Arrow of Light Awards

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Project by nonickswood posted 11-24-2012 10:21 PM 44418 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for the Boy Scouts out there.
Several yrs. ago I made 12 of these, Arrow of Light Awards for my sons Cub Scout Pack.
All Cub Scouts receive one of these when they become Boy Scouts.
Well now another Cub Scout Pack has come back and asked for another 8, making 14 just in case!
Made from Southern Pine, first stain very dark, then 3 coats of Poly, then Rout, re-trim, re-stain outside, re-seal arrow portion. Whew!!

It really is quite an Honor to make these for the Scouts, they work very hard to achieve this Award!

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 10:38 PM

Beautiful work and a great technique for mass producing a great looking product.


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#2 posted 11-24-2012 11:23 PM

Nice Nick,
Getting ready to try that router carving myself, you give me inspiration.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 09:29 PM

Very nice! And the memories those uniforms bring back!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 06:14 PM

Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 01:36 AM


-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 01:49 PM

Wow, what a great idea! I am sure the kids who got these awards are VERY proud of them. You really ‘dun good here!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-02-2012 09:23 PM

Thanks Everyone for the comments & taking the time to look!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 10:14 PM

Nice job on the Arrow of Light plaques. I made some plaques last year for my son’s den and the boys loved the recognition. It’s a fun way to share our hobby and they enjoyed the 5 or 6 projects we made in the den meetings.

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#9 posted 04-18-2013 03:39 AM

Very nice. I am looking at making some of these for our pack.

-- Rolry

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