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11-13-2013 04:48 PM

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I play on a senior softball team and we won a trophy. How does a 15 member team share a trophy?

My idea was for me to cut it up into 15 pieces. Mount each to a wood plaque. Present each member one.

How do I divide a trophy? Some pieces are thin metal. Some plastic. Some marble, probably synthetic. Can I bandsaw all the pieces?

Do you have any other ideas? What do you suggest?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 04:51 PM

Have a dance off, winner takes the trophy.

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 05:00 PM

I would not cut up your trophy. The best way would be to pose each team member with the trophy and take a picture. The picture can then be framed with a suitable message added and presented to the member. The picture could also be transfered to tee shirts. There are lots of ways, but cutting it up; no way.

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 05:15 PM

Throw it in a hammer mill, weigh out 15 separate & equal portions.

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 05:24 PM

Throw it into a dumpster and forget about it.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 05:30 PM

1. Run it through a chipper-shredder and divide the pieces by 15. Get 15 sandwhich baggies from the $ store.
2. Make 14 miniature versions out of wood, give the big one to your team VIP, the rest get the minis.
3. Go back to the league rep who gave you the trophy, smack him upside the head and say “WTF were you thinking? Now give us the rest of the trophies.”
4. Give it to the oldest guy on the team. When he dies it passes on to the next oldest guy on the team.
5. I’d suggest wrestling for it, but it’s the senior league and nobody wants to watch a bunch of old-farts wrestle. Go find 15 Hooter girls willing to make a few extra bucks, 4500 boxes of Jello, and hose, and a small swimming pool. Each team member picks a Hooter’s girl to represent him. Whoever picks the winning girl gets the trophy. The rest get jello.

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 05:37 PM

^ +1 for pictures or find someone with a CNC router. ;-)

Congrats ‘old timers’. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 06:47 PM

If you go back to Denton, to your alma mater, you will likely see a trophy case where the trophies are kept. You’ll also find, none of the team members got to keep all or part of the trophy. Cutting up a trophy??? come on…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 07:14 PM

I needed a good laugh JustJoe, I appreciate that.

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 06:14 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here are some comments.

MrRon, no one really wants the trophy. We will not be together until next spring to take a photo. But that is an idea I will pass on.

bibblockyeti, I would consider that if I had access to a hammer mill.

Bogeyguy, that may be the ultimate action.

JustJoe, where do I start?
1. That is a real possibility, I have access to a plastic grinder. It will handle all but the granite. Might grind it up, route a pocket in some wood, and put pieces in clear epoxy or polyester resin.
2.Too much work!!!
3. Like this idea. However, the league managers voted to do this last spring. Our manager did NOT vote for this. He wanted embroidered polo shirts for each team member. He lost :-(
4. Not funny. We are all old (see senior league). Had a guy on another team die during a game this year. Plus our oldest guy is 81 and does not appear to be any where close to kicking the bucket.
5.No wrestling, too much work. Had enough running to 1st base for some of us.
6.Hooters,maybe. A number of us go to Twin Peaks (get it?) for lunch after games. Some of those girls might be willing.

Gary, I doubt the trophy my intramural softball team won in 1969 is still in a trophy case. Especially since the dept. i graduated from (Industrial Arts) no longer exists.

RockyTopScott, I agree!!!!

Thanks all. Will pass on some of these ideas and see what the team wants to do.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 01:57 AM

are you guys sponsored by someone (restaurant/bar, town shop, other business)? If so possibly give it to them with a plaque and or team photo?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 01:40 PM

No Ben. No sponsor. One of the team members sells insurance part time and has his name on our jerseys. No other help. Just a bunch of OLD guys that have fun playing ball twice a week during the season.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 10:37 PM

I still think it’s too nice a trophy to destroy. How about giving it to a community center to display, or to a church of your choice. I’m sure your descendants would like to remember you after you’re gone.

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 11:40 PM

If you go to Goodwill, you can probably find a trophy very similar… Then cut it up and mount it and secretly keep the real one for yourself!!!

As far as your original question. If it was in my shop I would use this.

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#14 posted 11-16-2013 04:35 PM

Great question.

Following comments based on 15 sub-trophies:


2. If he won’t do it, do your best. The point is to get 15 portions of pieces that show to the casual viewer that they are parts of trophies. This can be done selectively after employing various devices of disassemblage.

3. Make a 15 piece jigsaw puzzle, each piece roughly 4.5” square,. 18mm Baltic would be thick enough that you can rout a depression in it which will accommodate slightly more than the portion of pieces. Insert detritus, add clear resin.

Each piece could be hung on the wall or used as a coaster. They would be delightful conversation starters and the presentation would generate bucketsful of warm feelings and then you could move on to the next challenge.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#15 posted 11-16-2013 04:46 PM

I believe it was for precisely this purpose that the sawzall was created

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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