CNC Carved Yankee Stadium Medallion

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Project by Phil277 posted 11-27-2013 01:22 PM 1787 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the new ballpark, in one of the lobbies there is a beautiful bronze medallion. I was very impressed with the artwork. It’s sort of a baseball version of the presidential seal. I believe the original version was above the main gate at the old ballpark, actually there were two, one on either side of the text “Yankee Stadium”. This was one of my first attempts at a complex project using Aspire. I made many mistakes but I learned a lot along the way. This was my 4th attempt to make the plaque the way I wanted it. It’s 18” in diameter and 2 1/2” thick.

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 01:35 PM

That looks so nice. Those CNC machines have there place and are capable of doing nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#2 posted 11-28-2013 01:15 PM

Thanks Charles,

I’ve been doing woodworking for almost 50 years, 35 as a high school wood shop teacher. I’ve had a CNC machine for 6 years. I’ve always enjoyed woodworking, the CNC has enabled me to do things I never had the opportunity or talent to do before I got one. This medallion is a perfect example.
However, I could not have done the medallion well if it weren’t for my woodworking skills.


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Eric M. Saperstein

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 01:00 AM

Great learning curve project – or well – above and beyond that and you pulled it off quite well. Nice!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 01:38 PM

Your medallion is very impressive. I recently purchased my first CNC router & hope to be able to produce something of this quality one day. Was this created using 3D carve & did you take a picture (.jpeg) and convert it to vectors to create the design?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 02:16 PM

Hi Bill,
the 3D software I used is Aspire from Vectric. I used the photo from the stadium shown above as a reference. You can see that I made a few changes. The border is different and a few other elements are also changed.
I did not take a picture and convert it to vectors. There was much more work involved. All of the design elements; the border, bats, bases, text etc. were modeled with the 3D software. The only item I didn’t model was the eagle which I could have purchased but luckily it was included with the software.


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