A Cartoon Cacophony Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-26-2012 05:08 PM 2034 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started on this project a year and a half ago. Since this project was for myself,I put it aside whenever another anyone else ordered something, etc…. and would pick it up from time to time to do a few minutes of work on it.

It then was moved to a higher shelf in the shop and forgotten about for the last six months. I finally found it again when I did a thorough cleaning of my shop last week. I finished it last night.

There are 28 different cartoon characters cut into this piece of poplar. The piece measures 14×9 inches and is only around 1/4 inch thick. It took a while to lay out this pattern as well as the overall shape of the piece.

The finish of choice is a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick black felt.

I KNOW I’m asking for trouble, but I would like to see how quickly you LJ’ers can name all 28 characters in this scrollwork – pic three is numbered. Just reply below with the number and name. If you see someone already named a character correctly please don’t repeat it.

Ok, gulp, here goes….............. ;-)

Enjoy and let the chaos commence!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 05:15 PM

This is a master piece of scroll saw work ,very fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 05:33 PM

I am missing three.
1marge Simpson 2yogi bear 3road runner 4olive oil 5pinky 6brain 7ren 8stimpy 9daffy duck 10pink panther 11snoooy 12bart Simpson 13wilma flinstone 14fred Flintstone 15marvin marsion 16goofy 17bett boop 18popeye 19charlie brown 23bugs bunny 24odie 25bullwinkle 26sherman 27peabody 28mickey
20, 21 and 22 currently have me stumped.
How did I do?

Edit- 21mighty mouse 22felix the cat

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 05:40 PM

MrsN, You are spot on!!!! With the exception of #20 this has been completed within 4 minutes!

You must be as much of a fan of the ‘toons as I am! :-)

I KNEW 22 would be a tough one, but I thought 20 was pretty easy…........ interesting.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 05:46 PM

20 casper, 21 Mighty Mouse and 22 Felix the Cat. Sometimes it pays to be old. :)

Sheila (Great Project!)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 06:03 PM

You go Scroll girl! Very cool project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Pete Jansen

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 06:13 PM

How cool is that !!!?? I’ve never seen anything like that, I love it.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 06:22 PM

Now that’s a cool project that appeals to so many crowds. Nice job.

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

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 06:39 PM


A very nice scroll saw work

I’m sad because I don’t see the coyote

To Rance : I love your avatar

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 06:57 PM

Without looking at other peoples answers….

1-Marge Simpson
2-Yogi Bear
3-Road Runner
5-6 Pinky & the Brian
7-8 Ren & Stimpy
9-Daffy Duck
10-Pink Panther
12-Bart Simpson
13-Wilma Flintson
14-Fred Flinstone
15-Marvin the Martian
17-Betty boop
18-Popeye the Salior
19-Charlie Brown
20-Casper the friendly ghost
21-Mighty Mouse
22-Felix the Cat
23-Bugs Bunny
28-Micky Mouse

The only two I don’t recognise is 26-27?

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#10 posted 02-26-2012 08:16 PM

Wow! Now that was an interesting few hours – I posted this, went to work in my shop for a few hours and look at the results!

First of all – thanks for the compliments! I did have a lot of fun cutting this – even though it took forever!

It looks like the hardest few are also the oldest, which makes total sense to me.

Casper, Felix, Mighty Mouse, Sherman & Peabody are all from a different era, but are still just as good as the ones on nowadays. :-)

DiggerJack, I wanted to include about a DOZEN more, but I guess I just had to draw the line somewhere and so I went for the most recognizable silhouettes. I also wanted to include more “older” ones.

I am pretty sure I could do this with 28 other characters for a “Part II”. We will see…..........

Thanks again everyone!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#11 posted 02-26-2012 11:57 PM

Just to fill out the list:

26 – Sherman
27 – Mr. Peabody

Strangely enough, two of the computers on my home network are named Sherman and Mr. Peabody.

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 02:07 AM

It took me about 2 minutes but I missed pinky and the brain and fellix the cat.
Neat project and very well done.
I love the old Looney Tunes and the old Disney Cartoons.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 02:31 AM

nope don’t know Sherman & Peabody??? be why I didn’t guess it… guess I have to google it….

google search in progress
Search results Sherman & Peabody About 239,000 results (0.31 seconds)

Sorr don’t know them ones… lol

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 03:43 AM

That is Awesome!


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 12:14 PM

I see a lot o my favs, including Pink Panther, Popeye, Road Runner, Daffy, but, I don’t see my all time favorite: Foghorn Leghorn…..... anyway, very nice way to take a cartoon trip down memory lane. very well done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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