Marine Emblem - Intarsia

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Marine Corps Emblem Image – Intarsia Woodworking

The Title

It Can Not be Inherited
Nor Can it Ever be Purchased
You or No One Alive
can Buy It for Any Price
It is Impossible to Rent
and It Can Not be Lent
You Alone and Our Own
have Earned It
with Your Sweat, Blood and Lives.
You Own It Forever
The Title
“United States Marine”

-Author Unknown

I personally do not know what it means to be a United States Marine, however, I did this Marine Corps Emblem Image piece for a very good friend of mine who I am very grateful for knowing. Years have passed since he wore the uniform, but he never takes off the title. He takes pride in the title and conducts himself with the actions represented of what a Marine is noted for. This pride carries through in all aspects of his life and being a Marine is not what he did, but is who he is. I am envious of this pride and I am forever grateful for the servitude he has provided. To all of the past, present, and future Marines… Thank You.

Our freedom is not free and you and all other service members keep us safe. We are truly grateful for your service and for upholding the traditions of military service.

This piece was made for Donnie Boivin – Corporal United States Marines Corps 1995 – 1999 Semper Fi Marine.

-- Chris Mobley -

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#1 posted 561 days ago

That is great. Im sure he will love it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 561 days ago

Great work. Even better meaning.

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-- 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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#3 posted 561 days ago

Very nice piece of intarsia and hope to see more of your postings in the near future. Your write up is wonderful. I’m sure your friend will be glad.

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#4 posted 561 days ago

Very nice werk Chris. I have a friend in our camping club that is a retired marine and he is similar in action to your friend. If I could do this type of werk I would do one for him and have thought of it often.

I second the thankfulness for all who have served this country in every branch of service and every war or conflict we have engaged in. I’m also thankful for those that served in peace time also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 561 days ago

That’s a fine gift to a proud Marine. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Chris Mobley

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#6 posted 561 days ago

Thank you all!

-- Chris Mobley -

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#7 posted 561 days ago

That is a nice looking project! Any U.S. Marine would be proud of a gift like that. Semper Fidelis

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#8 posted 561 days ago

I wouldn’t mind having one like it. And thank you on your comments about us MARINES
M/Sgt USMC 1955/1973
Semper Fi

-- Richard

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#9 posted 561 days ago

From all of us Marines, thank you.

Sgt. U.S.M.C. 1976 – 1980

-- dobiewon

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#10 posted 558 days ago

Semper Fi Devil Dogs….from a second generation Jarhead!!
Thanks for the kind words regarding our fraternity…
Nice intarsia too!
Carry on!

-- Semper Fi

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