Scrollwork Done to Say Thanks

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Project by KnotCurser posted 1434 days ago 1241 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of months ago it was made clear to me that I would need some “minor” abdominal surgery.

I went the following week to discuss options with my surgeon. During the consult, he noticed in my list of jobs that I was a woodworker and out of the blue asked me my opinion on the Saw Stop Table Saw. I knew at that very moment that this was the man I wanted operating on me! :-)

This past Thursday was my surgery and while all went just perfectly, I am now “in recovery” which means no lifting more than 15 pounds for the next few weeks. Doh! Good news if I don’t want to take out the trash or clean Kitty Litter pans, but bad as far as woodworking goes!

That mainly only leaves me scrollwork to do.

So, to put everything together, I made my Doctor this small piece to say “Thanks”.

I figure the saying “Measure Twice, Cut Once” applies to surgery just as much as woodworking – I’m sure he will get a kick out of it!

Done on Baltic Birch PW with a Felt Backing and a couple of sprays of Poly.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 1434 days ago

that is funny…yea if hes inquiring of the saw stop…he would be a man of wanting a quality saw , plus with safety in mind…he would be the one to let him cut on you….sounds like all went well…glad to hear it…nice sign…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 1434 days ago

Good sense of humor. I am sure it will be loved.

Take care. Enjoy the kitty litter vacation while it lasts.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 1434 days ago

Funny! I like it! Your doctor should really enjoy it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 1434 days ago

Hi Bob.

Very cute! Reminds me of the patient who had “this side up” tatooed on his tummy before having an appendectomy.

You might want to extend an invitation to him to become a brother LJ. We don’t discriminate against doctors.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Hope you get back in the saddle soon. Happy scrolling!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Cute idea, great execution!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

ha ha! -very nice! i’m glad if i mess up, i can just build something else!

-- christine

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

Marvelously funny! My neighbor is neurosurgeon and when I get a spare minute I think I will make one of these for him. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 597 days ago

Ok, I have looked at most of your projects and will be buying a scroll saw in the morning.. my question would be you simply print out a picture you likea and glue it to the wood …?? Ink jet or laser does it make a difference ? Being a Medic and a wife thats a nurse this will be my first scroll project… and help would be great..

-- Never do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the Paramedics...

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#10 posted 597 days ago


I am more than happy to share any hints/tips/etc…. about how I do my work.

I have a series of blogs on how I both do the prep work as well as the pattern making.

Refer to these links:

Also, I would get to know our “scrollgirl”, Sheila Landry – she is an accomplished pattern designer and a fantastic scroller!

If you still have questions, just LMK and I’ll be happy to guide you along!

Good Luck and just that you know that this hobby takes practice! I don’t think you could pay me enough to display my first few works on this forum! ;-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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