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Scrollsaw Portrait of Coworker and Wife

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Project by KnotCurser posted 11-27-2012 01:40 AM 1189 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My current coworker commissioned me to create a portrait of himself and his wife. I believe this will be a anniversary gift to her early next year.

The pattern took me around two hours to create, followed by around ten or so hours cutting over a period of a couple of weeks to complete. Once I was able to complete her hair, the rest went easy! ;-)

Piece measures around 10×14 and is cut into good ol’ baltic birch plywood.

Finish consisted of a soak in lemon oil and then a backing of thick felt.

He certainly was pleased – here’s hoping she will be as well!

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 01:42 AM

It is beautiful, as always. What a remarkable likeness! You are really a master at this!

Sheila :)

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

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 01:48 AM

Thanks Sheila!

Coming from a scrollsaw pattern designer of your caliber, and not to mention with the nickname “scrollgirl”, I very much value your compliment! :-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 01:51 AM

I always admire your portraits Bob! I still love my “LOL Cat” and have it hanging in my kitchen. You have a wonderful ability of being able to put enough detail in without making it look too busy. You really do a great job! :)

Sheila

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 02:06 AM

Scrollgirl summed it up perfectly: Enough detail without looking too busy. Incredible ability to capture the essence.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 02:31 AM

Very cool Bob, excellent work.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 05:34 AM

Bob, this is excellent likeness and very well cut. I’m sure she is going to love it. Well done!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 05:42 AM

That is pretty cool! I am really impressed, it looks like it had to be scanned in and laser cut. The likeness transferred so well in your cuts.

Wow!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 08:11 AM

That’s really a great job. She should love it!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 06:43 PM

Beautiful! You have captured well their image and likeness!

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 12:25 PM

Amazing imagery. Perfect cuts, perfect everything.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodchuck82

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#11 posted 08-11-2013 10:47 PM

i recently tried getting into wood burning but but my latest project was bunk. i think i will stick to camp fires and leave the burning to you and the professionals.

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KnotCurser

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#12 posted 08-11-2013 10:55 PM

Woodchuck,

This wasn’t burned – it was cut with a scrollsaw.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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