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Project by KnotCurser posted 994 days ago 1666 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently turned a VERY old cedar log into a couple dozen half-inch thick pieces of lumber and really wanted to try one of them out as a canvas this past weekend. I picked the driest one I could locate and really loved the grain pattern – sort of wild and crazy.

I quickly saw a distinct landscape pattern in it – sky and foreground/land. I then started searching around for a skyline I could cut into it and what better place to do than my hometown, Baltimore!

The picture you see of the skyline isn’t the pattern I used, but it does show most of the buildings from the cutting in real life.

The piece measures 10×7 inches and is 3/16” thick. I should have left it thicker as the wood is VERY spongy – I applied a few coats of lacquer to the back of the piece before cutting in hopes it would help to hold it together better. Worked out fairly well overall.

Once finished I soaked it in lemon oil, as usual, and applied a thick felt backing.

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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flintbone

180 posts in 1662 days


#1 posted 994 days ago

Good one Bob. I have an old mulberry log that is begging for attention.
You got me thinking. Keep up the good work.
flint

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 994 days ago

I find cedar to be one of the most difficult woods to scroll. You did a superb job! Another beautiful piece!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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degoose

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#3 posted 994 days ago

That really is something…

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

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clieb91

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#4 posted 994 days ago

Good old B’more. I know that skyline well. Used to work at the Baltimore Hyatt and saw that on a daily basis. Nicely done.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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rance

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#5 posted 994 days ago

Nicely done Bob. So is “Charm City” Baltimore’s theme?

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

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Trev_Batstone

317 posts in 998 days


#6 posted 994 days ago

Nice job, Bob.. well done!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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eruby

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#7 posted 994 days ago

Very nice Bob. What picture did you use for the pattern?

rance,
“Charm City” was one of the official nicknames for Baltimore. It has been replaced several times over by even worse ones.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 994 days ago

Eric,

I used a few different pics, as well as an old bumper sticker I had that just showed certain buildings in relief.

Yes, Baltimore has had a bunch of nicknames and “Charm City” was one of the best.

A few others are (thanks to Wikipedia):

Mobtown
B’more
The City of Firsts
Monument City
Ravenstown
The city that reads

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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allandcarr

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#9 posted 994 days ago

Nicely done

-- Allan, Baltimore MD

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rance

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#10 posted 993 days ago

Not being a Baltimorian, the only reference I’ve ever heard was “Charm City Cakes”. I love that show. Too bad it was cancelled.

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

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