A going away plaque for the Boss

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Project by CobraDriver posted 01-19-2012 05:53 PM 3314 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well being surrounded by Military, it kind of figures one of my 1st major fun jobs would be geared that way. I used Black Walnut for this one. For the main plaque I joined them with biscuits, clamped them for a day, sanded then continued mounting the arms for the aircraft. The back has oak bracing for added strength and prevent warping.

It just so happens this plaque stands, it’s designed to be hung :) I mean…yea I planned it that way :)

There are hooks on the back so Boss Man can make it his central piece when he sets it up in his office.

The flag was custom made and well, they did a fair job, the size was not official and not squared off well IMO.

The aircraft are models, I didn’t make those sorry. BTW those are a UH-60 BlackHawk and an 0H-58 used for instruction and training here at our base.

The whole project was sanded down to a 150 grit for about 30 minutes then I finished it with Deft Clear semi-gloss.

It’s a simple design as far as wood projects go but a 1st for an aviation plaque I’ve ever seen, or anyone else for that matter.

Note: I’d post more pics but I’m having a heck of a time shrinking them from 8 megs to < 5

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 06:33 PM

I think you and I may have something in common. I spent some time at Ft. Rucker and was once a Cobra driver.

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 08:31 AM

Wow that’s one spectacular plaque ,super job.

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 11:44 AM

A little add-on info, you cant tell but the pieces mounted to the plaque have supports behind them raising them off the main plaque. 1/2 inch for the right/left and right side mid piece and 1 inch for the bottom middle piece. I wanted a 3D effect and in person it came across nicely.

Thank you for the comments and the visit.

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 11:00 PM

Now THAT’S 3-D!

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