|Project by AlBCuttnWud||posted 11-24-2013 04:34 PM||1611 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
A recent retirement ceremony inspired this one. It is tradition for a retiring Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman, etc to request permission to go ashore for the last time at the close of the ceremony. When granted, the retiree is piped ashore for the last time. The ceremonial bullets are set up like the plaque, only larger of course, with fellow service members standing next to the bullets saluting the retiree as he or she passes.
I am complete for the plaque; however, still needs engraving, rank insignias, etc in order to personalize whenever I find someone to give it to.
These are 20mm casings with ambrosia maple bullets and turks head knots. The base is oak with the carpet made of sapele. I turned the bullets with a bottle stopper mandrel and a quick jig to help to replicate 6 times.
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA