Commander's Going-Away Guidon

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Project by WMD2006 posted 07-01-2013 03:39 PM 1815 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift for an outgoing commander from the enlisted force. I was asked to build something incorporating the guidon and ranks. The rest was my idea since I needed an excuse to use my new lathe.
The columns are turned from eight segment walnut staves and split in half to fit the ranks. Each rank block was etched on a laser engraver and painted black for contrast.
The flag was cut from maple, shaped by hand and dyed blue before being reassembled. Each of platforms are cut and routed cherry, with the top being a T shaped frame of 8 sections in order to allow the routed edge to follow the profile.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 03:58 PM

Again you have shown us such Beautiful projects, and skill. your talent is beyond expression. you have the talent of someone that could design and make anything you or anyone that has an idea of a project could do. Again I salute you, and take my hat off to your talent. keep showing us your work, we like seeing such talented craftsmanship. Thank you James L. Earl

-- Jim Earl

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 09:33 PM

Wow very nice project and so well made….excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 11:59 PM

This is awesome….great job! I bet he loved it


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#4 posted 07-02-2013 12:28 AM

Wow! That is awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 03:06 AM

FANTASTIC! job very well done

-- wiser1934, new york

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