Cub Scout Arrow of Light

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Project by i82much posted 02-17-2009 05:09 PM 12685 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son was in Cub Scouts, and was getting the Arrow of Light Award.
I wanted to get him an arrow, but needed some way to display it, so I came up with this.
I needed to make 4 of them for the boys in the Den
3 of them consisted of Yellowheart inlayed into African Mahogany with a Purpleheart border.
I had to make my son’s one of a kind, so I used Bloodwood instead.
This was the first time I did any kind of inlay

-- At the end of my life...When I meet my Maker...Will I be seen as...a giver or a taker

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 05:20 PM

As a member of the Order of the Arrow, and Eagle Scout… as well as my son’s Den Leader and future Cubmaster, I can truly appreciate these works of craftsmanship! Well done!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#2 posted 02-17-2009 05:53 PM

keep up the wonderful work, with your son, and the woodworking. Boy scouts are tomarrows leaders. Sorry My spelling isn’t the best.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#3 posted 02-17-2009 06:45 PM

Great job on these. I had made several of these some years ago. Of course mine were a little different. But not quite as good as yours. Thank you for posting. It brought back some great memories.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#4 posted 02-17-2009 08:57 PM

Between being a scout and an adult scouter I have invested more than half of my 57 years in Scouting. You have done a good thing. You have taken an award, which means a lot by itself, and made it special for four boys. Keep up the good work. You will be surprised when, after many years, someone you don’t recognize comes up to you and starts talking about that camping trip back in XXXX. This presentation is a good marriage of woodworking and scouting, two things of value to be passed on.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 02-18-2009 04:35 AM

Man you just brought back some memories! Great job!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 02-18-2009 09:53 PM

Great job on your first inlay. It looks great.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 04:17 AM

Great Job!! My son is working on his Arrow of Light now. Next year he will complete it and I would love to make something similar to yours. I love the wood work and you made an lifetime memory for four young men.

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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#8 posted 03-13-2009 06:16 PM

great job it a good cause.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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