The following photos show the progress so far on the Form of 2011 plaque. The photo above shows the design outline transferred onto the plaque blank. Just the major design elements are transferred at this point.
The photo above shows the plaque after the background has been removed using a small format router. This very rough stage is smoothed over using carving tools, and the outlines are then cleaned up and refined.
Here is a photo of me adding some of the initial detail to the plaque design – the laurel wreath around the Delphian Delta is starting to take shape.
In this photo you can see the finished football center left, and the map of Japan top right. The book with Mr. Matthews’ initials is almost complete at this stage.
More details need to be added and the lower section needs to take shape, so there is still quite a bit to be done before this carving is complete. I will update with more photos soon.