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Project by KnotCurser posted 287 days ago 779 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is what you might call “Just Shy of a Crazy Cat Lady”.

I have already made her quite a few scrollwork portraits of rather famous internet kitties.

She needed a name plate for her desk, so I used a technique I blogged on a while ago to transfer an image of her name made up entirely of cats to a piece of quartersawn sycamore.

The piece measures around 15 inches long and is just under 2 1/2 inches high and around 7/8 of an inch thick.

I used a simple round-over bit to give the edge some character.

A wiping of tung oil and some spray lacquer and it was finished.

My wife loved it – that’s the important part!

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 286 days ago

What a great idea…my wife feeds a ton of strays around here

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 286 days ago

Neat-o!! Great Job!
I am a cat person also!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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stefang

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Great idea and work on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 286 days ago

I like this. I am a cat person also so this really caught my eye. Where ever did you find this font, if it is a font or custom art work.

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 286 days ago

Thanks for the kind words!

This font was actually generated by a Japanese Website.

Here’s the link – you just type in the letters you want and click the button!

http://nekofont.upat.jp/en/

Make sure you click on the “large” font for clarity!

Then a link appears at the bottom of the page that allows you to save the image – neat!!!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 285 days ago

Very cool, Bob! I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 284 days ago

Cool name plate! Beautiful wood and cat design on the fonts. Great blog and technique. Thanks for sharing.

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scrollingmom

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#8 posted 284 days ago

That turned out great. Your wife will be the envy of the office.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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rance

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#9 posted 277 days ago

A very nice nameplate. I think you’ll find though, that Sycamore, Lacewood, and that series get that look from being flat sawn, not quartersawn.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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