|Project by ajosephg||posted 02-15-2010 05:43 AM||3700 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
My grandson is a Commander in JROTC and meets a lot of generals and other military officials. Some of them give him commemorative coins, and his mother asked me to make a wooden rack to display them, and this is the result. Since I don’t have of those coins, I used some old silver dollars to show some perspective.
I built this out of a board that I acquired 25 or 30 years ago, but now I can’t remember where I got it or what kind of wood it is. Before machining and sanding it had a purplish cast which makes me think it might be purpleheart. It is heavy, hard, and open grained. Does anyone recognize what species it might be?