Android Scrollwork

  • Advertise with us
Project by KnotCurser posted 10-23-2011 11:39 PM 1363 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, I’ll admit that this is not the toughest of patterns to cut, but it was done as a request by my wife to hang in her office so naturally it HAD to be done! :-)

For those of you that have never heard of the Android brand, it’s a direct competitor with Apple nowadays – actually, it’s sold more than Apple lately. My wife is a huge Android fan – I still love my Apple Ipad. Surprisingly, this leads to not even the tiniest of arguments. NOTHING like a Steelers fan marrying a Ravens fan – now THAT would be BAD! ;-)

Anyway, this little guy was cut into a VERY old piece of white cedar taken from a cosmetics box. The wood is extremely brittle so I can only use it for very simple patterns – this was perfect.

My wife picked out the craft foam because it matched the Android color perfectly – it also made it very easy to glue the eyes on.

Piece measures 6 1/2×7 inches and is around 3/16 of an inch thick.

A nice soak in lemon oil and backed, as I already mentioned, with green craft foam board. The foam board is a first for me but it may not be the last as it looks really good and is very easy to use!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

4 comments so far

View SPalm's profile


5320 posts in 3880 days

#1 posted 10-24-2011 12:25 AM

Nice one Bob.
That green just nails it.

I will respectively stay out of your marital respect for one another.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9228 posts in 2918 days

#2 posted 10-24-2011 01:05 AM

I like it, Bob! It is cute! I am glad you put the angled picture on it because looking at the first couple of pictures, I thought you cut the little guy out of the green foam. I didn’t quite understand at first but I do now.

I am with you 100 per cent on the cedar. At its best you need to keep the designs pretty toned down. I find it to be one of the most brittle woods to cut on the scroll saw and I do stay away from it too. Sometimes you just look at it and it breaks. You made really good use of it here though. I do love the grain and the lemon oil is surely the way to go with the finishing. I am sure your wife is very happy with the result.

Great job! :)


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

View Pete Jansen's profile

Pete Jansen

250 posts in 2919 days

#3 posted 10-24-2011 03:10 AM

Anything for the wife. It’s pretty cool looking for sure.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

View NormG's profile


6111 posts in 3002 days

#4 posted 10-24-2011 04:50 AM

Really cure idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics