40 Years Railroad service

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Project by Topnotch Woodworks posted 10-21-2015 11:21 AM 460 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made the oak plaque to look distressed with a mix of stain, took a hammer to the front to give it a tossed around look, also took the rail spikes cut and welded the together to make the number 40 and at hat hanger. Wanted to go for that “old and weathered” look….even as far as bending the nails on the engraved plate!

-- Ken

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#1 posted 10-21-2015 12:40 PM

I thought this was a simple plaque until I read the text … nice work! I like the use of the spikes and bent nails! Clever!

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 11:02 AM

Thanks, I cut the spikes and welded them to make the “40”....since I was going for the rustic look, It’s the small details like bending the nails on the plate…that complete it!

-- Ken

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 03:25 PM

This is a very creative plaque and looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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