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These were late Christmas gifts. They were all made from End Grain Walnut Tiles. The plaque is 2 sided, Marines on 1 side and Air Force on the other.
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#1 posted 01-21-2013 01:43 PM
Very nicely done. Mind if I ask how you did the top decoration?
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#2 posted 01-21-2013 02:04 PM
Very nice lot of boxes. Congratulations.
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#3 posted 01-21-2013 02:28 PM
I had them engraved by a gal that engraves trophys and such. We then painted them with a paint from a hobby shop.
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#4 posted 01-21-2013 06:26 PM
really nice job
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 01-21-2013 09:47 PM
Wow that endgrain looks awsome nice work
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#6 posted 01-21-2013 10:17 PM
They are beautiful well built boxes with a nice personal touch on the engravings.
#7 posted 01-21-2013 11:03 PM
I actually started making these from logs on my place here, saw milling them into cants then slicing the tiles out, drying, remilling them flat and sanding. Part of the reason they were late Christmas Presents. ;)
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#8 posted 01-22-2013 02:38 AM
Very nice and made more special since you milled the wood from your own trees. Not easy-but very rewarding.
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