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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 245 days ago 1271 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anyone who is/knows a Buckeye will be familiar with the O H I O cheer. My daughter is a freshman at OSU this year, so I thought I would cut this O H I O silhouette for her as a keepsake. She loved it and I got a lot of comments from friends as well, so I decided to cut a few more and offer them for sale at a recent Christmas Art show I was in. They were a big hit and I sold all of them at $25 each. My wife is an avid scrapbooker and she helped me out by making the tags.

These are roughly 10”w x 8”h, 1/4” Baltic birch plywood. I stack cut 3 at a time on my scrollsaw, stained black with General Finishes water based black, and morticed into a maple base that has my name branded in the bottom. These were fun to make.

Thanks for looking!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch





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razor524

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#1 posted 245 days ago

Very cool! Now we will see if they can get into the national championship game, that would help your sales!

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 245 days ago

That is VERY cool! I don’t think I have ever seen this idea before, and on LJ’s that is quite a statement!

I am assuming you used a scrollsaw for the figures? Nice cutting!

You can stack cut a bunch of these and really up the profit margins. Make sure there’s a way to contact you on the tag you use as others who see these will certainly want one.

Nice build and thanks for sharing this idea!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Woodenwizard

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#3 posted 245 days ago

Nice job mat. It gives me an idea for my grand daughter who is a freshman at the university of Utah.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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AlBCuttnWud

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#4 posted 245 days ago

Very unique idea. Perfect for the person who thinks they have everything. Great job.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 245 days ago

Hi Bob.. yes I cut these on my scrollsaw 3 and 4 at a time. They didn’t take long to cut, I probably spent more time at the router table making up the bases. I included a card with every sale and asked the buyers to send me back an email with how the gift was received. I’m sure they will bring much Christmas joy.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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stefang

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#6 posted 244 days ago

Nice work Mathew and a great idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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YorkshireStewart

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#7 posted 244 days ago

I do likr these. I’m reminded of this local larger-than-life memorial

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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leafherder

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#8 posted 244 days ago

O H

Great job!

I O

-- Leafherder

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sandhill

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#9 posted 244 days ago

Great idea Mat joy comes from the smallest thinks sometimes.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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smitdog

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#10 posted 244 days ago

Smart way to get around the branding with no copyright issues, at least as far as I know. Who knows, maybe they can copyright hand gestures?? I wouldn’t be surprised! Great work, that is a really unique gift idea. I know they would sell like hotcakes here.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 244 days ago

Great idea Mat but I won’t be copying you.
It would be hard to make a buck on British Columbia.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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justoneofme

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#12 posted 244 days ago

Terrific idea Mathew … no wonder they became an instant hit!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Grant Davis

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#13 posted 244 days ago

As an avid Buckeye fan and also an OSU dad (my daughter is a senior), I absolutely love this. Very well done and I may have to borrow this for a gift for my daughter as well.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 244 days ago

It’s very creative and nicely done and I imagine it’s definitely an eye catcher with the fans.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Phil277

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#15 posted 244 days ago

Great idea, very creative.

Phil

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