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Hexagonal trophy base for the Bellmonte Stakes Trophy won by local horse. Made of maple and finished in black lacquer to match the Preakness Trophy won by the same stables several years prior.
-- Roger M, Aiken, SC
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#1 posted 12-16-2013 05:00 PM
Looks good Roger.
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#2 posted 12-16-2013 05:52 PM
Thanks for the compliment Jim.
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#3 posted 12-17-2013 01:28 AM
I hate angles.I can never get the fit where I want it.It looks like you have.Well done and a great project.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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#4 posted 12-17-2013 01:29 AM
The trophy base came out just perfectly BUT that table is REALLY special!
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
#5 posted 12-17-2013 10:22 PM
Dave, On the issue of angles I found that I was never careful enough in setting my equipment accurate enough. Then I got a Wixey Digital Angle Gauge, and a 8’’ Wixey™ Digital Protractor from Rockler. Changed the entire scene regarding angles. You might consider these two devices if you are having trouble with angles. Also, I am a retired engineer which has aided me in determining what the angles are required to be in the first place. Send me a note if I can be of help on determining an angle.
#6 posted 12-17-2013 10:25 PM
Thanks for the compliments. They mean a lot coming from fellow Lumberjocks.
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#7 posted 12-17-2013 10:49 PM
A very nice base, for a very distinguished trophy!!!Well done!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?
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#8 posted 12-19-2013 07:19 PM
That’s one classy base, like the colors and finish. Great job!
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