|Project by rilanda||posted 08-07-2013 02:27 PM||708 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this Trophy for a good friends sister who is a governor of a school for children with learning difficulties. They had designed and made (using laser cutting technology) a scalextric car. This car was entered into an international competition where it came second. The school governors decided that this couldn’t go unrecognised by them so they commissioned me to make a trophy. I decided to replicate as near as possible the model car the children had themselves made, this was made using Maple for the main body, Amazique for the wheel arches, American Black Walnut for the drivers position and Yew for the wheels which were held on with brass escutcheon pins. The base was made from Japanese Oak that was them veneered over with Burr Oak to give the base a little more character. The car was mounted on the base using 6 mm brass rod, the bottom of the base was made from 6 mm thick American White Oak. The brass plate was supplied by the Governors and the inscription reads:- Governors Award for Excellence Team Westbury – 2013 Finalists & Award Winners Scalextric4Schools World Championships. It was presented to the winners a number of days ago, but it now enjoys a prominent position in the schools Trophy case.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.