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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).

-- MonkeyMonk





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 197 days ago

I think these are the perfect size. Nicely done.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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OldWrangler

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#2 posted 197 days ago

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?

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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jimmyb

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#3 posted 197 days ago

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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gamygeezer

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#4 posted 197 days ago

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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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 197 days ago

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.

-- Dean

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steve_in_ohio

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#6 posted 197 days ago

what a great idea, nice work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Monkman

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#7 posted 197 days ago

Gents, 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.

-- MonkeyMonk

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ASUAlumni02

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#8 posted 197 days ago

Great job! You and AIBcuttnwud still confuse me on how you are cutting these….

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 196 days ago

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.

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OldWrangler

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#10 posted 196 days ago

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?

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 196 days ago

Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monkman

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#12 posted 196 days ago

OldWrangler,

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.

-- MonkeyMonk

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Rick

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#13 posted 195 days ago

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-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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