Submarine Challenge Coin Holder

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 567 days ago 5823 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned in walnut then embellished with some details, this submarine challenge coin holder was a request by a navy wife who wanted something special for her husband who had just been selected and promoted to the rank of Chief. Sub measures 30 inches long and 3.5 inches in diameter. The screw blades (propeller for the land lubber’s) are less than a 1/16 of an inch thick(thin) maple.
About a week into the project the lady’s name rang a bell. It was then I realized that this Sailor and I had served together from 2006-2008.

-- Ken

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Nice project! Beautifully finished, well done!


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#2 posted 567 days ago

Nice! Hope you’re not giving any blade secrets away!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 567 days ago

Great job, never seen one like this one here! I really like it as I’m sure they do as well. Although I wasn’t a bubble head I have always wanted to get underway on one. I wored on the USS Enterprise as a flight deck trouble shooter on F-14’s back in the mid 80’s…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 567 days ago

Nice job…

if you really want to make him smile…. install a claxton and have the “switch” be a periscope.

Ooogha! Oooogha!

Dive, Dive

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 567 days ago

Great work! May have to try my hand at this as well. Thanks for showing the great project!

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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#6 posted 567 days ago

Very nice! This caught my eye since I’m ex-Navy too. I was the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (I hunted subs) on the USS Paul F. Foster DD-964 from ‘88 to ‘90. I had 2 STGC’s that would’ve loved this as well!

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#7 posted 567 days ago

very cool project

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-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#9 posted 567 days ago

Amazing work on it!

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#10 posted 567 days ago

Took some work to get the fins and stuff to all fit as nice as you did. Wonderful project, thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#11 posted 567 days ago

Very nice!

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#12 posted 567 days ago

Excellent work on this project. Great details!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 567 days ago

Nicely done. A peice that any submariner would be proud to display!

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#14 posted 567 days ago

Bravo Zulu- excellent work


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#15 posted 566 days ago

Great job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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