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Project by stuk4x4 posted 01-07-2010 02:26 AM 1887 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Made this a few years ago for our Chiefs Mess at the Squadron I was selected for Chief at. Cutting the 4×8 sheet of Oak plywood was the easiest thing on this whole project! I cut 45’s on all four sides then glued and tacked rope trim on the edges. I cut the letters out on the scroll saw and hand sanded them. The anchor was cut out of pine, I spent a lot of time on it, once it was all cut and the grueling task of sanding it all out I took it to an artist to be air brushed (A mans got to know his limitations…Clint Eastwood) When I got it back I was so afraid that I would mess it up trying to attach it to the board, but as luck would have it I was able to get it attached and no problems to report. I hand rubbed about 5 or 6 coats of stain to get the finish. Although it is rather simple looking I am particularly proud of it as it was the first project I really had to make the details count on. Hope you enjoy.

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 03:15 AM

Looks great! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 04:56 AM

Unique project.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 05:01 AM

look great thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 09:25 PM

Great lookin board Chief! Congrats on the promotion, and thanks for the dedication to our country.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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