John Lennon Scrollsaw Portrait

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Project by KnotCurser posted 08-11-2013 01:20 PM 2146 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have created quite a few copies of this image – it seems to strike a chord in a large amount of people.

While not overly complicated, it has enough detail to easily tell who it is. The single word ‘imagine’ nicely completes the image.

This one is for me to keep.

Wood used is solid, 3/8” thick cherry with a live edge running along the top.

Overall, it measures 12 1/2×7 inches.

Treated with a soak in lemon oil and backed with thick felt.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 01:43 PM

This is one of my all time favorites of yours, Bob. I just love it. You have the perfect amount of detail.

Awesome! ;)


-- 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 08-11-2013 04:45 PM

Hello Bob

Another very nice scrollsaw work

I like it

Thanks for sharing

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 04:57 PM

Beautiful work Bob. A perfect image. “Imagine” finishes the project perfectly.

-- Anna

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 05:07 PM

Impressive. Some of the scrollwork is so thin, I don’t know how you managed. A truly fine example.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 05:14 PM


This was actually a pretty “tame” piece to cut.

If you want to see thin and fragile, check this out:

Thanks for all the compliments!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 08-11-2013 06:26 PM

Very cool Bob great job

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 08-11-2013 07:19 PM

Looks fantastic! Sent you a PM bob.

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#8 posted 08-11-2013 07:22 PM

Great scrollsaw work thank you for sharing this scroll project.

-- Todd

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 10:34 AM


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 08-12-2013 12:23 PM

A musical legend. Imagine if he were alive and well now

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

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#11 posted 08-12-2013 02:17 PM

Very nice scrollwork. Its nice to keep something once in awhile.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#12 posted 08-12-2013 02:58 PM

A man of many contradictions. “Imagine no possessions”, said the guy living in an enormous mansion. Still, a great musical talent for sure, and a well done project.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#13 posted 08-12-2013 03:30 PM

I could immediately tell that it was Elvis!
Although a seasoned woodworker, I don’t do much scrolling. However I can still appreciate your creation. Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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