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No real story, I had some scrap pieces laying around so I decided to make a few small carriers as gifts for a few of my buddies. The wood was dyed with three different colors of aniline (red,black, and brown).
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#1 posted 02-13-2014 11:44 PM
I think these are the perfect size. Nicely done.
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA
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#2 posted 02-14-2014 12:06 AM
I must be old and senile cause I don’t know what these are. A carrier? Educate me more. The work is nice and the color great but what do you do with them?
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!
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#3 posted 02-14-2014 12:50 AM
I agree with Old Wrangler … I am old and don’t know what they are.
-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net
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#4 posted 02-14-2014 01:15 AM
From the white one in the background, I would guess they are for badges or medallions.
-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?
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#5 posted 02-14-2014 01:26 AM
MonkMan: Great looking small carriers! The dye job turned out very nicely!
Wrangler, Jimmy: They look to be representations of USN aircraft carriers. The slots in the flight decks are used to display Challenge Coins, such as the ones in the rear of the photo.
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#6 posted 02-14-2014 01:28 AM
what a great idea, nice work
-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--
#7 posted 02-14-2014 03:10 AM
Thanks for the comments. Mean_Dean is exactly right! My buddies are former Marines and now they work for the Navy managing their aviation material. They have been collecting some of the ships’ coins so I thought I would make something so they could display them.
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#8 posted 02-14-2014 04:36 AM
Great job! You and AIBcuttnwud still confuse me on how you are cutting these….
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#9 posted 02-14-2014 05:11 AM
Nice work, one day I will get around to making something for my own collection of challenge coins.
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.
#10 posted 02-14-2014 05:21 AM
Guess I am too old for abstract art. Now that someone has told what and why, I understand a whole lot better. Very interesting, I would have never figured it out. I didn’t know about the coins either. Neat things to collect and trade, kinda like Olympic trade pins. Now I can’t figure how it was done. Is this router work?
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#11 posted 02-14-2014 05:50 AM
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#12 posted 02-14-2014 11:20 PM
The grooves were done with a router, then I cut out the shape of the Carrier with a jigsaw. I usually finish the work off with a round over bit then stain,sand,stain,sand, until I get the color I am looking for. The towers were done with my table saw. Thanks for asking.
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#13 posted 02-15-2014 05:59 AM
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