Steve McQueen Scrollwork X 2

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Project by KnotCurser posted 12-15-2010 02:42 AM 1676 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece by a co-worker of mine.

When he asked me to do a scene from “Bullitt”, I thought he meant the car. “No, I want an image of Steve McQueen” he said.

OK, you want Steve, you get Steve! :-)

I also found a couple of other images and tossed them in for good measure.

The pattern took about an hour and a half to put together, the cutting about two hours total.

The hardest part of cutting, as anyone who’s done this type of thing knows, is the lettering – once that was done, the rest was a breeze!

Piece measures around 8 1/2×14 inches and is done on 1/8 inch thick Baltic Birch plywood.

A soak in lemon oil then backed with thick felt.

Update on January 1, 2011: Bullitt is now cloned! Pics 4 & 5 is the 2nd cutting of this work – received another order from another co-worker!

Comments welcomed!


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

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 03:02 AM

This is just so cool…!!!

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 03:07 AM


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#3 posted 12-15-2010 03:12 AM


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#4 posted 12-15-2010 03:49 AM

Very, very nice

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 04:10 AM


-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 04:14 AM

Nice crisp cuts and very cool design!

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 12:01 PM

Excellent Work, Bob!! Loved that movie too… :)

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 01:44 PM

Nice work.

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 02:15 PM

very nice!

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 02:45 PM

That looks good. I always loved Steve, McQueen.

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 09:07 PM

Hello KnotCurser

Very nice
I like the film, the actor and the scrollsawing job
Thanks for sharing

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