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Family Coat of Arms

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Project by TedAGTG posted 10-27-2010 12:05 PM 1339 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A family friend with the last name O’Reilly asked me to replicate their family coat of arms in wood. I used 1/4” plywood and made the pattern by enlarging the picture of the crest. The O’Reilly’s have 7 sons – ponder that for a moment! Each will be receiving one of these for Christmas this year. I usually don’t like to paint wood but I guess it’s OK with plywood.

-- Ted@AGTG WoodCraft





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 02:29 PM

Well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:30 PM

Is this cut with a scroll saw?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Millo

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 04:44 PM

I hope the bloody cut-off hand has nothing to do w/ a family history accidents in the shop… j/k! Looks great! Good way of keeping the family together.

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DYNO360

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 09:04 PM

Did you use MDO plywood to minimize the effect of the wood grain on the painted image? Also, what kind of paints did you use? Any more pictures? No more questions, I promise. Nice work.

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 11:43 PM

The severed hand is the sign of Ulster, going back to when the English had the sword hands of every man in Ulster over the age of 14 cut off for an uprising. I believe it was in the 17th century.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 02:16 PM

Very cool,well done.

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

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