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Marine Corps Cover Block

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Project by TTW posted 1535 days ago 3565 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cover block/hat press made for a USMC Drill Instructor. Top and bottom made from baltic birch plywood with purple heart trim. Engraving was done after delivery, which added a very nice touch to the project. Wish I had some pictures of that!

-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1535 days ago

Interesting project

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 1535 days ago

Damn! Now I know how my drill kept his hat that flat! :-)

Great job, although it gave me shivers reminding me of basic training. ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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PawPawTex

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#3 posted 1535 days ago

Great job! Semper Fi. Oooorahh!

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Vick

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#4 posted 1534 days ago

Awesome job! I’ve had some ideas for one on the back burner for a while. How, and what size, did you cut the opening? Ooh Rah!

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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TTW

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#5 posted 1534 days ago

Vick, the opening is a 8 7/8” x 7 1/2” oval. I used a photo editing program to get it to the right proportions and then printed it out to create a template. With it finalized to the right dimensions all I have to do is run a bearing/bushing guided straight bit in my router along the template to make the same oval every time. Works like a charm!

-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1533 days ago

Great job on the cover press.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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