- Master Pine Head
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There is a bolt welded to the bottom of the part. The bolt fits through a hole in the trophy base with a washer and nut securing it from beneath in a counter-bored hole. I have access to one of these trophies, so I will take it apart and post a picture in the next day or two.FatSebastian wrote:Excepting the piston, how do the pieces attach to the platform (especially the round ones)?
For those without access to welding equipment or a welder you can use U-bolts or any number of specialty fasteners for mounting. Welding is the cleanest and cheapest option, though. Many mechanics and metal working shops would be happy to do a simple weld. Some for free if it's for a non-profit organization, others for a small fee. You could even trade the welding for a sponsorship mention during the race.
The trophy topper is a Hotwheels car spray painted with a metallic gold paint then attached with hot glue. The risers for first, second, and third place trophies are progressively taller than the rest and have a vinyl number on front. Two 9-year-olds and one 7-year-old gave direction as to which cars should be on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies.
The wording on the front of each trophy is a "clear" address label stuck on the beveled side of the base (The Avery packaging label said "clear", but I would call it "frosted". I wanted clear and am settling with frosted). Any ideas on what could be used for the trophy label that would be as close to free as possible? Official trophy plates, whether purchased locally or online, would break the budget.
As far as budget, I think you may be on the right track by looking into printed adhesive labels. You might consider some address labels printed professionally from a company that specializes in printing checks, labels, business cards, rubber stamps, etc. Going this route, there are lots of options in terms of label sizes, lettering, colors, and materials (e.g., a gold foil label might be appropriate for this application). Also, the turnaround tends to be reasonably quick, if your requirements do not stray from standard product offerings. For example, usually you can get a roll of 250 labels (return-address size) printed for less than $10. At a few cents a piece, that may be as close to free as you will find.BallBoy wrote:Any ideas on what could be used for the trophy label that would be as close to free as possible? Official trophy plates, whether purchased locally or online, would break the budget.
- Vitamin K
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In terms of the labels, two other options to consider:
- You can buy gold foil printing labels from Avery, that work with an inkjet or laser: http://www.avery.com/avery/v/index.jsp? ... 18140aRCRD" target="_blank
- When I worked at a sign shop, we offered digital printing onto adhesive vinyl. One of the vinyls we stocked was a nice brushed gold finish. Would be a little pricier than the above option, but might be worth inquiring.