Humidor for a wounded Marine EOD tech

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I was contacted by a wounded marine’s wife for this project, she had seen an earlier humidor I made for her husband’s friend (both were seriously injured in the same mission). I asked her to get the medals, ribbons or badges she wanted inside, and I would supply the rest. The top was carved using a CNC, from white oak, rosewood (marine seal) and purpleheart (Purple Heart medal). The body is a piece of burled Myrtle from Oregon burls (Greg really sent me an awesome board for this and gave me a great price because it was going to a wounded warrior project). The inside is of course lined in Spanish cedar with a shadow box inside the lid displaying his decorations. Both the frame for the shadow box and the frame of the cigar tray are sapele. I tried a different corner this time by running sapele splines down the joint, this worked great for alignment but I should have cut across grain, at least at a good angle, to make the spline strengthen the joint. The outside of the case was slightly shaped to follow the grain.

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 09:00 PM

Nicely done.

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 09:06 PM

it looks great, well done.

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 09:40 PM

Looks great!! A great big “THANK YOU” for doing this for wounded warriors. It’s a very nice gesture!!!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 09:49 PM

Yeeehaaaw, Home run on this one for sure. And the reason behind it says it all.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 12:06 AM

Great work, and a lasting tribute.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 12:19 AM

Fantastic job and a nice gesture, thanks for supporting him and his family.

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 02:30 AM

Great work for a great cause

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 03:03 AM

Great work for a most worthy cause!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 02-28-2013 03:55 AM

great work for a great cause. thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-28-2013 12:51 PM

Beautiful work, for a great reason, TY for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#11 posted 03-03-2013 07:01 PM

Thank you for the kind comments. Although its for a great cause, I wish the cause did not exist. I have too many friends that have been injured and killed in the past ten years. I will continue to proudly support them and honor those who gave so much for our nation.

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#12 posted 03-10-2013 04:27 PM

My commander, Captain Jackson, once told us this in a mission briefing.

“War is ugly, it is the end of diplomacy, a destroyer of lives, it takes men from their wife’s, Fathers from their children, and leaves parents to bury their sons, it should be avoided at all costs. Our enemy needs to be reminded of this so today it is with a heavy heart then that I give the order gentlemen, I release you, the Devildogs of War, show them no mercy. Dismissed.”

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#13 posted 06-04-2013 12:36 AM

Mike, this is one of the most beautiful and touching projects I have ever seen. Keep up the great and very inspiring work. I very much appreciate yur projects, and with your permission would like to copy and donate the vet items to the local V.F.W. and V.A.

-- John, Washington,

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#14 posted 06-04-2013 03:45 AM

papajohn, again feel free to copy any design I’ve posted. Thank you for supporting our soldiers, past and present.

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 12:48 AM

Hello, how could I go about ordering one? I would like to give it to my husband.

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