Banksy Scrollwork x 27

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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-29-2011 02:50 AM 1654 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My “regular” job has about the best group of co-workers I care to imagine. The vast majority of them have been like an extended family to me – some of them for over 10 years now. They have also ordered and/or purchased many, many woodworking items from me over the years.

Tomorrow will be my last day with all of them as I have received a different assignment from my company and will be “moving on” as the saying goes. All good things must come to an end they say.

So, as a Farewell gift from me to all of them, I created what you see above. This is a stack-cutting taken to the next level.

I found a very nice work done by the Graffiti Artist “Banksy” and added my own words to it – kind of a “Goodbye” message to everyone.

I then sandwiched 26 pieces of Card Stock (thick paper) between two 1/8” pieces of BB Plywood and taped it all together with clear packing tape. After affixing the pattern to the top piece I went ahead and cut the image and when it was peeled apart and separated I had 27 works I was able to hand out today during my luncheon they held for me!

They measure 5×7 inches. The wooden ones were soaked in lemon oil and backed with felt – one went to my boss and the other I am keeping. The Cards were backed with different colors of construction paper.

I had just enough to go around as a few guests from the past were invited as well to say some nice words.

This was a really cool project to do as I was able to give out 27 gifts today to 27 really wonderful people! :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 03:12 AM

Bob, That is a touching story. That was good of you, and good of them. Up until Feb 28, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work myself. Where will you ge going?

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

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 03:21 AM


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

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 01:07 PM

Good job and good luck on your new adventure.

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

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 01:44 PM


I am what one would call a “contractor” as my company rents my services to a variety of Government Agencies. Sounds cool, but it’s just another Cubicle “Dilbert” Job. ;-)

They wanted me to work in a different Organization of the same Agency – no big deal and only a move of a few miles down the road. It’s just the people I will miss.

Thanks for wishing me luck all!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 01:46 PM

You know, I think this might have an application in the Wedding / Party invitation arena….......

Imagine scrolling the Bride and Groom’s portrait into the invite – that would be certainly a one-of-a-kind! :-)

AND, you would have a wooden one to present to the couple on their wedding day….. Sweet


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 02:10 PM

Good job Bob.
That is a really special gift. Well done.

Good luck at the new place,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 02:16 PM

Nice work, Bob. With the right wind she might make it home to Bristol (England).

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

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#9 posted 07-30-2011 01:07 AM

That’s a nice personal message to all your buddies. I like the idea of stacked card stock. I’m going to have to try that on myself. Good luck and happy trails.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 05:04 AM

That was an awesome and beautiful gift. I wish you the best of luck in your new position.

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#11 posted 07-30-2011 11:47 AM

I just saw this. It is really great! Nice job! :)


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

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