Sign of the Pampered Maiden Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 11-26-2011 02:22 AM 1323 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece from a co-worker of mine to use as a Holiday Gift to his wife.

The “Sign of the Pampered Maiden” is a Ladies Shop in Sante Fe, New Mexico and happens to be a nice memory of my co-worker’s wife. He asked me if I could adapt the original to be able to do a cutting of it.

At first it looked kind of hopeless, to tell the truth. I mean, just LOOK at all those lines! He then said to take enough “Artistic Freedom” to come up with something. Now THAT I could work with! :-)

Oh yeah – he also wanted it to look “older and a tad disheveled”. Allllllllrightythen.

Here’s the result. It measures 6 1/2×13 inches and is cut into 5/16” thick Rock Maple. I chose the Maple due to both it’s strength as well as the grain pattern and the beetle marks. Character!

Finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and backing with thick felt.

I really liked cutting this piece – it pretty much demanded dead-on accuracy.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 04:32 AM

As always nicely done. I so enjoy your talent.


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#2 posted 11-26-2011 04:49 AM

neat piece of scrolling Bob :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 02:48 PM

Truly amazing. I guess that maple is the sweet spot where you can still cut it, but it is strong enough to hold up after the cut.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 05:24 AM

Ncie with the negative/positive inversion.

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

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