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Every year, the surviving Marines from this unit meet at a different location across the US. This year, one of hosts wanted a small token to give them. I used different woods for each card and each one has a strip of purple heart inlayed in the corner. All the lettering is woodburned, and the emblem is a simple transfer.

Semper Fi Gents! Thanks for looking!

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





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WVTODD

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#1 posted 1135 days ago

Very nice i hope everyone enjoys your craftmanship.

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lew

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#2 posted 1135 days ago

Chris,

Was each “card” individually hand burned?

Our Navy squadron does a similar reunion. Something like this would be a great memento.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1135 days ago

Nice Going and Great Job (again!)...
Completely off topic, but have you seen “Surprise Homecoming” with Billy Ray Cyrus on TV yet?
I just saw an ad for its season premiere, 7/11 at 10:00 PM…
Real simple… Billy Ray arranges to bring soldiers home and surprise their families…
It’s the most genuinely heart-warming show I’ve seen in years!!
If you aren’t tearing up by the end (in a good way)... well… you should check if you still have a pulse!!

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

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mdlean

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#4 posted 1135 days ago

Really cool cards. SEMPER FI

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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 1135 days ago

Fantastic! Semper Fi – - – Hope this continues to our present day vets.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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ghazard

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#6 posted 1135 days ago

Excellent idea. A great token for many different occasions.

Thank you to all who have served!

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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christopheralan

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#7 posted 1135 days ago

Lew, each card was burned by hand. A bit time consuming, but I think they will like it.

Littlecope, I actually have a hard time watching those shows. I served for 8 years as a Marine and I have some strong personal views about these programs and the men and women that are sometimes in them. I just can’t watch them.

Everyone, thanks for the kind words!

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

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NormG

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#8 posted 1134 days ago

Wonderful idea and gesture, hope they continue to meet for many years

-- Norman

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peteg

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#9 posted 1134 days ago

Nice way of saying “Well done guys” :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Hawk9

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#10 posted 1134 days ago

Very fine workmanship! Great idea!!

Semper Fi

Hawk9

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Pimzedd

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#11 posted 1134 days ago

Very nice. How did you do the transfer?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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mnpete

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#12 posted 1134 days ago

Excellent work, and what an honor for you to be able to do something so special for some of our national treasures.

Thanks for your service too Chris!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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thelt

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#13 posted 1133 days ago

Love the cards. Thanks for your service to our country.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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