Gift for My Husker-in-Law

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 12-24-2016 08:00 PM 1090 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas gift started when my sawyer said, “Hey look! This piece of walnut is kinda shaped like Nebraska.” I said, “I’ll take it.” My Father-in-Law is a Husker nut, so I came up with something he could hang in his office.

The “N” was created by routing out the waste freehand with a 1/8” bit. Then I chiseled to the line, and carved a textured surface below. The outline is thin strips of bloodwood installed with hide glue. The Lincoln star is black epoxy.

Finished with shellac. I bet he’ll like it. It’s certainly one of a kind.

Merry Christmas,


-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 08:20 PM

Wow! I know that was some tedious work. Looks fantastic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 08:40 PM

Came out nice, especially the bloodwood outline.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#3 posted 12-24-2016 09:42 PM

It will mean something to him that you spent the time to make something important to him. Very nice.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#4 posted 12-24-2016 10:36 PM

hes going to love it Red ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 12-24-2016 10:36 PM

It has this Husker nut’s stamp of approval, so if FIL doesn’t like it, you can send it my way. Great job, Rojo.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 12-25-2016 01:10 AM

Very well designed and finished!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 02:01 AM

That’s a beautiful piece of walnut, and an amazing gift for your FIL! I’ll bet he hangs it with pride in his office!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-25-2016 07:14 PM

Great execution on a unique piece of wood.

Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 12-25-2016 10:04 PM

Go big red!

OMG are both Rojo and JayT UNL alums, because me too. Small world.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#11 posted 01-01-2017 04:17 AM

Very Nice! Being from Omaha and still a Husker fan but living in Colorado, I would love to have received that as a gift!
The star for Lincoln is also a nice touch!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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