Desk Sign for my father in law

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Project by Bill Huffman posted 07-31-2014 12:54 AM 971 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father-in-laws 75th birthday was this past weekend so I made him a little desk sign. He is a serious Hamm radio guy, so I wanted to do something that tied into that. What I didn’t get a shot of is a little pocket behind his name plaque to hold his QSL cards. The little morse key I made out of some brass I have in the shop and the rest is all Maple.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 01:12 AM

Wow… very cool! Amazing detail on the key

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 05:41 AM

My dad was a hamm radio guy, NR69NKS A very rare call sign deep in the heart of Africa,
I love the morse key on this piece.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 07-31-2014 04:25 PM

What a fantastic idea! Great design!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 07-31-2014 04:36 PM

Thanks Gentlemen, I had a fun time doing it. The morse key was so easy to build that I now want to build him a working one, a little more stylized now that I see how simple a device it is.

He has multiple types, but I have visions of one I would really enjoy building for him based on the classic design.

This one is about 3” long overall, (forgot to measure again…......) On some things I just look at the marks on the ruler and never look at the numbers.

Typical measurement for me would be; Thumb marker + 1/4, and a ding. (ding=1/16th)

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 05:52 PM

Wonderful tribute and gift. Your idea is genious!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 02:21 PM

Both parents were Hams. Your idea was really great. Mine would have appreciated the gift. (W1OTI & W1OTJ and my father W1DDY) Long time ago.

-- DonB

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