23 Photos - Apr 27, 2009
Photo: Oleksak Lumber 
http://www.oleksaklumber.com/ 
is the main sponsor of the Oleksak Lumber Spring Half Marathon & 5K 
http://www.bgcwestfield.org/index.php?page=oleksak-half-marathon-5k
to benefit the Westfeld MA Boys & Girls Club... Thanks Andy !!Photo: Every year starting in January the race committee gathers at Andy's lumber yard to hand make 500+ finishers medal. Race is held 3 weeks before Boston Marathon each year. I don't know of any other race that does this....Photo: Process starts with 3"x3" oak or maple stock...Photo: Square stock is milled into round core on a lathe...Photo: ... ready for cutting....Photo: ... cores are then sliced into individual medals...Photo: ... each medal is sanded to remove burrs and get a smooth surface before hooks are attached and logos are burned onto each side...Photo: Sue and Dan hard at work....Photo: ... before drilling and attaching eye hooks for ribbons...Photo: After sanding ready for drilled for hooks...Photo: Andy's 'Lumber Yard Dog' Glupia sits in Andy's 1959 Corvette to supervise work on the medals...Photo: ...Modwyn and Dan drilling and attaching eye hooks...Photo: Attaching hooks before stamping BGC & Oleksak Lumber logos on each side...Photo: ... aka 'Santas Workshop'...Photo: Steve,  Modwyn and Dottie working hard...Photo: Photo: Mike burns Oleksak & BGC logo into each side of the 500+ medals...Photo: Each medal gets 3 coats of polyurethane and sanded 3 times to assure smooth durable surfaces...Photo: Hung out to dry....Photo: Finished medal BGC sidePhoto: Finished medal Oleksak Lumber side...Photo: OK Andy so will this project car be ready for Spring ???Photo: Oleksak Lumber http://www.oleksaklumber.com/ is the main sponsor of the Oleksak Lumber Spring Half Marathon & 5K http://www.bgcwestfield.org/index.php?page=oleksak-half-marathon-5kto benefit the Westfeld MA Boys & Girls Club... Thanks Andy !!