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Project by artsyfartsy posted 03-10-2019 02:54 PM 303 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of Trophy’s for my son’s up-coming Rat Rod Car show in May. Last year I made a Spark Plug trophy which became a big hit so, this year I made another for the show. The larger trophy stands 25 1/4” tall and is made of Red Oak, Birch, Ash and Pine. The smaller trophy’s stand 11 1/2”, 10 1/2” and 8” respectively. The piston trophy is made of Walnut, Pine and Red Oak with the name plate made of Tatjuba. The third trophy is made entirely of Red Oak and as before, the name plate is made of Tatjuba. The last and smallest trophy is made of Red Oak with a Walnut base. All the spark plugs were turned on my lathe as well as the piston. I stained the spark plugs with MinWax Ebony on the lower and MinWax Golden Oak on the upper part of the plug. The base of the Large spark plug trophy was made of Birch and as it stood, looked kinda plain so I stained it along with the columns MinWax Gun Stock stain. The the upper base is clear Ash as is the name plate. The upper ash base was a piece of live edge left over from a previous project and I thought would look nice on this particular project. All of the trophy’s were routered where required and sanded to the touch. A couple of coats of MinWax Polyurethane clear finish was applied to obtain the shine. Thanks for looking. Oh, and my son approves.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-10-2019 04:04 PM

Very cool idea!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-10-2019 04:52 PM

Good Job Don. Those trophies are trophies!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#3 posted 03-10-2019 05:12 PM

Don,

Stellar job the turning and building the spark plug trophies….They look great, and I know your son is grateful that you made them for the rod show….Like Mark said, those trophies are trophies….!! You’re a good turner…! Nice.!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#4 posted 03-10-2019 10:10 PM

Fantastic project, Don.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-11-2019 01:32 PM

Thanks Guys, I appreciate it.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 02:47 PM

Too cool!! and anatomically correct also. Neat.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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artsyfartsy

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#7 posted 03-23-2019 01:44 PM

Thank you Chris, I used to make the metal lower part of the spark plug at AC Spark Plug in Flint, MI. So I should know a little about spark plugs. Many of my fellow co-workers and friends said the same thing, they were anatomically correct.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#8 posted 03-23-2019 02:08 PM

Oh ok. That’s neat. Yeah, you did a great job on them. That is the first time I’ve ever seen a large wooden spark plug, so you’ve created an original also. Good stuff. Was a pleasure to see them when I noticed them last night.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#9 posted 03-23-2019 03:42 PM

SUPER KEWL :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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artsyfartsy

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#10 posted 03-24-2019 01:11 PM

Thank You GR8Hunter, “Tony”.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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