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Oregon State Touts Love for Turnover Chainsaw

Makes you wonder what other woodworking tools the Beavers could put to use?

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It’s definitely summer when your college football team is touting that its turnover gimmick was voted best in college football. Last week, the official Oregon State Football Twitter account came out with this graphic:

The reveal of the vote was back in September by FanJuicer.com (link), but it has made a comeback after @CFBKings on Twitter retweeted the poll results. We understand. The chainsaw is the perfect prop for the Oregon State Beavers as there are so many parallels between a woodworking mascot and the college's forestry roots. This got us at Building the Dam thinking, what other woodworking tools could Oregon State use as a catchy prop?


Spin Move Lathe

Willow Cricket Bats Are Handmade Using Traditional Techniques Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Who doesn’t love a successful spin that lets the running back leave a defender in the dust?

Big Hit Drill Press

When a player drills another, he gets to use the drill press on a cutout of the opponent he put the hurt on.

Nice Route Router

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Colorado State Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Awarded for those crisp routes.

Hot Press Block

Specifically for those pancake blocks where the lineman falls on top of the defender.

Jack Colletto Belt Sander

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

For when the gritty (see what we did there?) Colletto runs for positive gain.

Angle Grinder Chip

Because there’s nothing like seeing paint fly off of an opponent’s helmet.

Trick Play Band Saw

Band Saw Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images

Awarded for that extremely intricate play design turns out just right.

Kick Return Blowtorch

A big return can get a team/stadium fired up.

Long Run Chisel

Artisan Crafts Wooden Masks For Carnival Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Cause the running back just carved up some defense.

Alignment Punch Punt

When the punter executes the perfect punt that goes out at the opponents’ one yard line.

Close Kick Planer

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Southern California Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

For when that clutch kick makes it just barely through the upright.


Do you have another idea for an Oregon State themed sideline prop? Let us know in the comments! We still got some time before football season. Go Beavs!