Christmas Gift to Daughter

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jay pieper
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Christmas Gift to Daughter

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My daughter has become a runner of sorts with a few girl friends. On weekends they like to run 5K, 10K, and of
lately half marathons. About a month ago four of them got together to run a relay marathon. Each runner ran a set
amount of time over a 24 hour period. Oh forgot to mention this race was run in a town north of the Twin Cities in
November ( God Bless Their Cold Souls).

I saw the design model in the D&M store and knew I had to purchase it for this project. The plaque came out of the
of the clipart file in V Carve. I added the pegs along the bottom for various race medals, and a hanger on the back
to go on a wall.

I laminated the walnut and oak to get the effect I wanted. Adjusted the model heights to the thickness I wanted for each
piece of wood. Flatten each piece to the height of the model they represented. Did the 3D carve and projected the Text
on the model for the ribbon, watch, and medal in the walnut part of the plague.

Hoping Santa gets a big hug for Christmas.

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very nice!
Thanks,
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I think that "Hug" may break a couple ribs :D
Great work and sure she'll Love It!! :)
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AWESOME

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Wow, Jay, that looks fantastic? I love the contrasting woods.
I think someone is going to be very happy.
Joe

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jay pieper wrote:
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I laminated the walnut and oak to get the effect I wanted. Adjusted the model heights to the thickness I wanted for each
piece of wood. Flatten each piece to the height of the model they represented. Did the 3D carve and projected the Text
on the model for the ribbon, watch, and medal in the walnut part of the plague.

Hoping Santa gets a big hug for Christmas.
Looks really nice! I am curious.. could you try to explain your laminating process? Mainly, which glue did you use? I purchased a group of laminate pieces off of ebay (10x12") and I am not sure how to apply them. I've watched a few videos on youtube. But most of them zipped right to the glueing and didn't explain what glue type they were using. The glue looks like a syrup, not a normal glue. So I am not sure what to use and how much to apply. Do you let it set over night, or how long?

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I am not sure what type of glue they were using in that video you saw, there are
so many different types. I myself have always used titebond II premium wood glue
for bonding or laminating wood together. I usally apply enough glue to get both pieces
completely covered with an even coat (don't apply to thin).
after that I built a 24x24 press that applies even pressure on the wood and let sit
overnight 24 hours. I am sure there are many was to laminate wood I have used this process
many years and has worked for me.
Hope I answered your question

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Hello Jay!

Thanks for sharing... this is so nice!!! Well done... and I suspect you got a few hugs for this one!
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jay pieper wrote:-Ed-
I am not sure what type of glue they were using in that video you saw, there are
so many different types. I myself have always used titebond II premium wood glue
for bonding or laminating wood together. I usally apply enough glue to get both pieces
completely covered with an even coat (don't apply to thin).
after that I built a 24x24 press that applies even pressure on the wood and let sit
overnight 24 hours. I am sure there are many was to laminate wood I have used this process
many years and has worked for me.
Hope I answered your question

Thanks for your reply Jay. That was helpful. I've seen the Titebond II glue, I would just need to devise some clamping mechanism because I think you really need pressure all over the laminate and right now all I have are clamps. Thanks again.

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Thought I would post a follow-up on the Christmas gift for my daughter. Dad got
what he was looking for a big old hug from his daughter, and a tear coming down his
face with the excitement from her as she opened her gift. I don't think they were
home more than a minute when she sent me the picture of here new home for her
running medals. I know one thing for sure it never gets old when you can make
someone happy and you get to see a big smile.
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A job well done....

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A couple of tricks for laminating pieces:

1. The wood has to be flat, FLAT. Cups, bows, dings, etc are the enemy. If you do not have a planer or drum sander then the next best thing is flatten the stock on the machine, give it a light sand when done.

2. Clamps work well for smaller stuff. For larger work you do not need a press (though they are handy as all get out). Scrap steel works great. Weights from a dumbbell set work fine too. Any thing heavy, a box of nails. One guy I know uses recycled one gallon milk containers filled with water. Most people apply too much pressure.

3. If you have a thin lamination you need to put a thicker piece on top of it, otherwise the glue soaks into the wood and tries to bubble it up.

Almost forgot! Great job!
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