Bowling Trophies

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Project by EPJartisan posted 06-26-2013 11:06 PM 1579 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Somehow, even with way too many projects running in the studio… somehow I agreed to make three bowling trophies. Just finished them a few minutes ago.. though I’d like to put more coats of poly on them, they are due in the morning.

I stenciled and hand carved the bowling teams logo into figured maple. I can’t really do simple… and they asked for simple trophies… but I got obsessed with making little bowling games. But what seduced me was the carving… I love to carve, but even this was a little crazy to accomplish in three days. My eyes and fingers hurt. LOL.

The pins and bowling ball (which I found, did not make myself) have magnets to hold them in place, but only enough grab to allow someone to flick the ball into the pins. Their company has this thing about “3”s and lower case “t”s so I stenciled them on.

Thanks for looking. ~ e

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 11:21 PM

Man those are nice and unique trophies Eric. Beautiful wood too.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 12:12 AM

”I can’t really do simple”
That is quite the understatement.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 04:05 AM

Eric those are wonderful trophies. I believe you don’t know what a simple project is Eric. That’s what makes you the talented artist you have become!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 07:30 AM

Oh wow, the trophys are wonderful, like them that much!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 08:26 AM

This is so cool, amazing carving as well. This is anything but simple…. I’m sure they will love it…..

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2013 10:44 AM

Not simple but neither too complicated, just the right amount of cowbell ;) Nice work again Eric :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 11:02 AM

You rolled a 300 with that project!

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#8 posted 06-27-2013 12:36 PM

These are wonderful! You did a great job on them and they are awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 06-27-2013 01:58 PM

Pretty snazzy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 06-27-2013 03:26 PM

Those are gorgeous! They are so unique. They are so lucky to have your art for trophies! & in 3 days?! You are crazy!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#11 posted 06-27-2013 06:35 PM

Clever trophy design. Amazing logo carving, and in 3 days. WOW

-- jerry

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 01:01 PM

Wow…I love this…GREAT build!!

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#13 posted 06-28-2013 09:09 PM

They’re fantastic trophies! Unique and cool, a great prize to receive. A winner!

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#14 posted 06-29-2013 10:31 AM

Really, really clever! Great imagination…......

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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