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Project by RoccoD posted 12-15-2019 05:35 PM 418 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So our VFW post was in bad need of renovation with faded flags and old fixtures and dart boards that were falling apart. So I had the idea to combine the dart boards with the sevice emblems. So they are all 4 ft. by 4 ft. The panels are split in the middle and held with magnets when closed and also when open. They were hand drawn and then wood burnt. It took 5 days each to do. Then they were stained and polyurethaned. I cut them down the middle and applied a frame to afix them to. Place piano hinges on both sides and mounted on the dart board frames.

-- Rocco D, Vermont





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#1 posted 12-15-2019 09:35 PM

Very nicely done indeed!

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#2 posted 12-16-2019 02:09 AM

Those look amazing. I can’t see them open but they look incredible in their closed state. Well done.

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#3 posted 12-16-2019 01:18 PM

Wow! Really great job! Well deserved for our veterans.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 12-16-2019 01:34 PM

Great job, you’ve done a very nice job of recreating each of four of the service’s emblem, and now I must say that this is in no way a negative mention of what you have done, but rather a mention of what you have not done, it seems that most people forget about the USCG, the smallest branch of our military, what most people don’t know about the USCG, is that their boot camp is modeled after the USMC’s boot camp, USCG is 8 weeks instead of USMC’s 12, so that makes their boot camp the second toughest of all of our Armed Forces, they have a very tough job to do, they just don’t get the recognition that the big guys do, they have been in every conflict/war right alongside the rest of our service’s, we just don’t hear about them much.
Sorry for the rant, just wanted to point out your omission.
(BTW, I was in the US Army and the US Navy)

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 12-16-2019 05:58 PM

Amen to what Woodsmithshop said. Probably not recognized in this case because it is Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the US Coast Guard protects the coast and waterways of the US.

Your plaques are beautiful and very well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 12-16-2019 07:16 PM

The USCG has been in every conflict/war the US has ever been in , WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, there has been only one USCG member to receive the MOH,and that was during the Battle for Guadalcanal, but they still fight alongside the other services.
I mean no disrespect for what RoccoD has done, I feel that the USCG should be recognized as one of the five branches of our Military.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 12-17-2019 12:32 AM

Smitty, I have not forgotten the USCG. These were the only ones that I have finished. I will be following up with the Coast Guard and National Guard. They weren’t included in this run, but will be included on a different wall. With that I also have one slated to commemorate the POW/MIA as well.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#8 posted 12-17-2019 01:40 PM

RoccoD, thank you for the info, I hope you haven’t felt that I was disrespecting you, I think you have done an outstanding job, it’s just that over the years I have seen so many people forget the USCG, and I like to remind them that we have a 5th branch of the military.
BTW, I am a member of VFW Post 4226, Olney, Ill.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 12-17-2019 06:58 PM

I did not feel disrespected, but thank you for your consideration. I am a member of VFW Post 798 Newport, Vt. We appreciate you brother.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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