Golden Wrench Plaque

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 11-24-2011 07:40 PM 4058 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a last minute, quick project before I deploy next week. Nothing fancy but intended as a monthly recognition award to spark a little motivation, healthy competion, etc.

This will be a perpetual plaque awarded monthly to the best performing maintenance department among the air wing squadrons onboard. We have an engraver on the ship and I’ll update with small placards for each squadron prior to presenting.

Nothing fancy about this one, I just made a half pattern out of 1/4” MDF, used a pattern bit to cut half out and flipped over to do the other half. It is made out of Sapele scraps I had in the fire pit box.

The lettering and logo were made at the local Fast Signs store. When I went to pick up, the owner said no charge and to be safe in my travels. I really appreciate his kind gesture and plan on sending him a few pictures when it is presented.

Thanks for reading.


-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 11-24-2011 08:10 PM

that will be a great morale booster. Stay safe. Thank you for your service and Happy Thanksgiving.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 10:02 PM

Now that is a wrench… stay safe … and God’s speed

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 12:42 AM

Man you play with Big Nuts : )))))
great trophy, I am sure the guys will try hard to have thier name recorded, pleased to see a local business donating & recognising your service.
God’s speed

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

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 12:55 AM

Thank God for men and women willing to sail into harm’s way so I can sit in my easy chair, eat too much and watch football. God speed Al.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 03:43 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. It is my true honor to serve….23 short years now…hoping I’ve got a few more good ones left in me…

I will update with some pictures in a few months as it is awarded.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 05:49 AM

Thought I would update with a picture of the wrench being presented. I’m on the far left. Enjoy.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#7 posted 12-15-2011 07:13 AM

Nice work
Thanks for you service to our country.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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