Award plaques and desk sets for ship's reunion

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Project by sugarpine posted 04-07-2018 07:27 PM 901 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are samples of 25 award plaques and 2 silent auction items for an upcoming ship’s reunion for USS Conserver ARS-39. I served on Conserver from 1974-77. During our WESTPAC cruise in 1975, my division officer purchased a pickup truck load of tropical mango in the Philipines and transported back to the states on the ship. It cost him two bottles of gin. He used some of it over the years. Last year he donated the rest to me to make into award plaques and auction items.

Tropical mango’s heartwood is a deep rich brown with lighter sapwood. I was able to make numerous plaques with the heartwood/sapwood contrast boards. When I ran out of heartwood/sapwood boards I added poplar stripes for the remainder of the plaques. This stuff was mostly straight grain, slightly porous like mahogany, heavy and dense. And well seasoned given that it’s been setting in a San Francisco bay area garage since 1975!

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 04-07-2018 07:57 PM

They look great nice job they will appriciate them


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#2 posted 04-07-2018 08:10 PM

Absolutely Beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 04-07-2018 09:11 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 04-08-2018 01:39 PM

These are beautiful plaques and desksets. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 04-08-2018 01:48 PM

a very nice gesture on your part …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 04-08-2018 03:42 PM

Nice work. It’s nice that the wood you used has some history behind it.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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