O H I O Silhouettes

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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 11-26-2013 06:07 PM 3701 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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#1 posted 11-26-2013 06:22 PM

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

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 06:31 PM

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!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 06:38 PM

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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#4 posted 11-26-2013 06:39 PM

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

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 06:40 PM

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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#6 posted 11-26-2013 07:30 PM

Nice work Mathew and a great idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-26-2013 10:14 PM

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

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#8 posted 11-26-2013 11:29 PM


Great job!


-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 12:21 AM

Great idea Mat joy comes from the smallest thinks sometimes.

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#10 posted 11-27-2013 12:26 AM

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.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 03:08 AM

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

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 04:38 AM

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

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 11-27-2013 12:53 PM

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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#14 posted 11-27-2013 01:11 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 11-27-2013 01:33 PM

Great idea, very creative.


-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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