US Navy E-6 Jet Mechanic Retirement Gift

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Project by Gunner2013 posted 04-17-2015 05:40 PM 1163 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Retirement gift I made for an E-6 jet engine mechanic. It has a tail hook point from an F/A-18 Super Hornet and two viles ( one filled with Jet Fuel JP-5, and the other filled with hydraulic fluid). This was incase he started missing the smells related to the job he will be leaving behind. I used biscuits to join the two pieces of oak together to make the plaque wide enough. I also used the Craftsman multi-purpose cutting tool to inset the two coins from VFA-2 into the bottom of the plaque. Then mounting brackets for the tail hook point are made of oak as well and cut out using a scroll saw. I used the keyhole template from to make the picture frame hangar in the back. I cranked this out in about 4 hours as the 1st Class Association was well behind the power curve. AD1’s Retirement ceremony is Today!!

-- J.C.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 07:45 PM


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#2 posted 04-17-2015 10:50 PM

Thanks Max!

-- J.C.

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 03:19 AM

Love it!

-- Joel

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