I Can Has Scrollwork?

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-16-2011 12:14 AM 1615 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was requested by my wife, who is a HUGE LOLCats fan. The ”I Can Has Cheezburger?” Cat!

This fluffy beast was the one who started the entire atom bomb of pictures on the internet.

For those living under a proverbial rock, go here:

At first, I thought this guy wasn’t going to be too hard to cut – I knew I wanted to do a “negative space” image, which is where the image floats on the felt, and had done a different one in the past with hardly any issues but this guy turned out WAY harder than I thought!!!!

The chestnut I picked out was really brittle and the pieces wound up tiny – not a good combination to say the least!

There are five floating pieces in this portrait – the tiniest of which only measures a half inch long and less than 1/16” wide. The whiskers are less than 1/16” wide as well.

The piece measures around 6 inches square overall and is 1/8” thick.

Finish consists of a soak in lemon oil and fastened to thick felt backing.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 12:15 AM


Happycat roolz.

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

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#2 posted 06-16-2011 12:35 AM

I want to see monorail cat next. Then, perhaps, keyboard cat. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 01:29 AM

Nice Kitty!!! :)


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

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 02:24 AM

Love it Bob! Very true to the picture!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#7 posted 06-16-2011 12:54 PM

Good one Bob. Keep up the great work.

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

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 02:05 PM

Nice one bob. What about basement cat? You know you want to.

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

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#9 posted 08-14-2011 10:00 PM

This is one of my most favorite scroll saw things ever!!! I wish I could do patterns as well as you.

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#10 posted 08-15-2011 02:13 AM

>“Finish consists of a soak in lemon oil and fastened to thick felt backing.”
Bob, you throw this phrase out there like it was nothing. How in the world do you attach those tiny pieces to the felt? IMWTK.

Rance (one of those living under the rock he referred to)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 08-15-2011 03:01 AM


You want that I give ALL my secrets away???? ;-)

OK, you twisted my arm….............

1) Glue the frame to a felt backing – stretch it, but not too much, so that there is a tad bit of tension.

2) Insert the WASTE piece to use as a guide – do not glue this piece in! Very important (trust me). ;-)

3) Using tweezers if needed, and it will be needed, apply a tiny drop of CA Glue to the back of the piece and set it into the hole of your “template” and hold it there until it is dry.

4) Lather, rinse, repeat.

Got it?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#12 posted 08-15-2011 08:43 AM

Thanks. :) But why’d you forget the last step? You know…

5) And Bob’s yer uncle!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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