Bowling Trophies

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Project by EPJartisan posted 401 days ago 913 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 401 days ago

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 401 days ago

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 400 days ago

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 400 days ago

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

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#5 posted 400 days ago

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 400 days ago

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

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#7 posted 400 days ago

You rolled a 300 with that project!

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#8 posted 400 days ago

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


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 400 days ago

Pretty snazzy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 400 days ago

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

-- christine

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#11 posted 400 days ago

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

-- jerry

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#12 posted 399 days ago

Wow…I love this…GREAT build!!

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#13 posted 399 days ago

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

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#14 posted 398 days ago

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

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

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