Trophy Base

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Project by Devin posted 04-15-2013 06:51 AM 4938 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick 5 hour project spread out over a couple days.

My office is entering into some friendly competition with other offices during a fund raising 10k race.
Some members of the team had created a trophy by spray painting the shoe and attaching it to a bit of particle board.
One look at the particle board and I asked them if I could make a base for the shoe.
They agreed, and this is the result.

I used some rough scraps of walnut I had, really like the figure in the front section of the first photo.
The curved piece is a quick laminate of 4 strips.
There’s a hole in the top and running through the little “square” pieces under the shoe. There’s a large hole in the base so that a socket wrench extension could be used to tighten the bolt holding the shoe on top. I did it this way so that if the shoe ever needs to be changed out for something else it is removable.

I’m still in the middle of a wine rack project, but this little distraction helped test my table saw after some major retooling and it proved to help re-energize me because I was able to quickly complete something.

Danish oil finish.
The wooden base stand just over 12” tall.

thanks for looking!

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 09:13 AM

Really beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 03:03 PM

You’ve turned that into one very unique looking trophy Devan! Super idea … and … are those little yellow things I see (beneath) ... gadgets from Lee Valley Tools?! They’re great, aren’t they!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 03:22 PM

Well done Devin. That’s a nice scrap bin you have there!

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 07:03 PM

Thats pretty cool. Nice wood choice; walnut makes great trophy/sculpture bases.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 04:31 PM

That’s a great idea and design for a trophy base. Like the gorgeous walnut. Great job!

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