Marine Corps NCO Sword Case

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Project by Larry Owens posted 11-07-2012 12:46 PM 4941 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally made something for myself. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I used walnut with maple splines. Finished with BLO and some paste wax.

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 12:51 PM

very nice job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 02:31 PM

This is a nice wood choice to show off a very important piece of Marine Corps history. Good work Marine.

-- Semper Fi

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 01:39 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- Jay -

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 02:09 AM

Very nice. I built one of these for a Air Force Saber. They can be a little tricky. You did a great job on it.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 02:09 PM

Thanks everybody for the comments. I did find some tricky spots in this build, made many changes in design as I went.

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 02:23 AM

Happy 237th Birthday, Marine! Semper fi-

Jarhead sends…

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 12:02 AM

Wow! Very nice color, looks really rich. I like it.

Thanks for sharing!


-- Mike, VT

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 03:42 PM

This looks nice, I love the joinery in the corners. I hope you don’t mind but I am going to need to make one of these for my NCO sword which currently resides in my closet.

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#9 posted 04-11-2015 08:31 PM

Did you apply a face frame or molding or is it just a routed profile? I like the way you used different size splines, that’s a nice detail. What did you use for the red background?

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