75 Medallions for the first annual Stagecoach Days in Deadwood

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Project by OttoH posted 09-02-2014 01:39 PM 1776 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to design and create 75 medallions to be given to the participants of the first annual Stagecoach Days in Deadwood, South Dakota.

I took a picture at the local museum of one of the stages used in 1880 here in town and converted into an image that I could use for the stagecoach portion. The stagecoaches were created using my laser on 5/32 Birch plywood.

The bases are Poplar that have been cut down to 1/2 inch in thickness. They are 6 by 3 3/4 inch ovals with a 3/8 inch groove cut on the outside to give them some dimension. The lettering was added via my laser and a jig that would hold nine at a time and then they were stained with a walnut stain.

I really like it when I am given free reign on a project like this and I can play around with the design.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 01:43 PM

Very nice. They looked great when I was there this morning.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 02:28 PM

Very cool Otto. Good fer you.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 03:31 PM

Wish I could get a project like this for my little CarveWright.
Nice job on these. I like the design!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 04:05 PM

Good job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 04:36 PM

Well done Otto. I like the way you did these. My grandmother was a pioneer from South Dakota from a family of German immigrants.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 09-03-2014 04:08 AM

Seventy-five treasures! Wonderful work!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 05:16 AM

These are really cool. Great job

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 03:46 PM

Very Nice, excellent detail. How big is your laser?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 04:38 PM

Pretty neat!
Thanks for posting

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