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  1. #1
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    trophy rebuild project

    yet another one from work! first, it was the supreme boss with the plaque for her daughter, then one of our tech guys wanted one for their third anniversary, another of our tech guys is trying to figure out how to spring the $50 fee for his anniversary plaque (stacked text at that), and now, thanks to the guy who got me involved with cnc stuff, who recommended me to a tech writer in our department, there is this golf trophy. originally, he was wondering if the finish could be duplicated on the original trophy, not a good idea, as we get only one shot to mess it up. along the way (this thing is over 20 years old), someone tried to add another board to it, for more space for name plates, and messed it up, even mismatching the routing on the new edges (roundover vs ogee bits). i asked him if they would be ok to remove the broken clubs and such (you'll see in the pic of the original), and make an all new backer board. he checked with the others (informal golfing bunch), and as long as it matched the old one, they were ok with it. so, with 4 parts of borg 1x6 pine, its off to the races. easy enough font for engraving, and short work for a 20 degree bit to just scratch out layout lines for the name plates. i figure that a good, strong tea stain to get it a golden color (worked for my rendezvous boxes), and then a coat or two of amber shellac should take it to the same color, or very similar.
    benedictione omnes bene

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    ok, now i have pictures of what is happening with this one. got in the shop, and fired up the cnc, cut the name plate lineups. then taped over, and cut the lettering. after cleaning up the edges of the lettering, got the boards glued up and in clamps. then arranged the golf club parts on the board. tomorrow, it will be drilling the holes for the zip ties, sanding the entire board, and hitting it with the dye.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 001 original trophy.JPG   002 start of first name plate board.JPG   003 start of second name plate board.JPG   004 lettering board taped.JPG   005 start of lettering.JPG  

    006 lettering done.JPG   007 glued and in clamps.JPG   008 golf clubs laid out.JPG  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    You are a busy man.. And so some great work. Love the bed you made.
    Garry
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 09-26-2016 at 01:32 PM.

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    did the final test of the dye and shellac finish today. got it looking pretty good i think.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 009 correct dye shellac finish.JPG  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    Very nice!!

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    did the finish sanding today. drilled the holes for the zip ties, and golf tees. routed the edges with a similar ogee bit, and hit it with the dye. tomorrow starts the shellac process.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 010 holes drilled.JPG   011 sanded and edges rounded.JPG   012 back dyed.JPG   013 front and edges dyed.JPG  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    gave it the coat of amber shellac this morning, and the first of 2 coats of clear shellac tonight. one more coat of clear shellac, hit it with pledge, and a coat of clear shellac for the back, and it will be ready for adding the golf stuff back.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 014 coated with amber shellac.JPG   015 after first coat of clear shellac.JPG  
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

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    hit it with the pledge today, and gave the back the coat of shellac. tomorrow it is clean out the holes, and add the golf stuff back. almost done!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 016 shellac on back.jpg   017 front polished.jpg  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    cleaned out the holes, and added all of the golf stuff back on the board. call this one done!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 018 finished a.JPG   019 finished b.JPG   020 finished c.JPG  
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

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    Bill Arnold
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