|Project by PDK||posted 09-21-2015 09:40 PM||628 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My uncle served in the Navy on the USS Chara back in the late 1950s. I was able to find online a patch from the uniforms they wore and an actual matchbook from the ship at the time he served. I put both these items under a thin piece of plexi. The box is book-matched and made out of striped African mahogany, with keys of yellow heart. Curly maple was used to frame out the memorabilia; used for the wooden hinges; and on the inside top and bottom. This project provided a number of logistical obstacles – but don’t they all?!?
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