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Project by optimusprime posted 03-07-2013 02:02 AM 660 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve got to say this project was by far my most rewarding. For one I was able to use a saw that was literally gathering dust in the far corner of my shop because I hadn’t used one since middle school in the early 80’s. But as is the case I was browsing the various projects and noticed some nice trophies and thought to myself that that would make for a great reintroduction to Mr. Scroll saw. However, I didn’t get mine finished overnight. The silhouette is cut from 1” pine. Yeah went through my entire stock of blades and had to go hunting for new ones and to my surprise they make many different types! LOL But after some serious discussion with my sales rep everything went great. And because of the time spent on the silhouettes I got crunched and had to cop out and purchase some hemlock rosettes from my local Menard’s. Then a late night and some quick lettering and here we are. What you may not see in the photos is the 1/2” vinyl letters that I personalized each one with. The trophies were hit. And that my fellow jocks is the best form of payment!
In the future I plan on using my scroll saw more often!

-- Just hammering through life!!!





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hjt

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 03:41 AM

Man that looks like a lot of work. Very nicely done

-- Harold

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 09:11 AM

Very nice, sure they will love them

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 04:35 PM

Nice work! I bet the kids will treasure these! Who knows – they may even inspire a young basketball player or two to become a future woodworker.

-- John B.

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 11:16 PM

Thanks everyone. Yes it was a lot of work (although now I think I can streamline it a little:)) And I was asked by a few of the kids if they could come to the shop and do a project with me. We’ll see when they have spring break or something. The only thing is I don’t know of any projects for them that will be fun and beneficial. Maybe one of my fellow Jocks has an idea?

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 01:42 PM

Several years ago, I mentored a young man and one day I brought a few boards to his house, along with a few basic tools to build a simple flower box. He and a brother and sister helped build this simple project, and it was clear that they had never touched a saw, hammer, drill … previously. Each kid was anxious to try out every tool, as they were all very different from the electronic games they spent their time playing. My advice to you would be that the project you choose for the kids will be less important than the fact that you choose to share your time with them and introduce them to a few basic tools and concepts. Have fun!

-- John B.

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 03:21 AM

Thank you for the words of wisdom. It follows that the boys will love to handle as many different tools that they can. I have an idea brewing get backto you…

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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