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Chief Enlisted Aviator aircrew wings in walnut

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Project by lawrence posted 811 days ago 1344 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of Aviator’s wings I made for a fellow Master Sergeant at work who is retiring. I carved them out on my Carvewright and they will hang above a shadow box I am making for him. The wood is walnut and the finish is shellac, buffed with green 3m scrubbie, then followed by a oil/poly/mineral spirit wipeon coat (or 10)

Thanks for looking, and as always I love to answer any questions I can and appreciate your comments
Lawrence





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 810 days ago

That carving machine does a darn nice job. I was an airman back in 69 – 73 and my Dad served in WW II in the Army Air Corps. I.d be proud to have those wings on my wall and I’m betting your buddy will be too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 808 days ago

Nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 806 days ago

Nicely done, Lawrence. I’m also a retired MSgt flyer (RC-135). I have a CarveWright, too. Where did you get the pattern? I’d love to get my hands on it.

Thanks

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#4 posted 806 days ago

As a former aviation guy all I can say is just wow.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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