|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 07-09-2015 04:59 PM||1081 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I was proud to do this project for one of our members who was combat injured and is being forced to retire do to injuries. Derrick has made an amazing recovery and kills the PT test as well as playing and competing in several sports but the doctors have told us he has to separate.
I decided to hit a new mark with this table and I think I succeeded. Major woods were Sapele, Elm, and Black and white Ebony for Plugs and drawer Pulls. I documented the build as I went in a blog The experience was great and for once the wood didn’t decide to make my life harder by twisting.
The engraved mirror and the lasered EOD badge on bookmatched walnut were added. The mirror includes his Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Disposal) badge and important medals, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Comendation Medal with Valor and the Combat Action Medal. We still don’t have his final date so I will add that as a brass plaque when we have it. I have a flag that was flown over the EOD Memorial that will be cased in the shadow box area.
I hope he and his family enjoy this and his children remember his sacrifices for our nation.