Olympic Medal Display

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Project by Robw posted 01-12-2015 08:18 PM 1711 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this display case for my dad for Christmas. It is for his Olympic gold metal that he won in 1948 in London as a part of the University of Washington 4 oared with coxswain crew. The medal on the left is the gold medal and the one right is a competitors medal. The mirror on the back is so you can see the back of the medals and it proved to reflect too much background. I experimented and ended up covering all but a 3” circle behind with some velvet. Came out great.

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 10:29 PM

What a great gift. That’s an amazing piece of history for him :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 11:42 PM

Awesome build – kudos on the mirror circles! That’s a fantastic way of displaying these – thanks for sharing!



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#3 posted 01-12-2015 11:53 PM

Great job! Congratulations to you and him! My only question is why did it take so long to get a nice display case for those? :) Any other memorabilia he has from that special event deserves an equally nice display case. :)

I am a lifelong fan of the Olympics. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 04:47 PM

Great project and story. Nice solution with the velvet cut outs – I would never had come up with that. Participating in the Olympics, and then winning a gold – that’s awesome. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 11:21 PM

What a great family heirloom. Nice work on the diaplay

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 12:35 PM

Very awesome. A gr8 accomplishment

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