Class of 2014 Name Plates

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Project by Steve posted 11-02-2013 06:26 PM 2449 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is a senior in high school this year and I was asked to make something special for him and seven other seniors in the marching band. I made these name plates using my father’s old Craftsman 13” scroll saw. I created the template using Microsoft Visio. They are cut from 1/2” solid oak. The MV logo is cut from thin pine and painted, then glued onto the name plate. Each one took a total of about 3 hours work. The kids loved them so that made it all worth it. I wonder if it would have been easier and quicker on one of those fancy new expensive scroll saws. lol

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 07:15 PM

I think you did just fine with the old saw…good job. I bet you got bored doing all of them!

-- Chris, Virginia

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 08:44 PM

Great project. I guess it’s good to be a friend of Matthew – get a nice sign from his Dad. Well done, I can’t imagine that you would have not done any better on an expensive scroll saw.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 11:13 PM

Oh boy, once the word gets out that Matthew’s Dad makes name plates. You did a great job and have inspired me. I have a senior at home too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 02:49 AM

that’s some dedication right there!

how were you able to hold onto the first one long enough to not ruin the surprise for the rest of them?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 09:24 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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