Bruce Springsteen Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 08-10-2012 12:23 AM 2076 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Boss, in all his young glory!

This work was ordered by a friend of my Mother’s to give as a gift. I love creating works for this purpose!

She was very specific on which image of Bruce she wanted, which made my job fairly easy – at least until it came to created the pattern – doh!

I finished the pattern and it just didn’t have any life to it – at first. The customer then suggested I include the window blind and that was what it took!

Pattern took around two hours total to create – the cutting was done a bit here and there over a couple of weeks.

It was really nice to have another scrollwork to do – I have a BUNCH of projects, but none of them involve much work on the scrollsaw and I missed it. This was a true joy to create and the customer loves the work. Win Win

Piece is cut into Baltic Birch Ply and measures around 12 inches square.

Finish is a coating of lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 01:02 AM

Nice job. I really enjoy looking at your work. I just wish I could creat patterns like you.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 01:04 AM

He is definitely thee Boss.. Really nice scrolling

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

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 01:19 AM

Sweet, great job.

-- Clay

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 01:26 AM

Very well done. It does however sort of look like the boss is showing us his nipple.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 01:32 AM

I dont like the Boss~~~I respect the Boss, but I dont like him~~~But, this is purty Kooolio~~A lot~
Man, I really need to get on a scroll saw~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 01:32 AM

And I really dig that side angle~~~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#7 posted 08-10-2012 07:25 AM


-- robert dignam

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#8 posted 08-10-2012 08:46 AM

Once again, you nailed it! You have the best ability to pick just the right lines to cut. This is awesome! :)


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

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#9 posted 08-10-2012 12:08 PM

I forgot how cool looking he was when he was young.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 08-10-2012 12:21 PM

You’re the boss. Nice cutting, Bob

Nicely placed knot just where the right nipple should be!

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

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#11 posted 08-10-2012 03:22 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 08:18 PM

Excellent scroll work!

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