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Project by JStew posted 01-16-2012 06:58 PM 7215 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest submarine coin holder. I added bow planes to this one for a little more effect. I used Dark Mahogany stain with a gel polyurethane coating. The last picture is with one of my black painted submarines next to the stained one for a contrast.

-- Josh, San Diego





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#1 posted 01-17-2012 12:03 AM

Cool!

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

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 02:54 AM

I like this one

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 05:00 AM

What a great idea for a coin holder ,super work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 11:49 AM

Love it, Reminds me of the Thomas Edison. Only SSBN with bow planes.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-17-2012 04:53 PM

What a unique project! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#6 posted 01-17-2012 06:21 PM

I wish they had the coins when I was in the military, I am sure there would be great story behind each one, even more so than ribbons and medals. great idea and great job on the sub coin holder.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 08:56 PM

JStew – Very nice! I’ve been tossing the idea around for awhile of making a coin holder very similar. You’re an inspiration!

ElmoSr – Get busy! I know you can make one before I can.

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 06:02 AM

I have plans Mr. Woods,,,I am planning on being there for Mardi Gras,,,hope to see you there my friend,

I am with you woodsmithshop,,,I do not remember coins in 1966

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 02:12 PM

@Woodsmithshop, Though not prevalent until recent history, the military challenge coins originated as far back as World War I as a way to identify friend or foe in ground and air forces. I think the custom of giving unit plaques was replaced with a unit challenge coin. There are a number of websites where military coins can be purchased for just about any military unit. Over the past few years I have been able to find all but three of my Navy commands. All of which are no longer in existence.

-- 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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#10 posted 01-18-2012 04:39 PM

thelt, thanks for the info, I’ll see what I can find.

-- Smitty!!!

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 04:33 AM

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the comments. I was out of town for a few days, so was not on the internet to post back. I hope you guys do make some of these. They have been a fun project!

-- Josh, San Diego

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 04:45 AM

Wicked Awesome!!!!!!

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#13 posted 07-05-2012 01:46 AM

Josh,

Very nice work! Is the coin in front of the sail permanently affixed, or could it be changed out periodically?

Rob

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#14 posted 07-06-2012 12:23 AM

Awesome!

-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)

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#15 posted 08-29-2012 09:45 PM

Hi how could I buy one of these?

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