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Challenge Coin Display

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Project by medsker posted 03-05-2013 01:51 AM 1036 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother is in the Army and has received a lot of “challenge coins” over the year. I made this challenge coin display for him for Christmas and carved out the Army logo as well. I used catalpa which I had never used before and several clear coats of lacquer.





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lew

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:57 AM

Very Nice!
Tell your brother, Thanks for his service!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 02:01 AM

Nice work , have a box of these and needed some inspiration.

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

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nomercadies

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 05:00 AM

Carved by hand? Yikes. I would love to see a project documented with pictures along the way. I can’t imagine how you did that and got such straight lines and uniform depth.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Underdog

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 06:23 PM

I don’t see where he said it was carved by hand…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 06:37 PM

Nice and clean. I bet that he liked and appreciated it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 03-05-2013 07:49 PM

Very nice and straight lines. What jig did you use?

-- MonkeyMonk

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 08:03 PM

Great looking project…Nice grain in the wood.

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

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medsker

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 01:22 AM

Monkman – I drew out the lines first to make sure I knew exactly where they needed to be. Then I built a simple jig to attach (clamp) to the display. Then after I routered out each line I simply moved the jig down the same distance each time.

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 01:56 PM

“Carved by hand? Yikes. I would love to see a project documented with pictures along the way. I can’t imagine how you did that and got such straight lines and uniform depth.”

I figured the straight lines were routed, but the lines in the area of the star and lettering are so straight and of equal depth that it is just something I can’t imagine.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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