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Anyone who is/knows a Buckeye will be familiar with the O H I O cheer. My daughter is a freshman at OSU this year, so I thought I would cut this O H I O silhouette for her as a keepsake. She loved it and I got a lot of comments from friends as well, so I decided to cut a few more and offer them for sale at a recent Christmas Art show I was in. They were a big hit and I sold all of them at $25 each. My wife is an avid scrapbooker and she helped me out by making the tags.

These are roughly 10"w x 8"h, 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. I stack cut 3 at a time on my scrollsaw, stained black with General Finishes water based black, and morticed into a maple base that has my name branded in the bottom. These were fun to make.

Thanks for looking!

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Very cool! Now we will see if they can get into the national championship game, that would help your sales!
 

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That is VERY cool! I don't think I have ever seen this idea before, and on LJ's that is quite a statement!

I am assuming you used a scrollsaw for the figures? Nice cutting!

You can stack cut a bunch of these and really up the profit margins. Make sure there's a way to contact you on the tag you use as others who see these will certainly want one.

Nice build and thanks for sharing this idea!

-bob
 

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Nice job mat. It gives me an idea for my grand daughter who is a freshman at the university of Utah.
 

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Very unique idea. Perfect for the person who thinks they have everything. Great job.
 

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Hi Bob.. yes I cut these on my scrollsaw 3 and 4 at a time. They didn't take long to cut, I probably spent more time at the router table making up the bases. I included a card with every sale and asked the buyers to send me back an email with how the gift was received. I'm sure they will bring much Christmas joy.
 

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Nice work Mathew and a great idea too.
 

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Great idea Mat joy comes from the smallest thinks sometimes.
 

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Smart way to get around the branding with no copyright issues, at least as far as I know. Who knows, maybe they can copyright hand gestures?? I wouldn't be surprised! Great work, that is a really unique gift idea. I know they would sell like hotcakes here.
 

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Great idea Mat but I won't be copying you.
It would be hard to make a buck on British Columbia.
 

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Terrific idea Mathew … no wonder they became an instant hit!!
 

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As an avid Buckeye fan and also an OSU dad (my daughter is a senior), I absolutely love this. Very well done and I may have to borrow this for a gift for my daughter as well.
 

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Great idea, very creative.

Phil
 

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Very creative and I am glad it worked out for you .
Like your marketing and production approach .
 

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Thanks all for the positive feedback!
 

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Simply stunning work! That's very creative!
 

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Nice work, Matthew! I'm
Impressed…. I'd be more impressed if you sent youndaughter to IU though :)
 

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That's a cool and fun gift, like the creative design and concept. I'm sure there will be more orders. Great job!
 
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