My son is a Navy avation structural mechanic (AM or airframer) stationed in Japan. He is assigned to a Hawkeye squadron and collects challenge coins like alot of his fellow servicemen. Thought it would be a good Christmas gift if I made him a display rack for his collection. Problem is, I couldn't print a silloette big enough on my printer for the project. So I got my artistic daughter to freehand one for me on poster board. Cut it out and used it to paint a outline on a piece of walnut. Cut it out on the band saw and them used the scroll saw to do the small cutouts. Cut slots 1/4” wide and 1/4” deep. Wasn't pleased with how the coins were sitting so I ran it through and made them about 3/8ths deep and that worked better. Inlaid a maple stripe. The Hawkeye has a distinctive tail section (see last pic) so to add a little demension to the project I added a raised section that sits in one of the slots and is removable for storage and transport. Finished with Danish oil.
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