Going away gifts

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Project by sergeantj posted 380 days ago 913 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were great gifts given to employees as going away gifts. They were made of Mahogany Sapele; treated with Miniwax natural stain and sprayed with Miniwax gloss polyurethane. There are fice pieces of 1.8” glass; each eached seperately to give a 3D effect. I then installed Maxbrite L.E.D strips in the top and bottom, covering each strip with color film in order to give the project some color. The L.E.D’s were soldered and hardwired for in-home use.

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#1 posted 380 days ago

Cool project they look great. Im buildin a Bridal chest out of Sapele right now.
You do the etching?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 380 days ago

These are beautiful! The glowing lights make the images stand out and proud symbols…

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#3 posted 380 days ago

Wow! Those things are great!

What a great way to recognize your employee’s contributions. And the fact that you made them yourself makes them extra special.

Well done!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 379 days ago


-- God is good..All the time

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#5 posted 378 days ago

Very cool projects! Great idea on the glasses with the 3D effect and the LED lights. They will be much appreciated.

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Very nice! These would make great gifts for our people here at Scott AFB!

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#7 posted 350 days ago

Thank you all for your comments, I appreciate it very much.

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#8 posted 286 days ago

Awesome Idea! Thinking about making something similar, where did u buy the LED lights?

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