|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-07-2012 02:47 PM||1803 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A few weeks ago I was approached by an ex-coworker of mine who is also in charge of a rather large running event held locally in Howard County, Maryland.
He was kind of depressed with the standard awards that were given out at these events and asked me if we could work together to come up with something for the winners – something that won’t just get tossed in a drawer somewhere.
Here’s what we came up with.
The smaller, darker ones are around 5×7 and were done completely on the CNC Router. The wood is poplar and was stained to resemble a medium mahogany. The have an ogee-style border and also have a keyhole hanger routed into the back of each one. A spray lacquer was used to seal/shine the finished products.
The larger, lighter ones measure 9 1/2×12 inches and feature hand scrolled images and wording as well as a CNC Routed plaque in the lower left. The plaques were cut out using a scrollsaw on a 10 degree angle which gives the pieces pillow-like curves. The main wood is Baltic birch ply and the plaques are poplar. These were given a soak in lemon oil and then a spray coat of lacquer.
This was a LOT more work than I imagined – especially since I really can’t stand cutting letters on the scrollsaw! Doh!
As you can see by the date on the plaques, these were finished just in time for the event.
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