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Project by prattman posted 491 days ago 1900 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a team effort with me and my friend kenny, the woods used are maple, cherry,walnut and Appletong. The chairs hold four coins each and swivel when rotated. One side support is hollow to conceal a large rubber band that goes to a clock motor mounted under the base, when turned on the wheel makes one complete revolution every twenty seconds. The idea was mine and the design was kennys this build took two hundred hours or so to build. The wheel is 18” and the cabinet is 36” tall. This was a gift.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 491 days ago

The craftsmanship on this is fantastic, very nicely detailed. This is something to be proud of. I like the mixture of woods, awesome build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 491 days ago

Very nice looking and well thought out.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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prattman

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Oldtool and Monte thank you

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 491 days ago

Since the Challenge Coin is a Marine thing, I want to thank you for your service to our country. This will give
your friend a wonderful spot to show off his coins and history of his time in the Corps. Thank you for sharing,
and may you have a wonderful Christmas.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 491 days ago

Excellent work!
And aslo, thank you for your service to our coutnty.

I just thought I would add this note

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization”

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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prattman

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#6 posted 491 days ago

Bluepine and Woodshaver ,thank you for the compliments, however I must clarify. One thing , I did not serve in the Core and would never represent myself as such for to do so would be like stealing valor from the brave men and women who did and do serve. The person that this was made for did serve proudly.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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AlBCuttnWud

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#7 posted 491 days ago

Most creative coin display I have ever seen..and the fact that is rotates….wow! My favority part is the flames on the sides….small but yet shows the smallest of details. You guys did a great job..makes a flat block with slots look like a piece of scrap in comparison…..

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 491 days ago

Thanks prattman,
I would like to redirect my wishes to your friend and I am equaly proud of him for his service to our country.
Your combined efforts on your priject reflects some serious tallent!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Amazing craftsmanship. Well done guys!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 491 days ago

This is a unique and remarkable work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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majuvla

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#11 posted 491 days ago

This is amaizing work! I can’t compare it with anything similar.It’s beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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branch

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#12 posted 491 days ago

hi that is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship
art at its best you have great talent
i love it so much

branch

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Surfside

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#13 posted 489 days ago

That looks like a complicated project but you’ve made it perfectly!

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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DavidIN

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#14 posted 487 days ago

One amazing piece! Stunning!

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