Yacht Club Trophy

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 06-28-2009 08:26 PM 2177 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer was refered to me (by a local trophy shop) because he needed a base for a chrome sail boat to use as a trophy. His son was supposed to have taken care of this weeks ago. He arrived Monday morning around 9:00 and I told him it would be no problem. Then he indicated he needed it by Friday as the event was taking place Saturday. By 11:00 I was at the lumber dealer getting some nice walnut. By 1:00 I was in the shop (had to eat lunch). After about 5 hours and three pounds of water weight loss (no A/C in my garage/shop and it was close to 100 outside) it was in final glue-up.

The two horizontal pieces required glue up to get them wide enough. The vertical pieces are individual boxes. The corners were mitered with biscuits to reinforce the joints. I routed a shallow recess in the top to keep the boat from moving and had to replace the short threaded stud holding the sail with a piece of all-thread. The trophy shop had the engraving done Tuesday afternoon. After 5 coats of hand rubbed tung oil, I mounted the boat and engraving around 10:00 on Wednesday morning.

Overall the base is about 17” L x 8” D x 10” H. The only disappointing thing is that so much of the wood is covered by the engraving. But the customer was very happy and I even had 2 days to spare.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 10:17 PM

Pat you are now on par, Nicest Trophy I have seen!
Nice to be have a referral from a trophy shop,

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 11:49 PM

You sure earned your commision on this one!! Looks great


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#3 posted 06-28-2009 11:51 PM

good Job Pat

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 02:24 AM

way to go ,
good work,
good time !
nice to see you are getting more shop time .
and exposure .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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