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Project by wuddoc posted 05-10-2009 06:33 PM 2842 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Governor of our state presents a replica state seal to new or expanding businesses in Alabama. When we are not offering training on the laser we make the seals. We thought it would be fun to manufacture a curved case for him to carry into the presentation ceremony instead of a shipping box. He was so impressed his staff asked for two more cases as backups.

The case edge is made of 5/8” thick basswood and kerfs were sawed every inch about 9/16” deep. The top and bottom are 1/4” red oak veneered plywood. We used band clamps to form the edge in a circle and attached the plywood veneer with glue and a Porter Cable Pinner. The inside and outside faces of the case edge were veneered with matching red oak using contact cement. All the hardware came from Rockler including the flock material. The entire inside of the case was flocked in order to protect the state seal replica as it was carried in the case to a presentation.

In the last picture our director at ACAWT is holding the case while Governor Riley holds one of the replica seals. To date we have made over 75 replicas.

-- Wuddoc





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#1 posted 05-10-2009 06:56 PM

Good job most unique project

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 08:06 PM

Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 08:07 PM

GOOD TO SEE A FELLOW ALABAMA WOODWORKER DOING SO WELL!!!!!!!
VERY NICE WORK!!!!!!! MAKES ME PROUD TO BE FROM ALABAMA!
ROLL!!!!
TIDE!!!!
ROLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 08:29 PM

Nice work, from a fellow Alabama Woodworker.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 08:40 PM

Now that is a very unique and interesting project.

Nice work!!!

It is nice to see you posting again. It has been a little while since you have had the opportunity to put a project up for viewing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 01:22 PM

Nice flocking job and nice all round project. The Gov. sure looks happy. Did he give you a reprieve? LOL.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

#7 posted 05-11-2009 06:00 PM

Awesome project! It really looks great! Thanks for allowing us to feature it on the Rockler blog today!

-- Create with Confidence

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#8 posted 05-11-2009 10:05 PM

A big feather in your cap with this project.

Great craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 06:30 AM

Nice job…

-- Rick

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