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25 inches wide, 12 inches deep. 4 levels with 2 rows each. Holds up to 100 military challenge coins. Mahogany wood with Field Artillery emblem. Finished with sanding sealer and clear glossy polyurethane.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.





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PASs

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#1 posted 601 days ago

VERY NICE!!,
As another builder of displays I am envious.
How did you do the emblem?

P.S. How did you make the coin slots…I’m using a DeWalt biscuit jointer…works great for me and the slots are just the right size.

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

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Pete Santos

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#2 posted 601 days ago

PASs, I own a laser engraver. I love it, love it, love it!!! It’s an Epilog model. Got it back in 2007. You can get a much better deal on them today though. The technology has matured so there’s greater competition and since the economy hasn’t been the best, prices on them are oustanding. I’m thinking of upgrading to the next larger model. I have the 12×24, 40 watt system. The 18×24, 50 watt system cost about 25% less than what I paid for my 12×24…...

You can see other stuff I’ve done on my webiste: www.spjcrafts.com

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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Pete Santos

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#3 posted 601 days ago

Made the slots just running the boards over the table saw and adusting by 1/16 to widen the slot a bit. As you can see, I need to clean my blade because there are burn marks from the caked on pitch on my blade, LOL.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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PASs

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#4 posted 601 days ago

Ahhhhh, your own laser….double jealous now.
Great web site.

And I thought the burn marks were for highlight lol.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 601 days ago

Great job

-- 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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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 601 days ago

Very Nice Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 601 days ago

Very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PebbleCreek

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#8 posted 601 days ago

Nice project, I’ve looked at the lasers for a while now. I’d love to read a review and your thoughts on owning and using one.

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Pete Santos

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#9 posted 601 days ago

PebbleCreek, the laser is an awesome tool. Does more than just wood. You’re only limited by your imagination.

The machine has no consumables so no supplies to buy!!! It works just as good today as when I bought it in 2007.

Epilog is based in Colorado, be wary of the imports….No experience with them but, from my foxhole, I can see some issues. Plus, it’s better to to get stuff made in the Good Ole USA!

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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