The idea behind the brass plate was to have it be distressed and give it some character. To do so, I beat it with a mallet, stomped on it on a stone driveway and banged it against a variety of other objects. The stand is made of Honduran mahogany, shaped on the bandsaw and held in place with brass pins.
The box shaped object is a base for a small brass signal cannon that fires shotgun blanks. It will eventualy be fitted with brass plaques to record the winners of the tournament each year. It is made of curly maple and sapele with dovetail splines.