Bob Marley Scrollsaw Portrait

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Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) Basically defined what we today call reggae and remains one of the most widely known and listened to singers of all time, but I really don’t need to tell anyone that, now do I?

Who hasn’t mellowed out to “No Woman, No Cry” or “I Shot the Sheriff”?

Portrait is cut into a piece of Spalted Maple that I cut into slabs and dried six months ago from a log in firewood stack.

It measures around 7×10 inches and is 3/16” thick.

A soak in lemon oil and backed with thick felt, as always.

This, I am quite certain, will be snatched up by a close friend rather quickly. :-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1116 days ago

You are really GREAT at doing these portraits! It is right on and a beautiful work of art. Incredible, Bob!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 1116 days ago

This is awesome.
Your are a true artist.
My first portrait on my scrollsaw will be of Bob Marley when I get around to it.
I was at his childhood home, four months ago in Nine Mile, Jamaica.
Very inspirational.

This is a picture of his “Relaxing Chair” I took, where he would gather his thoughts.
As a woodworker, I liked the dovetail design.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#3 posted 1116 days ago

awesome, scrollsaw work

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#4 posted 1116 days ago

Stir it up, Bob.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 1116 days ago

Nice portrait. I’ll check him out. I have never heard of him before; maybe I heard the songs and didn’t know who it was doing it ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 1116 days ago

Very nice. What did you make the dreads out of ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#7 posted 1116 days ago

Very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 1115 days ago

Good one Bob. Your work always inspires me.

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

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#9 posted 1115 days ago


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

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#10 posted 1104 days ago

Heck yeah man! Nicely done.

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#11 posted 1086 days ago

I love Bob, is that pattern available? Maybe we can trade for a pattern you’re looking for.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#12 posted 966 days ago

Wow, Your work is very impressive. I am building a Ravens Room in my home and would like to see if you could do a ravens themed portrait identical to the one you have already done in your projects portfolio to be placed on the face of the bar I am having built.

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