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Project by KnotCurser posted 04-07-2011 11:32 PM 1838 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two pieces were commissioned works for two separate co-workers who saw my previous work with this pattern.

Both of my co-workers are buying these to give as gifts to others – nice guys!

After I completed the first one, I was asked to do the second one – no stack cutting this time. Doh!

Pic 2 is done on curly maple plywood and is 1/8” thick.

Pic 3 is done on solid antique cherry – it was resawn and then book-matched to 1/8” thick as well. This particular piece I feel is the best one I have created so far. The hard cherry allowed my to use very tiny blades for added detail I couldn’t get on the plywood pieces.

Both pieces measure 10×12 inches overall and are finished with a soak in lemon oil and backed with thick felt.

As I have stated before – this has to be my favorite pattern to cut as it really comes to life when you put on the felt backing.



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

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 11:40 PM

Hey Bob this work is amazing you deserve a standing ovation. Reminds me of “Yesterday ” :))


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#2 posted 04-08-2011 01:19 AM

Nice job great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 01:33 AM

Again, this looks good.
You sent me the pattern to this months ago, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
So, you decided to tackle the cherry again.
I remember someone saying never again.
Never say never, eh Bob.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 02:47 AM


You have a very good memory – I did indeed say I never wanted to work with solid cherry again!

Two things changed that though:

1) I have since upgraded to a MUCH better scrollsaw
2) A paying customer is ALWAYS right! ;-)

Thank you all for the compliments!


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

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 01:02 AM

Holy cow!

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 03:02 AM

ALWAYS,...stack cut! Great job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 06:15 AM

The cherry is beautiful! Great Job!

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#8 posted 04-10-2011 12:29 PM

Prefer the Maple, Bob. Guess I just like strong contrast.

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

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