Attaching Trophies to Wooden Bases

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Blog entry by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 09-05-2010 08:28 AM 3908 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guys it’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry about that. Things have been busy at work and I haven’t had a lot of time. I do appreciate what a great resource this is, and all the help you’ve offered.

Well, I’d like your ideas again. I’m working on wooden trophy bases, and I need to figure out how to attach silver trophy cups to those bases. Problem is, those trophy cups weren’t made with attachment in mind.

Take a look, here.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 09:40 AM

Hi Matt.

What I would do is turn a disk the size of the inside of the base with a lip cut in the bottom to fit the rolled edge. Then drill 4 holes for threaded inserts and align this disk in its place on the base, lay out four mounting holes and drill both pieces, the base for the mounting screws and the disk for threaded inserts. Now cut the disk into quarters with a wide enough cutout to allow the pieces to clear the lip, then screw down. The screws will hold the pieces tight to the edges and hold on to the rolled lip.

Hope this helps.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 10:03 PM

I don’t know if this will help, but awhile back I posted a blog on using dowels in my weather station. Here's a link.

-- tim hill

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 07:50 AM

Thanks for the ideas guys!

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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