State Champs

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Project by rtbrmb posted 08-07-2017 02:15 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I have a coworker who has a son that was on last year’s football State Championship team for Division 7. I talked to him about replicating the trophy that the team received for winning the title, but personalizing it.

I started with multiple pictures so I could get the proportions right. I was not able to get access to a real trophy for measurements. My final version ended up being ~ 15” tall. The base and both peninsulas are walnut while the trapezoid (back plate) is laminated red oak painted gloss black on the front.

All the cutouts, except the base, were done with my CNC shark. The lettering on the front was routed out with a 1/16” straight bit then painted gold. The rear was routed with a 60^ v-bit and painted black, for the roster, and sanded flush. The team emblem on the back, above the roster, was filled with colored epoxy. I routed a 1/4” deep dado into both peninsulas so it would set back into the trapezoid to give a better “depth” look.

The inlay on the front is actually a double inlay. First I inlayed a piece pf maple for the flag & sword outline, then followed that with an inlay of yellow heart for the flag. Then I routed out the pirate and sword handle, painted the team color and sanded flush.

The walnut pieces were finished with GF seal-a-cell and multiple coats of GF arm-r-seal.

It was one of the most rewarding projects I have completed.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 07:39 AM

Nice job was born and raised in lower Michigan. Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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