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Here is my second custom challenge coin holder for my Aviation Ordnance Brothers and sisters. This one is made of 3/4″ walnut. It is 18″ long x 5 1/4″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall and holds 50 coins. The slots are cut a a 12 degree angle with the back slot 1/4″ wide to hold some of the thicker coins. The number of coins is based on the average coin being approx 1 3/4″. The face is beveled at 30 degrees.
Started working on making some custom challenge coin holders. Here is the first one. for AV-8B's. This one is made of 3/4" walnut. It is 18" long x 5 1/4" wide x 6 1/2" tall and holds 50 coins. The slots are cut a a 12 degree angle with the back slot 1/4" wide to hold some of the thicker coins. The number of coins is based on the average coin being approx 1 3/4". The face is beveled at 30 degrees.
Although not scroll sawing I thought this would be neat to post. Recently I had a chance to refinish and repair an old aircraft propeller that came off of a Stinson Model 108 aircraft manufactured between 1946 and 1948. The propeller had a couple of areas that were pretty damaged by the weather. The would was cracked, dry and twisted away from the body of the propeller. As this is an old propeller we did our best not to add any new wood or remove any aging from it. To get all of the wood in the damaged area to lay back down flat we used a wet towel and a steam iron to soften the wood and make it pliable so that we could clamp it back in place. After the wood dried for a couple of days we carefully lifted the shattered pieces back up so that we could inject clear epoxy into the void and clamped it back down until the epoxy dried. We them lighten all of the water damage and oil stains by bleaching the areas affected over the next few days. Next came the careful sanding taking care not to remove and of the stamped markings form the propeller. Once the sanding was complete we used multiple coats of nature color oil stain to try and rejuvenate the wood. After drying we lightly steel wool'ed the entire surface and then applied multiple coats of clear lacquer to finish it off. Here are 4 photos of the repaired and refinished propeller. The 2 closeups show the areas that were badly damaged, one overall photo of the propeller and one of the stamped markings.
Reader's I would like to start adding scroll sawing tips for everyone to use. I added a new page, if you have any tips you would like to share with other scroll saw enthusiasts please email them to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add them to this page.
I just got my new scroll saw in a few weeks back, an Excalibur EX-30. So what better way to break in the new saw then with my 1st commissioned order for a custom fretwork portrait. The portrait is 16" x 20", cut in 1/4" 5 ply plywood framed in a 3/4" custom walnut frame. Custom Portrait order form.pdfFor those that are interested in a custom portrait here is the order form.