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Project by Sawdust2 posted 1024 days ago 2241 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had previously posted a story about my wife’s father, how she never knew him because he had died in WWII, and how we found out his history.
This is the display case I made for his medals.
I had figured out all the awards except for the Bronze Star. That was a surprise.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.





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Karson

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#1 posted 1024 days ago

Lee: A beautiful job. Great selection on the way to display them.

Your wife should be proud.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Rob_n_Wood

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#2 posted 1024 days ago

Fine job Lee on both the frame and the mounting
This is a great way to honor your wife’s father and all those of the greatest generation
thanks for sharing this
Rob

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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Northwest29

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#3 posted 1024 days ago

A wonderful tribute and nice looking frame. What type of wood is the outer frame that is dark looking?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Rustic

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#4 posted 1024 days ago

Wow what a tribute to a beloved hero

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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sgtq

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#5 posted 1024 days ago

beautiful tribute, I am sure he has a smile on his face. It is really touching to see a memorial to someone that most have probably forgot.

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

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Froggy

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#6 posted 1024 days ago

Lee, thank you for posting this! I have been thinking of a similar project for my grandfather’s medals and mementos, and I like your design – simple form, but nice and elegant. I hope I get to making it soon…

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Sawdust2

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#7 posted 1023 days ago

What really made it do-able is that the local Dick Blick has a computer controlled mat cutter.
We ran through a few different designs until we came up with this one.
The computer had a knife affixed to a drafting head which then cut the double mat in just a few minutes.
If I’d had to cut the mat by hand it would have cost me more in destroyed mat board than having them do it.

Thanks for your comments. It has been well received.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Woodbutcher3

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#8 posted 1023 days ago

Gorgeous!
So many Heros from our military!
My Dad had some medals I mounted. But he never saved the citations. When I asked him about where they where, he said he didn’t know, everyone did what they had to do. The same remarks so many of them make.
All gave some. Some gave all.
They gave us what we have today!
Thank you for building such a great memorial.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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