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Picture of The Peacock - Making of a Trophy
Inspired by the TV show The League, my roommate and his high school buddies started
a Fantasy Football league this year and asked me to make them a trophy for the winner.
They all like to hang out at the Peacock Lounge in Sunnyvale, CA so we decided to make
the trophy in homage of their favorite bar. After some brainstorming and a few sketches I
came up with a design, and my building process is as follows....

Things used:
AutoDesk Inventor
Adobe Illustrator
ShopBot
Table Router
MDF
Wood glue
Laser Cutter
Beer cans
sand paper
Metal Lathe
Milling Machine
Fix-It-All
acrylic paint
Painters tape
threaded rod
bailing wire
aluminum foil
Bondo
Dremel
Pliers
Rasp/Surform
Knife
Spray paint
Devcon plastic welder
& TechShop =)
 
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Step 1: Design

Picture of Design
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My initial sketches were done by hand, but in order to take full advantage of the CNC ShopBot
at TechShop I had to make some digital files (this also helped to fully visualize the project before
starting anything physical). So I did a mock up of everything except the peacock on top, due to my
3D character modeling skills being a bit rusty. Once the files were made its Making Time!

Step 2: Prep the MDF

Picture of Prep the MDF
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So the design I came up with has a 1.5" base and middle section, yet the hardware store only sold
3/4" MDF. Therefore I had to glue two pieces together before I could begin cutting on the ShopBot.

Step 3: Cuttin' the base and mid section

Picture of Cuttin' the base and mid section
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Once the glue has set, I set up the ShopBot and ran the job to cut out my base and mid section. I also
routed out spots for the where the beer cans would nest and a center hole to keep the rod perfectly
aligned. On the mid section I also drilled a hole all the way through to help with the alignment of the
keg and peacock. I used a table router to add the chamfered edge after ShopBotting.
Scotttland2 years ago
Bleedin' awesome.
That is a fantastic trophy! One to be proud of for sure. You have a very broad skill base to draw upon. Well done sir.

We usually have a neighborhood game night once a year where couples play against each other on various bar games. The overall winners take home a trophy and usually we have a random category that others can win such as best trash talk, best team outfits, etc. You have inspired me for the next game night.
ChrysN2 years ago
Nicely done, I love how the peacock turned out.
TSSJ-ryan (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
thank you thank you, i was pleased as well. working with Bondo turned out to be a very pleasant experience. if you mess up you can always add more Bondo and sculpt some more. =)
This will sound a little crazy but where do you get bondo? Maybe you said in the instructable and I missed it, I really want to play with it. People talk about it on here a lot but seeing your work I finally have an idea spinning around in my head. :)
TSSJ-ryan (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
pretty much any store that sells automotive supplies (osh, home depot, walmart, target...)
it can be messy at times. heed the warnings on the can.
be safe and have fun =)
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is really lovely! I was not only pleasantly surprised by the materials you used, I'm very impressed with your craftsmanship! Well done!
TSSJ-ryan (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
thank you, I try to be thrifty and craftsmanship is always something to strive for ;) i'm glad it shows