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Fantasy Football Trophy a la Lombardi #1: Draw Knifin' and Rough Shapin'

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 1024 days ago 6213 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well i posted about 2 weeks back that i was interested in creating a replica of the Lombardi Trophy which is given to the super bowl winner every year in the NFL. I got abunch of great replies as to how i should tackle this with the limited amount of tools that i have. I chose to take the hard route of course. So courtesy of Hurricane Irene and a downed maple brach ive got my stock:


So i peeled the bark off with a Witherby drawknife once belonging to my grandfather.

Drew the outline of the correct diamter of an NFL football (8.95”) and a shaving i kept going.

Once i got it to the proper size i started tapering the ends by drawing consecutively smaller circles on the butt ends. Here is where it stands as of today. Still got quite a bit of work to do but im givin it hell with the hope that it might someday resemble the picture i have in my head.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty



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flippedcracker

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#1 posted 1024 days ago

this should be interesting.

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 1024 days ago

u betcha cracker .. how bout them chiefs gettin off the schnide this week. We actually looked like a football team. All it took was Haley calling Cassell a few inappropriate terms and he was a man on a mission.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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steviep

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#3 posted 1024 days ago

Looking good chris, or as coach Haley wood say “Chris- you stupid M@#$! F#$%@&, get your a$$ in gear and #$%##^#$%^##%&)^&##$^”

or somethng like that.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#4 posted 1024 days ago

Looks good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1024 days ago

lookin good….show the draw knife please.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 1023 days ago

Once i get home this evening ill get you a closer pic of that drawknife spun. It’s a TH Witherby, originally manufactured in winsted CT somewhere around 1912 i believe.

My hopes arent that high on this but you never know whats gonna happen. Its my first attempt at using a drawknife, making a cylindrical object, and using a spokeshave for fine tunings.

Thanks for the kind words all …

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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489tad

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#7 posted 1023 days ago

Its in there!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 1022 days ago

Here ya go spun

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1022 days ago

It’s gonna be epic. Nice drawknife. THW boy here. Nice work!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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