A Pair of Scrollsaw Portraits

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Project by KnotCurser posted 996 days ago 1481 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The reason I am posting these two as an individual project is because they are both “repeats” for me.

I have done each of these in the past and was asked to dust off my patterns and redo them for soon-to-be new owners. Links to the first-time cuts on these can be found here and here.

The Washington Redskins cutting is done on Ornamental Asian Cherry, measures 16×10 inches and is over 1/4” thick. Once again I LOVE the wood – I just wish I could have cut a Ravens Logo into it! ;-)

The “Evolution of Man with Guitar” is done on White Figured Oak, measures 14×8 inches and is also around 1/4” thick. I think this cutting is the best I have done so far – I think since it is a tad bigger this time I was able to put more detail into it.

As I understand, both customers will be using these for Holiday gifts.

Both are finished by a quick soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 996 days ago

I saw the Evolution of man before and showed it to my wife who plays music. She loved it. Great idea and execution.
She was amazed when she saw the close-up picture of how it was done.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#2 posted 996 days ago

Good idea !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#3 posted 996 days ago

Great work as always!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 996 days ago

Your patience is legendary. Good to see them (again).

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 995 days ago

This is great stuff. Hat’s off! The idea of playing with shadows is great. Thanks for sharing.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#6 posted 995 days ago

Nice I really like your projects.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 995 days ago

Hey Brother, I saw that you left me a comment on a recent TV table that I built so I decided to view your work and man let me tell you-THAT IS SOME MARVELOUS WORK!! I didn’t know that those type of scrollings were possible. You create nice workings of all types, but those scrollings are super interesting (so much my wife and I may need one done of the two of us).

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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#8 posted 991 days ago

Your work is very impressive. I am building a Ravens Room in my home and would like to see if you could do a ravens themed portrait identical to the one you have already done in your projects portfolio to be placed on the face of the bar I am having built.

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