Owls on a Line Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-21-2013 11:26 PM 1377 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was ordered to be used as a “Thank You” present – I love doing projects for this purpose as it pleases more than just the client! :-)

During the planning phase, I was told the person loved owls, so I found a bunch of images of them and we agreed on these “cartoony” styled owls.

Once I had the pattern down, I found a piece of cherry that had a dark line running across the middle and arranged the four owl like they are sitting on a wire.

The cherry used was milled with my bandsaw around two years ago and was stacked at the roofline of my lumber shed to dry.

Overall, the piece measures 16×9 inches and is around 1/4” thick.

Finish, as usual, consists of a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

I think this piece wound up being very cute!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 06-21-2013 11:28 PM

It IS cute, Bob! It made me smile the minute I saw it! Very nice work, as always! :D


-- 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 06-22-2013 12:32 AM

Yes I can see the smiles on everyone that looks at that sine Bob…I like it as well. Years ago I saw one a bit like yours, but it had Cows all over it…I think it was painted not scrolled like yours. Did you use a sprial or flat blade to cut this?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-22-2013 03:02 AM

Beautiful piece, Bob and I love your choice of the wood.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#4 posted 06-22-2013 05:03 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Larry, I used a #2 spiral blade. Just a tad too wide for a flat blade to make it a comfortable cut.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 06-22-2013 07:56 AM

Hello Bob

This cutting make me laugh seeing the owls

A great work and a very original idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 06-23-2013 01:39 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 06-23-2013 03:02 PM

Nice work. It looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 04:19 PM

They’re cool and adorable, like the use of the live edge and the dark background. Great work!

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 04:45 PM

i’m not usually a fan of scroll projects, but I really like this one. Way to work the design into the natural wood elements. High five!

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 10:35 PM

These owls look great. I always enjoy looking at your projects.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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