Yes its awards time again. This years awards for the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce is based upon a design idea hatched last year when I had all the completed awards laying on the finishing table in a circular pattern. Hmmmm, that might look interesting? So the prototype award is designed and then fabricated using High Density Urethane (HDU) sign substrate. I like to use HDU as it tools and engraves just like wood (and I have lots of scrap pieces about the shop to use up). I tried engraving a few different samples of wood to see if anything looked better than Canadian Sugar Maple. Nope its going to be maple. A large slab of maple ends up on the router and the award blanks are carved out. Once extracted from the slab, the awards are finish sanded and then head over to the laser for engraving. I’ll post again once the awards have been presented and I can share the finished product and proud recipients.