Sports Plaques I've done

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 05-29-2009 06:22 AM 1958 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are scrollsaw projects I’ve made, most of them donated for fundraising at the local high school.

The first one and last 2 involve bevel cutting and raising the cutout… In the first and last projects it was done to reflect parts in front vs behind a reference plane. The basketball and the football ones were cut, then rotary carved and sanded, then glued onto backers (maple and cherry, respectively).

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 06:23 AM

Sweet work. I especially like the ones that were scroll-sawn and the cutouts raised up. They look great. Thanks for showing, and keep up the good work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 06:45 AM

Thats very cool scroll work. most outstanding work and design.

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 12:48 PM

amazing!! Love that last one. and the first one.. and and :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 04:49 PM

Love the high jumper. My son was very successful jumper in high school, I would love to have had access to something like that placque as a gift for him. Nice work!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 06:34 PM

Those are all very nice. Great designs.
Love the swimmer.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 06:53 PM

Those are cool, different from the usual ones, thanks for sharing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 07:34 PM

Thanks for the comments…

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 09:46 PM

My daughter was a champion high jumper in high school and I have a pic of her in the same position as the first pic in you post.. well done..
You can actually see what each is with out being told.. amazing what a few pits of wood can be made to look like.
The Butterfly swimmer is fab.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 10:59 PM

Larry, Thanks… I, too, am amazed when a pattern that is so simple can say all that needs to be said. The swimmer and high jumper were converted from embroidery patterns I found online. I’m not artistic, per se… that is, I can’t draw or create a pattern with pencil and paper… but I can modify things. The art of these is simple, yet elegant. The idea to bevel cut and raise parts in these projects came to me in a flash of inspiration.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#10 posted 05-30-2009 01:38 AM

Excellent work there Saw.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 10:49 PM

very nice scroll work… and a distinctive creative touch to them… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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