Jake & Elwood Blues

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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-26-2010 11:33 PM 9212 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“We’re on a mission from Gawd” is still one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies!

What better characters to try creating my very first scroll work WITHOUT someone else’s plans! Yes, I have done quite a few works before – even much harder ones, but I think I like this one the best because this is TOTALLY mine!

I even cut, dried, milled and planed the choke cherry wood that it’s cut into!

The last picture is, of course, the original picture I designed it off of. I used mainly photoshop and a LOT of tweaking before I got the look I liked.

I left the bark on two of the edges to give it a rougher look – just like Jake & Elwood!

Backing is stretched black fabric to keep the work thin and very close to the wall.

Comments welcomed.

BTW, I will gladly share the plans with anyone who asks from LJ’s – I don’t even care if you use it for sale. I think it would be an honor to know someone would want to buy it!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 12:49 AM

Nice!!!! One of my favorite movies also. You did a great job. Thanks for the post.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 01:17 AM

Awosome job! Congrats on your pattern, it looks great!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 01:42 AM

Superb work!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 02:51 AM

It looks great. Still one of the best car chase scenes ever filmed in my booked.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 07-27-2010 10:28 AM

It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses

... Hit it!

-- Making piles of incorrect measurement at a time!

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#6 posted 07-27-2010 01:57 PM

Looks great,
Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 05:29 AM

The Penguin would be proud.

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 06:14 AM

i <3 this movie and this picture

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 01:03 PM

Good job. I want to learn how to do this using photoshop.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 02-14-2017 06:24 AM

How many of these “Blues Brothers” pieces have you sold? And how much does it cost to get them?

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#11 posted 02-14-2017 11:20 AM


I’ve sold a few dozen over the years. If you are interested in purchasing one, please send an email to [email protected] as this is not the place to conduct business. :-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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