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Project by KnotCurser posted 905 days ago 818 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!

Enjoy!

-bob

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 905 days ago

Nice one Bob.
That green just nails it.

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

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 905 days ago

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! :)

Sheila

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

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Pete Jansen

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#3 posted 905 days ago

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

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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NormG

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#4 posted 905 days ago

Really cure idea

-- Norman

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