Challenge coin display

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 05-17-2020 07:39 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Challenge coin display for a friend Army Aviator. He is in the “Otter Caribou” Association. Vietnam. I mentioned I collected these coins (I use a ball markers for golf), so he gave me two. The two you see here. I think he has about 10 coins and is still collecting. I am giving this to him as a thank you. The wood is Mahogany (from a tree downed by Irma here in Fla.) The rim on the top board is Gaboon Ebony. The post was ebonized with black transtint, and the General Finishes JAVA black gel stain. The top coat is WOP.

Interesting I had to hand drill the hole, and it went in deep at the top, I used the Lee Valley miniature router plane to level off the hole some, but the mistake allows the coin to be removed by pushing the top down then you can get a finger nail under the coin. So it works like a golf small ball marker that sits larger coin, on a magnet so it can be popped out! Inside golfer info there.

Thanks for looking

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-17-2020 09:19 PM

Nice display and a real nice gift for your friend!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-17-2020 10:32 PM

Very nice, great Job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 05-18-2020 01:46 PM

Cool display Pete. Very much like the design. The ebonizing looks great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-18-2020 03:12 PM

Great design an work there Pete!

I’m having a hard time grasping the actual size of that stand. Aside from referencing from the coin, that looks like a full sized table! You may have revolutionized the desk 8^)

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#5 posted 05-18-2020 06:21 PM

Splinter top is approx 9” by 7” stands about 9” tall.

-- Petey

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