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#1 posted 07-25-2012 09:46 PM
They look great. I’m actually cutting out a carrier plaque for a friend here in about 10 minutes.
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA
#2 posted 07-25-2012 10:29 PM
Thanks, yeah I built one for fun and gave it to a buddy, a few minutes later requests just started pouring in.
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#3 posted 07-25-2012 11:38 PM
Awesome! I love making coin holders.
-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)
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#4 posted 07-26-2012 02:46 AM
Awesome!!!!!! (Recently retired Navy~~DC type)
-- Ride hard or go home~
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#5 posted 07-26-2012 09:40 AM
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
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#6 posted 07-26-2012 11:44 AM
Those are really nice. Thanks for sharing.
-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--
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#7 posted 07-27-2012 10:25 AM
These are really neat looking. I’m fascinated by aircraft carrier technology and size. Can you explain the coin thing a bit for me? How you get them and what they mean? I’m Canadian and we don’t have a single one. Good thing you boys in the states have 12 operational carriers and associated battle group ships.
-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.
#8 posted 07-30-2012 03:59 PM
Each individiual belongs to a certain Command and each Command has their own individual coin, to stand out amongst the rest. After twenty years in the Marines I have been given over one hundred and sixty coins and my Naval friends pretty much have that same amount. Below is a liittle bit of the history:
“Since World War I, challenge coins have been used as a way to honor, encourage, and reward individuals for their personal and professional accomplishments. Due to their high perceived value and ability to be customized, the keepsakes are highly revered amongst military units, non-profit organizations, clubs, and academic institutes. A symbol of strength and commitment, custom challenge coins are used to build relationships amongst groups of people.One of the most common uses of challenge coins is that of a test. When group members come together as a club or military unit, challenge coins must be presented. If an individual does not produce his or her coin, they must perform a task for the others. This typically involves buying a round of drinks for either the challenger or the individuals being challenged. Group members are encouraged to carry their challenge coins at all times as a symbol of loyalty (and to be on the receiving end of a challenge).”
The latter part I have never participated in but the coins do reflect a pride of service for me and act as reflection piece, especially of my younger days…...
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#9 posted 08-27-2012 07:54 PM
Very nice! I may have to give one of these a go. Semper Fi!
-- Larry, North Carolina, http://www.facebook.com/#!/woodworkin
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#10 posted 10-16-2012 11:17 PM
These are fantastic! I have been looking for an aircraft carrier and a Navy Patrol Boat. Do you sell these? Great work.
#11 posted 10-17-2012 03:30 PM
Yes, I do sell these items. If you are interested you can reach me at email@example.com. Currently, I have alot of projects going but I am sure I can find the time for what you need.
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#12 posted 01-24-2013 04:46 PM
My son is still serving on the USS Enterprise. It’s funny that I just happen to come upon this post. He has collected many coins and was just telling me about a coin holder that he saw that was in the shape of a carrier. I told him I would make him one but probably one that hangs on the wall (just for lack of desk space). Your project turned out great and got me inspired again. Thanks for posting
-- stan, oxford, mi firstname.lastname@example.org As my Idol Norm always said "never enough money and never enough clamps"
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#13 posted 01-24-2013 05:41 PM
Did you get an order from the government? I read somewhere that they were going to start building up the Navy. Those are really nice. Congratulations.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#14 posted 01-24-2013 06:38 PM
Get some 3/4” dowels, and make a bunch of red and white pegs. Then we can play an oversized game of battleship!
-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush
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