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Project by KnotCurser posted 993 days ago 1064 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece – kind of.

Spencer Horsman is the manager and featured entertainer at the Illusions Bar & Theater in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore, MD. He runs a great place and puts on an even better show! If you are ever in the area be sure to check him out!!!!

My wife and I were invited by our friend, who is a long-time friend of Spencer, to attend one of his shows a few weeks ago – I liked it so much I offered him a custom scrollwork in exchange for a Boston Shaker and a pair of tickets to his show in the future. Sort of a trade of trades! :-)

The piece measures 9×12 inches overall is done on 1/8” Wavy Maple Plywood.

Finish, as usual, is a good soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

Enjoy!

-bob

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 993 days ago

Neat. Amazing hair.

I need to check that out.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Pete Jansen

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#2 posted 993 days ago

Really nice job, awesome hair. That must of had you a little nervous cutting that.
I hate scrolling the tiny stuff like that, but it makes all the difference in the world
for the finished piece. Really great.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 993 days ago

I’m with LoneTree – I don’t know how you accomplished that hair! Incredible job of cutting and also a great pattern. You have the perfect mix of just enough detail without adding too much. I love it!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 992 days ago

You all are SO funny! I asked myself out loud what I should concentrate on this to make this piece not just “good” but REALLY Good, and I decided to pay extra attention to the hair. I guess it payed off. :-)

This IS the main reason I picked maple plywood for this – I MAY have been able to pull the hair detail off on a solid piece of maple, but plywood makes it a tad more possible.

Call it self punishment, but I actually like doing those little detail in a piece – I kind of challenge myself to see how small of a detail I can put in a piece and still make it noticeable and not just a “hole”. Just as long as there isn’t a ton of small work. ;-)

Thanks for the compliments – coming from you guys it means a lot!

-bob

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

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vipond33

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#5 posted 992 days ago

This is uncanny. I may not be a true connoisseur but I know high zoot stuff when I see it. What a great translation combined with such amazing detail.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 992 days ago

You do some good work, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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scrollingmom

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#7 posted 991 days ago

Looks good. I also think the hair is cool looking. How did you sand it, get all the fuzzies off?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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MichaelAgate

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#8 posted 559 days ago

the hair had to be torture! Awesome.

-- Michael and Matthew

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