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Project by sergeantj posted 04-02-2013 10:07 PM 1564 views 1 time favorited 9 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" https://gigifts.net





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 10:49 PM

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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Soundx

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 10:49 PM

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

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 11:58 PM

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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 06:58 PM

GREAT IDEA

-- God is good..All the time

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 03:13 PM

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 05-03-2013 01:06 PM

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

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sergeantj

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 01:30 PM

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

-- "If you want it, I can build it" https://gigifts.net

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#8 posted 07-06-2013 02:49 AM

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

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#9 posted 02-21-2017 02:01 PM

These are beautiful, do you still make them? I would love to order these for going away gifts.

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