Scrollcut Om Sign

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Project by KnotCurser posted 12-22-2012 03:58 PM 1507 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was created as a holiday gift for my wife and mine’s closest friend. She’s a yoga instructor and a meditation lover and this sign is special to her – and millions of others the world over.

The “Om” or “Omkara” sign is special to many of the religions and belief systems that practice meditation as part of their mantra. Google “Wiki Om Sign” for more information on this if you are so inclined.

The piece is cut from solid aromatic cedar and stands six inches high and is around 5/8” thick. It was made to sit on a desk or a thin shelf, which explains the base.

The “powdery” looking areas are tiny clear crystals of resin that come to the surface of the wood after sanding. They are invisible except under a camera’s flash or something similar. I imagine they would glow under a blacklight! ;-)

Finish consisted of a long soak in lemon oil.

We exchanged gifts last night as she can’t be with us on Xmas – she really loved it!

Happy Holidays everyone!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 06:04 PM

A unique and special gift ,nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 07:12 PM

Looks wonderful Bob! I am sure she will love it! :)


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

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 09:19 PM

Wonderful that there are so many interesting gifts
and cultures to share

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 11:35 PM

ABC,, easy as 123… or Om…. either way, very nice.

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 12:40 AM

Good job Bob. I bet she will enjoy that for years to come.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 01:18 AM

Nice job as always. It’s great when you can make something that means so much to special friends and family.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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