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Project by Monkman posted 08-28-2013 10:40 PM 1699 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was created for our upcoming Supply Corps auction. My department is trying to get a command coin from each ship in Commander Naval Surfaces Forces Pacific. It was created to hold over 300 coins and will probably be auctioned off with only 90 coins, so the lucky winner better have a collection of his or her own.

Also, try and guess what kind of wood was used?

-- MonkeyMonk





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 01:15 AM

Walnut base, with purple heart on top.

Looks good MonkeyMonk

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Monkman

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 03:06 PM

Waho609,

Thanks for the comment. It is actually made from Poplar wood with Aniline dyes (red, brown, and black). I went to our local Rockler to purchase some of the nicer woods but they are way to expensive so I just made my own.

-- MonkeyMonk

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AlBCuttnWud

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#3 posted 08-29-2013 03:57 PM

Looks like you have the slots mastered….are you using a template or just an adjustable guide?

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-29-2013 03:59 PM

This is an interesting project and I hope that the auction goes well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monkman

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#5 posted 08-29-2013 04:35 PM

AIBCuttnWud,

It is the Incra LS1 adjustable fence guide system.


Helluvawreck,

Thanks for the comments.

-- MonkeyMonk

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489tad

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#6 posted 08-30-2013 01:01 PM

I recently visited the Yorktown so your project caught my eye. I checked out your other projects and saw some very nice work. Well done.
Excuse my ignorance, what type of coin? I read in one of your previous posts of challenge coins. I’ve never heard of or seen one. Could you post an example for me? What can I say Dad was Army Air Force.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Monkman

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#7 posted 08-30-2013 03:30 PM

Dan,

It is usually a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.

The below link will show you the USS YORKTOWN’s coin:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=USS+YORKTOWN+coin&id=97AAAEECD831B98CC7D1B1E4F517B5795DAFFFA8&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=97AAAEECD831B98CC7D1B1E4F517B5795DAFFFA8&selectedIndex=0

-- MonkeyMonk

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489tad

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#8 posted 09-01-2013 01:47 AM

Thanks man!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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