The Woodshop Shed

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Veterans box for auction

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I was asked to make an item for an upcoming event near my hometown. The event is vet fest. An annual event where people and agency's set up with information for veterans and the day is dedicated to veterans. Lots of info, fun, a car show, contests and what this is for, an auction. Being an (Iraq) veteran myself, how could I refuse. I decided to get creative and make a box that hopefully would catch the eye of any veteran, a memorial box.I chose a design that I have used many times for gifts and other presentations. A box with windows around the sides. I chose a flag and eagle design for the top. It's actually carved in. The colors are sharpie marker. To keep them from running, I used spray polyurethane, two coats to seal the color in before the final coats of clear poly. It looked bare with nothing in the windows. I came up with an idea to put a graphic of each major conflict we have been in since the civil war, each one has a campaigne medal so that is what I added. I included:National Defense service medal (Issued during time of war)
Iraqi Freedom
Afghanistan
Desert Storm
Viet Nam
Korea
World war I
World war IIThe tray is lined with desert camo and the bottom black felt. The wood is pine stained with red oak stain. Three coats of gloss polyurethane. I like the way it came out but due to time I had to put he hinge on the back. It would have been much better recessed. I have to also give credit to my Son. He works in a printing/graphics company and did the stencil for the top and all the medal prints on super stick paper for the sides. He even did my photography!I'm hoping this goes over well.

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Watchmakers cabinet

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I saw a version of this in Popular Woodworking and had to make one. Walnut, walnut burl, maple drawer frames. Measures about 24 inches wide and 18 tall, 17 deep. Thinking about a stand for this guy. A lot of lumber in this cabinet .it's heavy. Finish is tung oil.

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Another polishing attempt

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Another polishing attemptMade of pallets plywood stringers.

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