Snow Bird ScrollWork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-14-2011 01:17 AM 1810 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This scrollwork I did mainly to highlight a very pretty piece of aromatic cedar I found a while ago. It was a tiny piece and I really didn’t know what to do with it at the time, so I tossed it into my box of scrollworking blanks and forgot about it until last night.

I was searching through images in Google and came across this picture of a snowbird (pic 2) that begged to be made into a scrollwork. It was such a tiny piece that I wanted a really figured piece of wood and the cedar popped into my mind. Bingo!

It really looks like a dreary winter sky behind the bird – a perfect match!

Piece is around 4×6 inches and about a quarter of an inch thick.

Soaked in lemon oil for a finish and then backed with thick felt.



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

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 01:23 AM

I love it. So simple, but yet so exquisite. Perfect use for the figured cedar—it certainly does look like the winter sky.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 01:25 AM

That’s beautiful. Nicely done.

-- Clarence

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 01:28 AM

That’s a beauty

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 01:34 AM

Simple beauty….I like this VERY much :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 01:56 AM

It is absolutely beautiful! I think you really accomplished what you wanted to with it. The cedar looks amazing and the simplicity of the silhouette accents it perfectly. This is really a work of art. Just wonderful!


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

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 02:40 AM

I like this a lot. Nice work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 02-14-2011 02:47 AM

Really Pretty!

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#8 posted 02-14-2011 03:45 AM

Beautiful piece. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-14-2011 03:57 AM

Caught my eye :-) Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 02-14-2011 05:46 AM

Great job, beautiful colors.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#11 posted 02-14-2011 06:10 AM

Great job, it does look like the sky behind the bird. Good work.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#12 posted 02-14-2011 01:23 PM

Nice. Keep up the good work.

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

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#13 posted 02-14-2011 05:40 PM

That’s really beautiful! The wood looks like a clouded sunset.

Might I suggest a black shadow box, with a 3/8” walnut frame. The black will make the piece stand out. When I’ve done the shadow box, I glue Velcro on the back of the art and frame and just stick it on center. Just a thought.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 02-14-2011 06:58 PM

Thanks all for your comments!

Jack, I think I might just try a dark frame around this piece – maybe even ebonized walnut. Thanks!


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

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