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Old 07-27-2009, 06:38 PM
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hahah thanks Gusteau. Never said I was embarrassed.. just that it might not compare to all of the hand done extremely creative ones hah.

But no, I didn't actually use the saw myself. I didn't trust myself at all. One of my brothers did it for me b/c he's really good with wood (can't think of better wording). The whole thing took forever and a half, though haha. He was actually amazed himself that he got into those extremely detailed parts in the handle. I did all of the sanding and many, MANY coats of finish, though.

ETA: And of course I designed it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:43 PM
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freshman year i made my big, a coach themed paddle because we both love everything coach.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:02 PM
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its very pink and flashy.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:09 PM
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yall are making me want to head to the greek store and get really creative. maybe ill make one for my new girls.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:07 AM
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freshman year i made my big, a coach themed paddle because we both love everything coach.

yay! i was hoping to see a pi phi paddle on here.
i love this!
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:48 AM
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Here are my plaques/nonpaddles!!
I really hate that Alpha Xi's aren't allowed to use traditional paddles, I think a huge ribbon on the handle would have been so cute!! *sigh*

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43969032@N06/
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:10 PM
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My Big and I both love cherry blossoms so this is the paddle I made her. It took me longer than you would think but I like how simple it is. Its not the over the top paddles that you would normally see but that's not really for my big anyways.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:31 PM
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Here are my plaques/nonpaddles!!
I really hate that Alpha Xi's aren't allowed to use traditional paddles, I think a huge ribbon on the handle would have been so cute!! *sigh*

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43969032@N06/
hopefully that link works!
Wow! That paddle is gorgeous!
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:43 AM
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:40 PM
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Wow everyone's is all colorful -.- and bright and pretty and such... mine is just simple! >.< i am not very creative

hahah mine is just stained brown so you can see the wood detail


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Old 11-30-2009, 07:09 PM
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My Big and I both love cherry blossoms so this is the paddle I made her. It took me longer than you would think but I like how simple it is. Its not the over the top paddles that you would normally see but that's not really for my big anyways.
That's really lovely! I'm a huge cherry blossom fan, too! I have a dish set that is blue with cherry blossoms that would match your paddle
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My Big and I both love cherry blossoms so this is the paddle I made her. It took me longer than you would think but I like how simple it is. Its not the over the top paddles that you would normally see but that's not really for my big anyways.
LOVE this paddle. I guess I'm very similiar to your big, as I also like simplicity
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanks! It was so cute, I had to make a matching picture frame for myself! You can find the cherry blossoms in the paper section of Michaels.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:18 PM
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I figured I'd post two more pictures. As part of the BMP, you go through different stages. During Sigma you receive a Mentor and during Phi you receive a Big Brother.

Little Brothers make paddles and Mentees make rocks. Since I posted my paddle already, I figured I'd post the rock I received when I was a Mentor a year ago. Sadly, though, I don't have pictures of the rock I made for my Mentor (now my Big Bro).




My mentee ended up picking my Big Bro as his Big too, so we're pretty similar. The rock really made me smile.

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:26 AM
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New paddle! The letters are upside down lol



My Grand Big Brother gave me this paddle a few days ago. He received this paddle b/c the person who made it couldn't give it to his own Big Brother, so he gave it to my Grand Big. So, Grand Big didn't want this anymore and said I could have it (he's always giving me things!)

Also, in my head, I like to think of it as the paddle I would have been receiving this year had my Little Brother not resigned.

[which, btw, leaves me (Token 2) and Token 4 as the active tokens lol]
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