|Project by M1ni0n||posted 03-21-2009 at 10:25 PM||1661 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
This is a going away gift for a Captain in my unit. The idea behind it was he never received a gift from his last unit for whatever reason so we incorporated it in this one. The paddle below is representing the past and the paddle on top is representing this unit. Overall this was a simple yet nice gift for the good Captain. The mounting board is made from red oak. I stripped it into five equal pieces and flipped the grain from one piece to the next. I did not make the paddles, they were bought. The wrapping on the handles was done by another Marine but I have since figured out a basic way of doing that also. This was a fun build and it breaks up the same old trend of just building shadow boxes as gifts.