Evolution of Man & Guitar Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 11-11-2011 04:31 AM 3666 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece from “gbvinc”, one of our fellow LJ’ers.

This piece, I think, speaks for itself – done for a lover of science and music. What a great combination!

He wanted me to “pick the gnarliest piece of wood and cut it on that”, so I picked a really figured piece of sugar maple, left the live edge on the top as well as even the edges I painted to dry the slabs I cut from the log.

Piece measures 11×8 and is 3/16’s of an inch thick.

Finish is a nice long soaking in lemon oil to bring out the really nice grain and then backed with thick felt.

Enjoy – I hope gbvinc does at least! ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 04:32 AM

Now THAT is cool !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 04:38 AM

I agree Mr. Grimes… that is cool! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Perfect, as usual, KnotCurser!

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 06:05 AM

I was looking at it, trying to figure out if the scroll saw part had something to do with the cool image, and then I realized it was a cut out with felt backing! I had an “OMG ITS ALL HOLES” moment. Very cool!

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 06:47 AM

Nice work, I love the humour. When I first saw it the slab immediately reminded me of one of mine:
Those crotch slices sure can come up with the beautiful grain.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 01:40 PM

Very nice, I like it a lot. Simple and elegant.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#6 posted 11-11-2011 02:31 PM

Very well done – brought a smile to my face.


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#7 posted 11-11-2011 07:18 PM

this is so awesome!

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 10:29 PM

haha that’s great!!! did you design the pattern?

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#9 posted 11-12-2011 04:28 PM

I have to agree I love it. I’m sure gbvinc will love it too. I would love to have your ability to make my own patterns.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 07:12 PM


The piece arrived intact and as was true the last time, it looks even better in real life than in the photos!

Thank you for the quick turnaround and excellent work!

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 07:54 PM

Glad to hear it gbvinc – that it arrived well and your appreciation. :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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