100 year old Gas Main Award Plaque

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Project by dynadeuce posted 06-23-2011 02:22 PM 1542 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Award plaques made for the Midwest Energy Association. The plaque is just 1x poplar glued up cut into a circle with a routed edge, stained and finished. The circular wood piece mounted on the poplar is from 100 year old Natural Gas Pipeline uncovered in a public works project. Cross sections of the gas line were sliced awkwardly and a little unsafely with a tall fence and rotaing them on the tablesaw, sanded smooth few coats of polyurethane and epoxied to the poplar. The hollow log looking backdrop is a section of the gas line. So far I have made about 10 of these for them.

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 03:30 PM

Looks interesting. Just so I understand, the gas line was made of wood??

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 04:00 PM

Yes, the 2nd picture gives a better view, the gas pipe was in about 10 foot long pieces about 10 inch outside diameter, unable to identify the wood.

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 09:08 PM

Thats great! never heard of natural gas pipe line made out of wood but i remember seeing wood pipe in Boston for water, as far as cutting them on a tablesaw wow uses a handsaw its wood!!!!!

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