Work Plaque

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Project by sgtq posted 06-06-2012 09:48 PM 1700 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned by my fellow instructors to build a plaque using a picture they chose to give as a farewell to our Site Chief. We teach Demolitions so the picture is quite fitting. The plaque is made of walnut with a birch plywood back. Mitered splines out of maple, a Roman Ogee routed edge. The Castle (engineer branch insignia, because we are Combat Engineers) is made of Walnut as well cut with my scrollsaw and pyrography to add the details. The coin is inset using a forstner bit. Finish is tung oil and semi gloss laquer. Overall I like and hope he will as well when we present it tomorrow! Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 02:49 AM

Nice work – of course he’ll like it!

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 03:41 AM

Yeah that’s awesome.. Might have to steal that idea. I’m an engineer in the army as well. Thnx for sharing.

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 04:53 AM

Hell ya brother. Nice and sexy. Looks like you finished the frame while the glass was in it. Did you cut a rabbet for the glass? Also wondering how you cut your splines after gluing them in. I used a coping saw and managed to scrap up the frame quit a bit. I tried a chisel too but since I’m using oak it seemed to crack and tear more than cut. You’re looks tits though buddy.

-- Reed

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 12:14 PM

Reed, I used my small miter saw to cut the splines and yes the glass is rabbeted in, I usually dont do that but I wanted to give it a try (probably wont do it again it makes finishing a little more worrisome).

SawDustKing, Have at it brother, “Essayons”!

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