"Grumpy Cat" Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-13-2013 11:55 PM 1495 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Who or What is a “Grumpy Cat”????

Grumpy, A.K.A “Tardar Sauce” happens to be the most popular cat on the internet at this particular time. This tiny feline has had quite the life so far. She was born a runt with a few “issues” and a face coloring that makes her look grumpy all the time. Here's the rest of her story, but be warned - you WILL fall in love with her and her brother!

My wife happened to fall in love with Grumpy as soon as she saw her, so I knew eventually I would be cutting her image into a piece of wood. I timed it correctly, and was able to do this for her birthday a couple of days ago – bonus!

Overall, the image measures 7×9 inches and is 1/4” thick. Material is solid poplar resawn from a MUCH larger piece I acquired from the side of the road a few years ago.

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

My wife loved the piece, BTW – it’s going in to work tomorrow to join the other cuttings I’ve made for her.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 11:57 PM

So nice, Bob! Great replication as always! :)


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

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 12:31 AM

Outstanding Bob! It’s best to keep the wife happy and if you have fun doing it, that’s even better!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 12:36 AM

Wow, that is amazing. Nice work.

-- Michael and Matthew

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 01:38 AM

LOL Oh that’s hilarious. If I had to pick something I thought I’d never see here at LJ, Grumpycat would’ve been high on the list.


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#5 posted 02-14-2013 02:08 AM

i love Tard, this is awesome

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 07:18 PM

Very nice and nice scrolling.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 07:27 PM

How can you not love that cat?

Good work!

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 09:12 PM

You really captured the face perfectly. Great job!

-- Anna

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 02:37 PM

Some nice, intricate scrolling

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

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 08:54 PM

Oh yeah, that is funny.

-- I never finish anyth

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