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Toronto Maple Leafs Plaque - Ash and Steel

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Project by DDDamian posted 09-15-2010 04:02 PM 1577 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one more – my first attempt at wood and metal together. Inspired by my local if sucky NHL hockey team.

The plaque was CNC plasma-cut on a machine I built, then the ash was CNC routed to allow me to inlay the 1/8” steel image into the wood. Entire thing epoxied to make a flat solid surface. Steel was first coated with blue machinists layout dye, which produced almost a purplish-red sub-tone like a mother-of-pearl effect at different angles, but overall is dark blue.

Ash was unstained to maintain its light colour and really contrast the metal.

Both the plaque and the matching coffee table were on display for six months at the Air Canada Center – the home arena of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

I threw in some pics of the bar I made just to add some interest! Bar is steel, glass, brass and granite, with blue LED lighting. In subdued lighting with the glasses and bottles now accumulated it really sparkles!

-- - before I could only dream it....





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 06:52 PM

Cool project! Althought it should say Red Wings! LOL Even though I have been in California for 15 yrs this time I still love my home town Wings. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Woodcanuck

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 06:52 PM

Nice work.

Now if only they could start winning….in true Leaf’s nation fashion I’ll say “This year is the year…right?”

:-)

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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DDDamian

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 06:59 PM

Heh heh – those damn Red Wings are tied with us now for Stanley Cups! And many of them are actually SINCE I WAS BORN! Thanks for the kudo’s guys!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 07:18 PM

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 01:02 AM

Very nice work! on all of it! NICE!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 02:55 AM

Well, at least you are loyal :)
TO has a better goalie this year than last, so should improve this season ….just not too much and pass my Canucks

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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DDDamian

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 02:46 PM

Heh heh, yeah we’ve had some good goalies like Cujo, Belfour, etc and some great forwards like Sundin, Niewendyk, Mogilny, but the Leafs just wallow in mediocrity. Myself, I’m in the anyone-but-Ottawa camp! Go Flames, Go Canucks!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 05:47 PM

Very nice but I see you made one mistake. You put a Leafs logo on it instead of a Redwings logo. Good thing I caught the mistake so you can go ahead and fix it. How embarassing!

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DDDamian

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 06:35 PM

Okay Jim and Ken – fired up the plasma cutter just for you guys. Now, can you lay off the dynasty-thing for a season? lol – cheers!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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DDDamian

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 03:42 PM

Close-up of the bar…

-- - before I could only dream it....

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DDDamian

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#11 posted 10-08-2010 03:44 PM

Another close-up…

-- - before I could only dream it....

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