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Forum topic by tealetm posted 12-20-2017 02:36 AM 393 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tealetm

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12-20-2017 02:36 AM

Word has spread around work that I’m a hobby woodworker.

Our mechanic gave me pieces of a connecting rod and bolts from his race car engine (funny car) that he built which unfortunately blew up a few month ago.

He wants the pieces on a wood plaque of sorts.

What would you guys do? Just somehow attach them to a nicely shaped piece of wood? build a frame and flood it with clear epoxy?

Thanks in advance for the insight, I haven’t done any display type pieces before.


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 03:05 AM

OH! NASTY BLOW!

I would make a plaque with the outline of the logo of the engine manufacturer and center the pieces; drilled from the back and the screwed on. Much larger than the pieces, of course!

Example—Bowtie, Blue OVAL or Pentastar?? which ever it was! I would also use a very spectacular wood type such as walnut or aromatic cedar to show the pieces at a higher contrat.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Woodknack

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 03:27 AM

Solder it to a brass rod on a granite base.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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tealetm

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 03:29 AM

I have nice piece of walnut ready for it. Good idea about the screws- if I can drill and tap the pieces that should work great.

Side note: here’s the car

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 03:40 AM

First find out if he wants to display it on a wall or on a horizontal surface.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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