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Project by Chandler posted 06-02-2011 07:52 AM 2395 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my friends Eagle Scout ceremony, we decided to make him a trophy. I went to my shop, and created the ugliest abomination I could have. The base is a treated 2×4 that I used to test all of my tools on, and the accents are washers, screws, and nuts that were hot-glued on. The arm (for lack of a better term) is a piece of bamboo that I brought back with me on the plane from Maui. I included pictures of me obtaining it in a waterfall. The top is composed of shavings from my jack plane, wrapped in saran wrap and taped on with duct tape. I gave it to my friends the night before the ceremony, and they spray-painted it silver and pink, and glued a toy dog named “Bug” on top. The actual construction took me almost an hour, and to my amazement, my friend loved it.

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#1 posted 06-02-2011 08:20 AM

Congratulations to you friend…Its a heck of an accomplishment.

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#2 posted 06-02-2011 04:04 PM

Hilarious… good job though.. amazing what a little silver paint can do.. LOL

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 05:08 PM

Nice Collection of Badges there. leatherworking, first aid, wilderness survival, just to name the ones I recognize.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 06-02-2011 07:43 PM

That is UG-a-lee! But in a good way! LOL!

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

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#5 posted 06-02-2011 07:48 PM

There is an old saying in the north of England where there’s muck there’s brass.Brass meaning Money he he a little gem of a thing-way-ma-jig .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-02-2011 08:59 PM

I wish that I had some friends like that. :-| However, it was very thoughtful of you, Alistair.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-03-2011 01:41 AM

Thanks DaddyZ, but that is my friend’s sash. At least I have the woodcarving badge.

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