|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-22-2014 01:38 AM||732 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This was a very special order of a Mash Paddle.
A Marine contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to create a gift for his Master Sergeant at his Farewell Ceremony. It was my honor to agree to this request!
As you can see, this paddle is extremely personal. The handle contains his call sign, the paddle his unit’s insignia and his rank. In the middle of the paddle I cut overlapping Howitzer Guns – the MSG was in charge of a Howitzer Battalion.
The paddle measures 44 inches long and 3 1/2 inches at it’s widest. It is made from 1 inch thick solid Ash.
All the carving was accomplish with my CNC Router. I cut the guns out of the paddle with my scrollsaw.
Only treatment is a soaking in 100% food-safe mineral oil.
Even though I am an Army Veteran, I think I can still say SEMPER FI!
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com