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Fantasy Football Trophy a la Lombardi

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Blog series by chrisstef updated 08-24-2012 01:06 PM 5 parts 15524 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: Draw Knifin' and Rough Shapin'

10-05-2011 01:40 AM by chrisstef | 9 comments »

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 ...

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Part 2: Hogging Away At It

10-20-2011 02:19 AM by chrisstef | 6 comments »

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 extend...

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Part 3: The Game Saver

11-16-2011 03:05 AM by chrisstef | 4 comments »

6 weeks left of the fantasy football season and its looks like im out of the playoffs. Barring a miracle ill be watching from the sidelines. If you’ve followed my last posts i took a chunk of fallen maple and, by hand, drawknived, planed, shaved, and shaped that log into a football. Well then i ran into a problem … my freshly fallen log had started to crack, check, and split. Then, coming in off the bench, the LJ faithful 34,000 strong, bail me out of another problem. We...

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Part 4: Laces Out !!

12-03-2011 06:54 PM by chrisstef | 9 comments »

Here’s the latest and greatest adventure in football making. I created the seams around the football by marking straight line around the football, sawing a thin kerf with a gent’s saw, and then tilting a 1/8” chisel at a 45 degree angle and paring away a small amount of material. Next up was to make the laces. I had a scrap piece of sapele kicking around so i sliced off 2 pieces about 1/16” thick on the band saw so it was pliable enough to bend and CA glue to the ...

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Part 5: And That's a Wrap

08-24-2012 01:06 PM by chrisstef | 8 comments »

I just realized that i had never posted a final pic of the completed trophy for our fantasy football league. Here’s the final stats: Football – Fallen maple log from my yard.Pyramid: Reclaimed SYP beam.Base: Reclaimed Red Oak.FFL Logo: Woodburned Sapele. The trophy will be passed to each years winner and brass name plates will be installed around the base with the team name and the owners name forever etched in fantasy football folklore.

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