Ceiling Cat Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-08-2011 01:09 AM 1452 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What can I say about Ceiling Cat? He’s a phenom on the internet – do a Google search for “Ceiling Cat” and you will easily find out all about him. BE WARNED though – some of what you find may not be “Family Friendly”........

Anyway, I was asked to cut this critter and I think it’s a pretty cool image so why not!

While I was cutting this guy, I decided to do a rather in-depth tutorial on all the prep work I do prior to actually putting blade to wood. It’s saved as a blog on LJ’s and you can find it here:

This work is done on solid Locust wood and sports two live edges. It measures 5 1/2×8 1/2 inches and is just over 1/8 of an inch thick.

As normal, finish is a soak in lemon oil and then backed with thick felt.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 01:28 AM

this makes me laugh

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 02:25 AM

Good job bob on that cat.

You should put your skills into trying one of the 3D papercraft versions in wood.
That would be a hoot.


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#3 posted 06-08-2011 04:28 AM

Classic! I love it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 06:31 AM

Very Cool.

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 06:51 AM

Very nice.

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#7 posted 06-08-2011 10:37 AM

Ohai notkursa, I can haz chzbrgr? o wate – am no happeekitteh. He ded BTW n gone 2 teh bsmnt :( Kthxbai

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 11:14 AM

As one of those who get ‘it’ I appreciate this wholeheartedly. Nice scrolling too, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 06-08-2011 02:29 PM

Nice – detailed description of the process you use. If I understand correctly you spray the wood and not the pattern. I spray yhe pattern thus never seem to have and gule in non-wanted areas. Now this is just my process as I learned it and not saying it is best or better – just my process.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#10 posted 06-08-2011 02:48 PM


Actually I spray both the wood and the pattern – I get a far stronger bond that way.

If you read the comments from me below on my blog I go into the reasons for this.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#11 posted 06-08-2011 10:42 PM

I love this one! You did a fantastic job!

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#12 posted 06-09-2011 12:15 AM

Excellent work my friend! I agree with BritBoxmaker! The entire scroll is WONDERFUL! I need to get a pattern for my first work experience. Congratulations Friend!

-- António Guerreiro

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 02:09 PM

Great work!

-- christopheralan

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