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Project by Woz posted 06-14-2013 04:16 PM 3247 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in a while, been busy in the shop gearing up for summertime Retirement gifts. This is my 3-D representation of our Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) badge. Made from Walnut, Cherry & Maple, finished in the spray booth w/ Lacquer. Added a coin for each of the 4 Military services





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 06:32 PM

That is the MOST BEAUTIFUL plaque yet! Predjudice though, since I was an USAF EOD Officer for 18 1/2 of my 20 years in munitions maintenance. I also was awarded the Vietnamese Ordnance Badge for my work as an advisor to the Vietnamese Air Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations at the Joint General Staff level. You’ve really done yourself proud on that one. Do you use a pin pouter or CNC to cut the wreaths and designs? Really quality wood and craftsmanship!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 07:41 PM

Handtooler- Thanks! I am still AD USAF EOD-nearly 20 yrs already. No CNC or Pin router. I cut the outline of the pieces on my Scroll Saw, cut the leaves on the wreaths w/ a checkering tool then deepen them w/ a Dremel. This plaque only took 64 hours! Everyone always asks “how long did that take you” so I finally kept track

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 08:33 PM

During my days in EOD the teams fell within the Munitions Maintenance Squadrons. After I retired they moved over to the Civil Engineering Squadrons. And yes we officers worked right in the trenches with the NCOs and airmen as them members. I pulled regular shifts while on Guam receiving B-52s back from 12+ hour missions with hung bombs. I personally took 108 armed MK-82s off or partically through the doors during 15June -31 August 1970. Stay safe brother.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#4 posted 06-15-2013 01:54 PM

Holy sh!t batman…or rainbow :)

Pulled up the site this morning and saw a wooden EOD badge…ok, I’m intrigued. Oh, a Woz guy made it…go figure ;) Looks damn good. Good to see you haven’t lost your edge!

Allstate

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#5 posted 06-15-2013 09:22 PM

Another EOD vet (USAF) – Great job! Stay safe and best of luck.

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 01:36 AM

You out did yourself on this one. Long live the scroll saw!

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#7 posted 05-13-2016 01:40 AM

How much for the plaque as shown?

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