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The Ole Pigskin - Fantasy Football Trophy

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Project by chrisstef posted 12-04-2011 03:38 PM 4613 views 9 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here it is the final finish of my fantasy football trophy. Ive blogged about how it was put together if you’re interested. This project started out as a chunk of fallen maple in my yard. I stripped the bark and rough shaped the ball with a TH Witherby drawknife. Fined tuned the shaping with #4 and #5 handplanes. The gaps (from it checking) are the grey areas you see, they were filled with Quickwood. Created the seams with a gents saw and an 1/8” chisel. The laces are sapele and were made using router table, band saw, and a hand saw.

The finish is BLO, one coat of dewaxed shellac, 4 coats of wipe on poly, and 2 coats of paste wax. Im super happy with the way it turned out considering it was a goofin around project to start with. I hope everyone enjoys it!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty





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#1 posted 12-04-2011 03:57 PM

thats really cool, great job

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

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 04:04 PM

That is awesome. ! Really nice work.

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 04:05 PM

Looks awesome dude. Way two go. Lets hope Kyle Orton helps us out today!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 04:54 PM

Nice trophy. Have you tried playing catch with it, just a little bit? I don’t know if I could resist tossing it just once, but I know my son wouldn’t hesitate. If I made one I would have to mount it to a base, for that reason.
I read your blog. I liked it. You did a good job on the blog and the trophy.
Thanks for posting.

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 12-04-2011 06:42 PM

Wow, there it is. That looks great. Enjoy it! ( I don’t know that I could give it up).

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 12-04-2011 06:43 PM

Nice writeup, and a great unique finished product. My buddies would fight over it dead sober.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#7 posted 12-04-2011 07:18 PM

Thanks for all the replies much appreciated. im designing a cradle for it now but its just in prtotype phase at this point.

I have given it a toss yet but ive carried it around like a loaf of bread for the last day or two lol. It weighs almost 5 lbs. so chuckin this one around youre gonna need a cannon of an arm.

Stevie – Snortin the Orton today .. im off to watch the game at the bar over some nachos and some delicious brewskis!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 12-04-2011 09:32 PM

I think ill be basing my cradle design from a recent LJ project posted by Leoto http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56472 . Ill probably increase the curve of the upper arms and lose the pegs but well see, i design on the fly.

StevieP – so much for Orton, 1st pass play looks like he broke his finger. There’s 2 million we wont get back. I still cant figure why we dont play Stanzi.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 12-04-2011 09:37 PM

That is really nice!

-- Mark C. www.rustynailwoodworks.com

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#10 posted 12-05-2011 01:46 AM

Touchdown

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#11 posted 12-05-2011 01:53 AM

You got there in the end and did a great job. That is so cool, well done. Amazing that it was all shaped by hand and not turned.

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#12 posted 12-05-2011 03:20 AM

Renners – i thought it was going to be a disaster not having a lathe but pleasantly i was surprised. I just kept drawings consecutively smaller circles on the end and shaving away from the middle on both sides, rotate, and repeat. It took some time but in the end i had a blast working on this. Probably was the most fun ive had in creating something.

Thanks all!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 12-05-2011 03:40 AM

Beautiful! Whats the GI?

;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#14 posted 12-05-2011 03:47 AM

Smitty i thought it was for others to judge, i cant go throwin around self serving statistics here ;) ... but i will give you the tool list. And you being the creator and all ….

For the GI Index:

Material: Fallen maple log (from my yard), sapele (from the wood store, surfaced 2 sides)
Shaping and Forming: Chainsaw, TH Withergy Draw Knife (from my grandfather), Bailey #4, Groz #5
Detail: Stanley 1/8” chisel, Lynx Gents saw, Bandsaw, Router Table, Table saw
Finishing: ROS, hand sanding, BLO, DW Shellac, Wipe on Poly

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#15 posted 12-05-2011 05:28 AM

Hmmm…. Self- harvested wood, drawknife use, obligatory hand plane use, Gents Saw and chisel all plus items to offset the dreaded router table ;-) and band saw.

Little joinery, but good hand finishing.

But it really is a self- regulating index, though.

Llove the project, it looks great!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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