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Project by Trackman posted 01-27-2012 06:54 AM 4466 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are having a food drive at work called the “Dump Hunger Campaign”. Part of the fundraiser is a charity golf tournament. I was asked by our leadership team if I could make the bases for the golf trophies. Our welder was asked to make the golf figures out of Caterpillar bolts; nuts, washers and Allen wrenches.
Some time ago I took home a part of an old oak crate. I took it apart and set aside to season. About all I was able to salvage was a good long piece of 8” X 8” stock. Unfortunately, because of some blemishes, I wasn’t able to quartersaw it; I had to make it flat sawn. This seemed to be the perfect project for this piece of timber, seeing as how I acquired it from work to begin with.
The bases themselves are approximately 6’’ X 11”. I wanted a rich looking antique finish so I stained them with a dark walnut MinWax and finished them with a satin poly. After several coats of finish and several sandings between coats I put on a renaissance wax.
This was kind of a fun project and not too terribly time consuming, I could work on it at my leisure.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 07:09 AM

Fun and crazy trophies .


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#2 posted 01-27-2012 07:36 AM

great idea!!! I like it. very well done.

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 10:57 AM

Now these are great! What a cool idea! I think I’ll have to put this in my Fav’s and do this, thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 03:24 PM

I bought some springs and bulk allen wrenches this weekend to make these. Once I finish this outdoor table I’m breaking out the welder and having some fun. Thx again for the idea.

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

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