Mother's Day Hummingbird Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 05-04-2011 11:35 PM 1973 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going to wait until this Sunday to post this project (for obvious reasons), but since my Mother just called and said she received it in the mail already, I can post it now!

A few weeks ago, my Mom dropped a couple of hints that she would like another scrollwork from me and she really likes hummingbirds – she already has a similar project from me at her office.

I started this the night I got back to my shop. I pieced two designs I found on the ‘net together and came up with this.

I picked a piece of very fragrant red cedar because I love how busy the patterns in the wood are – sort of mimics the flight of the bird.

Dimensions are around 4×8 inches and about a 1/4 inch thick.

Treatment consists of a long soak in lemon oil and then backed by thick felt.

Happy Early Mother’s day to all you Moms out there!


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

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 12:31 AM

I really like humming birds, and you have done them justice.

Happy Mother’s day to you too.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 10:57 AM

Great work, sure she loves it.

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

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 12:09 AM

wonderful design, it goes perfect with the grain.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 04:28 AM

Beautiful piece. I did a similar cutting.

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

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 04:31 AM

That is a gorgeous piece. Love all the detail work, the subject, and the wood. You did a great job with all those detailed cuts.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 08:39 PM

Nice!! where did you get the pattern?

-- 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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#7 posted 05-22-2011 08:41 PM

Sweet. You reminded me I have to get the feeder out….

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