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Project by Ronzo posted 756 days ago 4191 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all. This is a project I was commissioned to do for a PME School class at the base I work at. The idea behind the commission was that a group of Senior NCO’s sponsor a class of junior enlisted and at the end of the class would present them with a tangible token of their (graduating) success. This group of SNCOs came to me asking for proposals to frame the service uniform career field badges that represented each member of the class. The badges are chromed – about 1.75 inches wide. I pitched the idea of displaying them within the Air Force symbol. They stated they had only 10 days to get the project done! What self respecting woodworker would I be if I didn’t bite off on a project with an almost impossible deadline plus a high chance of failure :) Well…the guys and gals in our shop pulled it off – and here is the finished product. The center piece of the symbol is a laser engraved dedication to the class, infilled with silver ink and under the clearcoat. Needless to say…the class dug it! That’s the REAL success!





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 755 days ago

Truely OUTSTANDING! Wow, what fine workmanship and finish. Excellent choice ans quality of woods. From a retired AF Munitions Maintence Officer of 1982. Keep ‘em flying guys. Russell Pitner

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#2 posted 754 days ago

I REALLY like this. Excellent workmanship and finish.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 754 days ago

Ronzo, You mentioned “the guys in the shop”. What shop helped , what base,? Which woods, walnut and maple?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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3Gwoodguy

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#4 posted 753 days ago

GREAT JOB! Great idea for the class gift!

- retired MSGT – Illinois Air National Guard -

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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AAWW2005

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#5 posted 664 days ago

Great Job!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#6 posted 646 days ago

Amazing. I’ve been looking for woodworking ideas involving the symbol and I made one. This is spectacular though. I can’t top that one.

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wrjonesy

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#7 posted 339 days ago

Pretty Cool

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wrjonesy

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#8 posted 339 days ago

Awesome

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