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Project by KnotCurser posted 09-14-2011 10:06 PM 1682 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…...........”

John R. “Johnny” Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. – Wikipedia

I was asked to create this cutting by a co-worker of mine. I didn’t want to at first, mainly because I think there are a lot better pictures of Johnny than this one – then I started reading about the background and meaning of this picture and I am now happy I was asked.

While I will say “Sorry” for the rather vulgar portrayal of Johnny Cash, I urge you to read the following web page that prompted this ad (Pic 2) to be run in Billboard Magazine on March 25, 1998.

http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cashs-famous-middle-finger

The wood used is solid American Elm which I milled myself and is around 1/4 inch thick.

Piece measures 7 1/2×11 inches overall.

Finish is a quick soak in lemon oil and then backed with thick felt.

Enjoy!

-bob

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





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AaronK

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 10:51 PM

best bird flippin ever! As far as I’m concerned, this shot doesn’t even need a background, the raw emotion comes right through and very powerfully. puts all its imitators to shame.

anyway, nice work on the wood too :-)

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Andy123

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 11:29 PM

That looks really good. I thought it was wood burning at first.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Pete Jansen

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 11:57 PM

Nice bird. I wish I could find slabs like that around here.
I can’t find slabs or rounds anywhere at a reasonable price.
The stuff on eBay is ridiculously priced as well.
Nice job anyway.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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jeepturner

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 12:23 AM

I am a big fan of Johny. I have listened to him for over forty years. I like your work and you did the bird justice.
Johny was asked, Lets take one for the warden?
Be careful what you ask for.

-- Mel,

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 06:35 AM

Nice job on the image :-)

Fans! You all know who Rodney Crowell is right? (He was Johnny’s son in law for awhile.)
You’ve just gotta hear a song called I Walk the Line Revisited by Johnny and Rodney.
I promise you’ll love it.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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Joshuah

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 07:42 AM

Your scroll work is superb! The picture is real nice…well atleast your skillz are…

-- -Joshuah

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 09:16 AM

I couldn’t believe what I thought that was on the thumbnail, but it is and I really couldn’t believe that!! Thanks for putting in the link. I wondered why there isn’t any country music anymore. Now I know. Nice job of Johnny.

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

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watermark

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 06:53 AM

Great piece and thanks for sharing the article big fan of Johnny Cash. I had seen that pic a lot but never heard the full story.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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