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Project by christopheralan posted 02-17-2011 07:14 AM 1271 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finishing up this last minute plaque for a customer. Started yesterday as a concept, started making sawdust today, and it is due tomorrow. (I better get a case of beer for this one…) The safari hat is what the Marine instructors wear on the fireing line. I had to cut it in half at a 20 degrees (not fun…) and attach it to ply to attach it to the board. I did a split-turning for the bullets used double-stick tape to hold my blank together while I turned (I honesty didn’t think the tape would hold). I sprayed the background with high-luster black laquer. Taking the pictue was interesting trying to avoid my reflection. If you look above the woodburned oak plaque, you will see my nogin poking up. Whatchagonnado? Time for sleep…

Thanks for looking.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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#1 posted 02-17-2011 11:43 AM

Nice Going Chris!! SSgt Nipper is going to love it…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 01:43 PM

Cool

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 05:08 PM

Ooh-rah Semper Fi nice job

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 05:14 PM

Looks good but shouldnt that safari hat really be like a mason jar or any other type of jar? Just kidding it turned out nice and I’m sure he’ll love it.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 04:32 AM

Chris,

Very nice. After seeing this, you’ve motivated me to get my 25MM cartridge tips done. Thanks for sharing.

-- Patrick, Virginia

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 11:06 PM

Just one case for this? At least two cases for this work of Master craftsman.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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