Class plaque

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Class plaque I made in June, 2000 while attending “Knife and Fork” school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
I did the work in my barracks room with no power tools and only a knife and screwdriver.
I believe the wood is walnut from a tree that was cut down on the base.
The gold lettering was laser cut directly on the wood by a local trophy shop.
The emblems across the top were epoxied in place with marine grade epoxy.
Then I applied 20 coats of polyurethane in one evening using spray poly and a hair driver.
I sprayed a coat of poly, dried it with a hair drier, then sprayed the next coat, etc….

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 933 days ago

Outstanding plaque. thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 933 days ago

Nice work Pete it looks super.

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#3 posted 933 days ago

Awesome plaque!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#4 posted 933 days ago

That’s a finish that any carrier Bos’n could love! BZ shipmate!

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#5 posted 933 days ago

that is one super finish on that. very nice plaque

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#6 posted 933 days ago

They have to teach you guys to use a knife and fork? LOL

Great looking plaque.

That’s one way to do a quick finish.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 933 days ago

@ Lee- He is in the Navy, let’s cut him some slack! LOL

Looks great Pete! I’ll have to remember the hair dryer trick.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#8 posted 933 days ago

Knife and fork school is the slang name for the Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer indoctrination program.
In the Navy an enlisted man with a suitable record of performance can become a Commissioned Officer without the benefit of a degree.
The indoctrination course is designed to prepare the newly commissioned officer for life in ‘Officers’ Country’ (the part of the ship reserved for the officers quarters and meals.
And yes, a much anticipated course within the program is the ‘Wardroom Etiquette’ which deals with social and other customs carried on within the Wardroom, including the procedures for meals. Hence the ‘knife and fork’ moniker.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#9 posted 932 days ago

Very nice!! Pete,
Looks Great!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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