Baby Maya - A Scrollsaw Portrait

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Project by KnotCurser posted 11-22-2011 12:55 AM 1306 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece from one of our fellow LumberJocks, “vipond33”.

Gene contacted me a week or so ago and asked if I would be willing to create a portrait of his daughter, Maya.

I was honored to be asked and agreed immediately – he sent me a few pictures and wound up actually ordering two of them! This is the second one, finished and ready for shipment to the “great white north”. The first in the series is here.

The work measures 8.5 × 11 inches and is cut from 1/8” Baltic Birch Plywood.

I really enjoyed cutting the bib-overhauls – they came out very true to the actual picture. Even the button!

The finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

Enjoy – and I certainly hope Gene enjoys it! ;-)

PS: I did ask permission from Gene to post both my work as well as the actual picture of his daughter. He most graciously agreed. He asked me to save a spot to post a picture of this after he builds a frame for it.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 01:37 AM

Just beautiful work Bob. You are so good at these.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 02:13 AM

very precious. nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 03:21 AM

Bob, you are an artist.

What a darling picture,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 04:09 AM

Too Cool. Love it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 07:51 AM

Well, I really got what I wanted here – true craft, a lovely interpretation and some fine help from a fellow member. Can’t wait to get them! In time for Christmas too! Thanks Bob.

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

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