Baltimore Ravens Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 09-30-2010 05:28 PM 2393 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece – a co-worker of mine saw my previous work with Ray Lewis and wanted to know if I could do the Raven’s Logo.

I found a graphic (pic 2) on their website and sat down to work out a pattern. That was by FAR the hardest part of the project! Everything is “floating” in the background and had to be connected to something with a bunch of little “tabs” – made for quite a long drafting session!

After that it was just picking the right piece of wood – in this case a piece of white oak plywood – and starting up the scroll saw!

I really like the way this turned out! I gave it a bath in lemon oil to darken the oak just a tad and love the contrast it makes with the thick felt backing.

I did have to use a #1 Blade on most of the piece due the the very tiny details in the piece – Pic 3 shows the detail needed to cut out the city name – very tense bit of cutting as the “line” holding it to the main piece is less than an eighth of an inch thick!

Overall dimensions are 12×12 inches and approx an eighth of an inch thick.

Comments welcomed!


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#1 posted 09-30-2010 07:13 PM

Being from Baltimore I think it looks great. Super job.

-- Bert, Maryland

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 08:42 PM

You did a great job on this. It looks just like the graphic. Excellent work!!!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 10:53 PM

The black background really sets it off.. I like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 11:32 PM

Very Cool scrolling!

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

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 02:49 AM

Good job. I like it.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 12-04-2011 05:37 PM

I would love to have this done on the face of my bar I am having built in my ravens room.

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#7 posted 12-04-2011 05:38 PM

This is an awesome piece of work. It would go great in my ANTI STEELERS ROOM.

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