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Wooden Jabba Logo by WoodChuck

July 17, 2016

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I first heard about WoodChuck (aka Chuck Bowman) on Roxy the Rancor’s Facebook page. Chuck had made a wooden logo plaque for Roxy, and I thought it looked really good. I contacted Chuck to see if it would be possible to have one made for me.

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I originally thought about having it based on Jabba from Return of the Jedi, but decided that it would make more sense to use the vintage Jabba figure instead, since he’s sort of my mascot. He uses a method called intarsia, where pieces of wood are cut out and sanded before being reassembled to make the finished image. For Jabba, we decided on an exotic wood called Yellowheart, which is naturally yellow and would make a good match for the color of the figure.

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If you look closely, you can see the wood grain. The plaque is 2 feet in diameter and weighs around 16 pounds. The lettering and plaque background are red oak, while Jabba’s tattoo symbol is made of dark walnut.

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I’m quite impressed with the detail Chuck put into this piece. I have it displayed in a place of honor on one wall of my office.

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I made a YouTube video that shows some in-progress photos if you’re interested in seeing more about how this was made.

 

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