Blues Brothers Scrollwork in Mulberry

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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-06-2013 04:34 PM 1877 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece by one of my best friends to be given as a birthday gift to her “someone special”.

When this was ordered, I searched quite a while for that “perfect piece” that would compliment the image – I think I found it. The grain pattern in the mulberry almost seems to frame the image perfectly.

I was also able to leave the majority of this piece with live edges – bonus!

Mulberry, just like cherry, will oxidize and darken to an almost caramel color in a few months – double bonus!

I had to hold off posting this for a couple of weeks as the recipient views my projects from time to time. Today is his birthday and I was just informed that he loved his gift!

Dimensions are around 14” high by 10” wide and around 1/2” thick.

As usual, my treatment of choice consists of a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

Happy Birthday Jazz!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 04:50 PM

Hello Bob

A very nice scrollsawing work for an exceptionnal duo
The finishing is amazing
Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 04:50 PM

That’s too cool! I saw the first pic and asked myself “where’s the scrollwork? He just printed the blues bros on some wood.” It wasn’t until the third pic that I could see what you had cut. Excellent results.

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 07:33 PM

Luved those movies. Very kool scrollin

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 08:18 PM

Great stuff. I love it.

“Are you the police?”
“No ma’am. We’re musicians.”

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 09:01 PM

Can’t remember if this is my favorite or not..

Jake: First you traded the Cadillac in for a microphone. Then you lied to me about the band. And now you’re gonna put me right back in the joint!

Elwood: They’re not gonna catch us. We’re on a mission from God.

Great movie, great piece!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#6 posted 07-07-2013 12:15 AM

One of my all time favorite movies. I remember seeing it at the theater when I was in University. My son is now a Joliet police officer. Needless to say – he loves the movie too! :) Wonderful, wonderful work Bob! It is always a delight to see your creations!


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

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 03:24 AM

A beautiful piece of work!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 03:42 AM

” We play both kinds of music, Country and Western.”

Great work Bob.

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 09:52 AM

One of my all time admired movies. I bethink seeing it at the amphitheater if I was in University. My son is now a Joliet badge officer. Needless to say – he loves the cine too! :) Wonderful, admirable plan Bob! It is consistently a contentment to see your creations!

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 10:36 AM

Great job of a classic movie, wonderful gift and I am sure he was very happy receiving it. I always enjoy seeing your work…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 04:00 PM

Fantastic – bet they can play “rawhide”

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#12 posted 07-08-2013 12:44 PM

I’m excited about this piece.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#13 posted 07-09-2013 03:50 PM

Awesome piece, great scroll work. Like the live edge and the black felt. Excellent job!

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#14 posted 07-09-2013 04:08 PM

Nice work. It looks real good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 08:18 PM

You did perfect on the wood piece. Your scrollwork as always is great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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