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Cherokean crafts tributes to organizations

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Having transferred the design , the laser nows burns the engraving, Photo by Dan Whitney.
Mick Bakker of rural Cherokee loves woodworking, and just got a new "toy, " which enables him to make unique "tribute plaques." People who purchase plaques can display them in their homes or offices to show their pride in being associated with an organization.

Bakker has a software program on the computer in his shop which contains the official designs and logos for all five branches of the military, as well as many service organizations - including (but not limited to) Kiwanis, American Legion, VFW, Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, Lion's Club, Boy Scouts,and the Knights of Columbus.

Bakker chooses the organization from the list on his software, then engraves the design on a flat piece of 8" Baltic Birch plywood with his Laser Engraver., which is connected to the computer. He then applies spray paint as neededto the finished product. The "Wall Tributes" are available from Bakker for $25 ($30, if you would like your name added to the plaque). Bakker, who lives at 1823 530th Street, is in the process of setting up a web site, but plaques may also be ordered from him at 225-2750. The "wall tributes" are a nice, relatively inexpensive way to show your pride in your organization(s).

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