Military Projects-Part One

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Project by DustyMark posted 10-11-2012 07:25 PM 1208 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed 1986-96. Once your commander knows that you’re a woodworker, you’re pretty much assured of bringing some “work” home.

The golf display cabinet was a going-away gift from our squadron to the wing commander. He really liked it! I even used dovetail joints for the case construction.

The oak display cabinet was mounted in the main hallway of our squadron. It had plexiglass doors and the case was assembled with hand-cut dovetail joints.

The oak welcome stand had a spot where we could slide in the name of visiting dignitaries.

The table frames were for flight planning tables. We laid down green felt then maps of the area and covered it with plexiglass. These were built for tough use.

*The largest scale project I completed in the military was a set of life support lockers that required 100 sheet of 3/4” birch plywood. Each completed unit was 8’ tall, 4’ wide, and 2’ deep. We had to assemble them inside the room because they were too big to come through the door. We scheduled squadron members to show up at my house to help build them!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 01:35 AM

Ahh, time in service.

Love the Landcruiser.

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 04:04 AM

Yeah, that Landcruiser got us through some deep snow in the mountains during our 3 years stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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