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USAF First Sergeant Going Away Gift

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Project by Zonker posted 01-17-2019 04:38 AM 1911 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have the honor of putting together these going away gifts for the First Sergeants at our local Air Force Base. Anyone who has served in the Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force know what a tough job it is. The displays are cut from sanded plywood, trimmed out on the edges and then the sword is mounted on drawer pulls extended out on custom spacers. The plaque is screwed in with brass screws and the modern and vintage stripes are hot glued in place. Finish is Minwax polyshades Mission Oak, with three coats of poly over that. I love the way they turn out. Thanks for looking.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.





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#1 posted 03-11-2020 03:34 PM

Wanted to see if you’re still making these. If so what’s the lead time and cost? Thank you in advance.

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#2 posted 03-12-2020 09:56 AM

It usually takes a couple days to set one up. I make up the diamonds in batches and then each one gets their sword, patches and plate as they are ordered. The local First Sergeant Council provides the patches, sword and plate, so I’ll have to research that cost. They are pretty big, 4’ x 2’ at the points and I have never shipped one, so that will take some thought as well. When would you need one?

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#3 posted 03-13-2020 10:20 AM

Trying to look at different options and stumbled across this and really like it. So just doing basic research as of right now so I can present the idea to my council. So I don’t have a set date that I’d need it. If you could get me a price when you get the chance, no hurry, I’d appreciate it. Thanks for the fast reply by the way.

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#4 posted 03-15-2020 03:18 AM

Where are you located? I am near Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls Tx. If I know where you are I can give you an accurate idea of shipping.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#5 posted 03-18-2020 08:44 PM

Travis AFB, California

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#6 posted 03-31-2020 12:56 PM

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, these are crazy times. I can put them together for $140, without the engraved plate, and the best estimate I have for shipping and handling is $125. It is an out sized package, so kind of expensive.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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