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.