Unknown Japanese raw edge going away plaque

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Project by JPWHIT posted 10-22-2012 01:28 PM 2116 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for no projects for a long time but Japan has been keeping me busy with sightseeing and work. Also not having your own shop and having to use the base one is not ideal but it works.

A buddy recently received orders to leave and I was asked to make his going away plaque. The one to give him a plaque that was unique as he was. This is the result.

I have no clue as to what this wood is. All I know is that we bought it at an antique re sale shop and that it was really dry. It took 9 coats of spray on polyurethane before it finally stopped soaking it into the wood.

the stand was also from another antique store and I was told to make it work. So just a little carving from my part and ta-da it fits snug and you cannot hardly see that I carved the stand into the plaque. We were told the mask is for when a women gets angry and that is what she turns into. When we heard that we all laughed and immediately said that was perfect for our friend. Just added two unit coins that I sunk into the wood with a 2 1/4 foster bit then lined with red felt to stand out.

I hope you enjoy.


-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:32 PM

Good project. Beautiful wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 09:34 PM

The projects you did are matchless. Extraordinary design of the crib. Keep us posted with your forthcoming outputs.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 10:22 PM

Beautiful wood, great job and thank you for your service!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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