To Burn or To Scroll?

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Blog entry by Maveric777 posted 01-31-2010 07:32 PM 1619 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am stuck in a situation and needing a little advice. My oldest daughter is a member of a group at her High School that does things for the community & environment. She hit me up asking if I could make her a bat house to display at a conference they are going to soon. I looked around and came up with a design I though was neet and commenced to working on it (actually started yesterday).

Well my situation is the name, logo, and best way to go about it. She attends Arkansas High here in my home town and their mascot is…. You guessed it “Razorbacks”. So the name they came up for the bat house id “RazorBats”.... I though it was catchy and cool, but had no idea they didn’t even have a logo for this idea yet. So last night when it dropped below freezing I decided it was time to do some work on the computer… In the house… Where it is warm….lol

I have a little experience with a program called GIMP (it is a free alternative to Photo Shop). I used 3 different images, changed them WAYYY up, and combined them. Well now I cant make up my mind if I want to scroll out the design and attach it (thought of using very thin plastic cutting board and spray painting the cut out design with Fusion paint). Or….. I could go pick up a wood burning pen and learn….lol.

I am leaning toward the wood burning idea seeing how this will be out doors and worried about the epoxy I would use holding up attached design. There will be small parts if I cut it out and this seems like a nightmare to me. Where burning it in will be there…

Just wanted to see what yall though of it…. I have no experience with this and not sure what is the best direction…..

BTW… Here is a rough draft of the logo I created last night….. I wasn’t to worried about the logo being copyright due to I am making it for Arkansas High…

Razorbats logo 1

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 07:57 PM

That is a great job you did there Dan! Personally I like the scroll saw idea best because I think it would stand out better. You could cut it out and glue it to a black backing. I’m sure whichever way you choose it will be well received and nicely done. I hope you post the finished project so we can see how it came out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 09:18 PM

Way cool, too cool for words.. better than a spider pig lol…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 10:02 PM

Neat design.

If your scrolling skills are the same as mine, I would recommend burning.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 08:19 AM

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