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Project by sergeantj posted 05-28-2014 03:29 AM 1505 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After speaking with a client who wanted a special project built for her husband, she stated “a standard box just won’t do”. She wanted something unique for him. He’s spent the last 24 years being a maintainer for cargo type aircraft and his first airplane was the C-141B and while that has long since been retired, it holds a special place with him. So I created this for him using Hickory and Walnut. She did not want it too large so the fuselage was shorten quite abit. I took a few liberties with the design.

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 03:41 AM

Very interesting. A great representation, and well crafted. Thanks for sharing! It looks Massive

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 12:30 PM

Pretty clever design.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 02:00 PM

This is really quite extraordinary! Unless one is connected with the Military, it is hard for the civilian to understand just how significant this box is. The replication of an aircraft that one has devoted years of service with serving our country is a very personal and honorable one that most of us will not recognize. There are so many men and women who have served, are serving and will serve our country that we do not know about and this is one small way to an individual to recognize their devotion.

Your design and craftsmanship have done the project justice!

Note to all Veterans: Thank you for serving our country!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 02:22 PM

Very creative a wonderful design and super build.

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 05:16 PM

Unique design. I’m sure the retiree did not miss the likeness. Well done.

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 12:15 AM

This is a very creative “box” that took a lot of skill to create. Great job.

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 12:58 AM

Beautiful “box”. Exceptionally well done. And I ditto mmh’s excellent comments. Very well said.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 07-23-2015 04:24 AM

very unique design…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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