Blue Angel F18 challenge coin display

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Project by DeMike posted 12-28-2015 09:37 PM 4038 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this military challenge coin display for my commanding officer as a going away gift for him. It is maple and black walnut, and about 36” nose to tail. Everything was cut and shaped by hand, no CNC here! The last picture of it unfinished sitting on my f250 is for a size reference. It’s coated in about 8 coats of thinned varnish. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 10:20 PM

Awesome job….I am sure he appreciated the gift.

-- -Al, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 10:22 PM

too cool!

-- Paul Mayer,

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 12:55 AM

Beautiful job!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 02:54 AM

I love it.
I am a flying junkie, so this just fits the WW and flying addictions…

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 06:01 AM

I appretiate you made all by hands not on CNC. Outstanding plane, beautiful wood combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 12:27 AM

very cool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 01-03-2016 07:08 AM

wicked work on this – great details!
I am sure he must have loved this gift…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 02-05-2016 07:42 PM

I would like to order a Navy Coin holder with F18/Carrier, anyone for hire? Thanks

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#9 posted 06-16-2016 02:15 AM

Hi! I was wondering if you could make another one of these? My dad is retiring after 35 years in the navy and he was on the Blue Angel teams in the 80’s. I would LOVE to have this made for him. Please, please let me know! We would really appreciate it!

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#10 posted 04-08-2017 04:51 PM


How can I get in touch with you? I live in Pensacola and would love to see about having one of these made for a friend that is due to retire soon.

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#11 posted 05-09-2018 11:39 AM

This is an outstanding piece.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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