|Project by Trackman||posted 01-27-2012 06:54 AM||3044 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
We are having a food drive at work called the “Dump Hunger Campaign”. Part of the fundraiser is a charity golf tournament. I was asked by our leadership team if I could make the bases for the golf trophies. Our welder was asked to make the golf figures out of Caterpillar bolts; nuts, washers and Allen wrenches.
Some time ago I took home a part of an old oak crate. I took it apart and set aside to season. About all I was able to salvage was a good long piece of 8” X 8” stock. Unfortunately, because of some blemishes, I wasn’t able to quartersaw it; I had to make it flat sawn. This seemed to be the perfect project for this piece of timber, seeing as how I acquired it from work to begin with.
The bases themselves are approximately 6’’ X 11”. I wanted a rich looking antique finish so I stained them with a dark walnut MinWax and finished them with a satin poly. After several coats of finish and several sandings between coats I put on a renaissance wax.
This was kind of a fun project and not too terribly time consuming, I could work on it at my leisure.
-- Trackman, Washington