Aircraft Wheel Chocks...challenge coin holder

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 11-07-2012 03:00 PM 5150 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s what a little time to waste, no specific project to work on, and a pile of scraps to either make something with or burn in the fireplace…..

I need to put them away, everyone who sees them wants to talk about how neat they are and has become very distracting to get any work done…ha.

For anyone in the aviation business, military or civilian, these would make for great gifts for someone who has everything. I’m thinking about doing a few more as pen/pencil sets for the small chocks.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 03:59 PM

That is very cool.

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 04:10 PM

That is a neat idea… Have you tried marketing them to a retailer like Sporty's?

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 04:25 PM

What’s the wood and finish?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 06:48 PM

I used poplar, stacking to get the thickness. I just used craft paint from the craft store and sprayed the big ones with clear coat and left the small ones without.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 12:18 AM

Very nice indeed! What a great idea.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 03:56 AM

Do you ever sell what you create? As an old CH-53E crew chief and mech, I would have loved to receive something like this once I left the squadron. Instead, all I left with was a handshake and a Sikorsky patch for 1,000 mishap free hours. Good job! They look just how I remember them…

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 02:04 PM

I do sell things from time to time, I wouldn’t if I didn’t have to As I mentioned in the sea chest post, I was attached to a MALS, MALS 24 in Kbay….long live the -53Ds!

Did you see the -53D whirly gig picture in my album….very elementary in skills at the time but always got a lot a complements when folks came over to the house to visit.

Feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to try to help you out with anything.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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