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Fantasy Football Trophy a la Lombardi #2: Hogging Away At It

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 10-20-2011 02:19 AM 1845 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Draw Knifin' and Rough Shapin' Part 2 of Fantasy Football Trophy a la Lombardi series Part 3: The Game Saver »

Well with the emminent demise of my fantasy football team due to the dreaded “Madden Curse” i’ve dedicated a bit more time to the trophy which will not adorn the walls of my house once the season is over. ( For those who follow the NFL my starting running backs were Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.)

The draw knife got to be tough going once the angle of the football became steeper so i switched to using hand planes. My #5 did most of the dirty work, with the iron extended quite a bit i was able to “roll it over” and create the tapering a football has from end to end. I cleaned it up a little bit further with a #4, and using a carboard template i tried to keep the shape consistent.

Here it is …

and here is why my arms are sore …

-- "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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#1 posted 10-20-2011 04:41 AM

Hey, that looks like a football. That grain is going to look nice with finish. My wifes team went up in flames this weekend too.

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

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 08:33 AM

Nice pile’o’shavings, your shop’s floor looks as if Santa went for a haircut there :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 02:22 PM

It coming along a little better than i had expected. Ive got a little bit of checking starting to go on but im not terribly concerned. Its more of a goof than a fine piece of furniture. If i can get my spokeshave tuned up properly that will be my next move to smooth out the surface, if not, on to the belt sander.

-- "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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Mauricio

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 02:57 PM

Wow you did that by hand? I am amazed at the symmetry you were able to achieve. great work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 03:03 PM

Thanks Mauricio. Indeed it was done by hand, my #5 didnt like it but it got the job done. I could hear the iron begging for mercy. “Im supposed to be used on flat surfaces” .... “Suck it up Groz, youre a dog anyway” .... “fine (pouting)”

-- "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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Mauricio

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 03:15 PM

LOL, and a Groz to boot, even more admirable.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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