Pittsburgh Steelers Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-05-2013 04:48 PM 2598 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am VERY sorry about the horrible subject matter of this posting – if I made anyone nauseous or physically ill you will have to understand that this wasn’t my idea. ;-)

My sister commissioned my labor a couple of months ago to create a scrollwork for her husband as a holiday gift. I created a cutting from Baltic birch plywood and delivered it in plenty of time for gift giving.

For the first time EVER, when he unwrapped his gift, it was warped as bad as a potato chip! I have NEVER seen BB Plywood warp at all, let alone this badly. It wasn’t stored in a damp environment, nor was it stored in a strange position. Anyway, a new cutting was due to him.

I picked a solid cherry slab I cut and stacked over two years ago and put it through the planer – looking at the planed wood I kind of knew that this was going to be a very special cutting!

I laid out the design to both avoid cutting into and to highlight the knot in the upper left of the piece.

Dimensions are roughly 16 inches long by 10 inches tall and is 1/4 of an inch thick.

Finish, as is with all my cuttings, consists of a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

This will go in the mail today – hope it arrives in one piece or I’ll be forced to cut yet another one – yechhhh

Go Ravens!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 04:59 PM

Love the Steelers, born and raised in the burg. Gladly send that my way.

-- Lacy Lane Studio

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 05:35 PM

Steeler Nation says thanks

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 07:55 PM

Here we go, Steelers, here we go!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 09:02 PM

Very nice (except for the subject matter).
Can you give a brief description on how you got the effects that you did with the letters?

Go Pack!!

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 10:03 PM


I’m not sure what you mean by “effect”, but I will most certainly share.

The letters, as well as the logo, are simply cut out with a scrollsaw. I then treat the wood with lemon oil. Then I attach a layer of thick, black felt to the rear side of the wood.

Does this answer your question? If not, LMK and I will gladly try to help out!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 11:44 PM

I know, you probably really wanted to do the Cleveland Browns… yes??? LOL I lived in the Cleveland area for all those come close but no cigar years… Seen them play the Steelers a time er 2. Cleveland stadium only reminds me of the greatest concerts I’ve ever seen… Pink Floyd, especially…......on back-to-back nights…. Sorry, got carried away in the memory burst….......... This sign is really nice. OH, and thnx fer the memory burst

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

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 04:57 PM

Nice cutting, no matter the subject.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 03:21 PM

I’d love to do something like that for my favorite team but if you look at the Jaguars logo, it’s nearly impossible. (wise cracks about how bad the Jags are don’t belong here!) hahaha The cherry looks awesome!

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