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 07-08-2014 09:45 PM

Ditto what Kelly said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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