Beatles Scrollwork & Custom Walnut Frame

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Project by KnotCurser posted 03-07-2010 04:34 AM 2024 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me state that I am a HUGE Beatles Fan – with that said, when I saw this plan on the web I just knew I had to give it a try.

I also wanted to see how it would be to make my own hardwood “canvas” on which to do the scrollwork. I found some really dry, nicely figured cherry and slabbed it down to around 1/4” with my bandsaw. I let my planer finish the surface down to 1/8” and started to work on the pattern.

Now let me say that I will NEVER again use solid cherry to do scroll work! It is the most brittle, unforgiving wood I have ever worked with! However, I managed to take my time and this is the result – the Fab Four in all their Glory!

After spending all that time cutting I just had to have a proper frame to display them in so I used some nicely figured walnut and Sam Maloof’s Poly-Oil Blend to bring out the awesome grain pattern in the wood.

I can’t wait for the cherry to oxidize and see what the “finished” colors turn out to be – should be even better I hope!

I will most certainly do more scrollwork as I find it very relaxing, but next time I think I’ll still to plywood! ;-)

Thanks for viewing!


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#1 posted 03-07-2010 04:49 AM

That is wonderful!

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 01:49 PM

being a big fan myself,i must say that is really impresive.looks just like the pics,if they had been in black and white.thanks for shareing.

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 06:00 PM

That’s quite remarkable. I’d love to see something like that done with a Pink Floyd photo.

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 02:13 AM

great work!

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 03:43 PM

I was just going through my ‘favourites list’ looking for Christmas gift ideas.
Where can I get this pattern? I know a HUGE Beatles fan that ‘wood’ love this. Thanks.

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 03:54 PM

This is amazing.


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#7 posted 11-06-2010 04:10 PM

Very impressive Bob

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