Flight Shield

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Project by MrZ posted 07-15-2013 09:55 PM 1312 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a shield for our flight for a dining in, and of course I couldn’t turn down the oppurtunity. I had been looking for an excuse to try my hand at some scroll saw work/ intarsia, and after reading through KoryK’s class on the subject figured I would give it a shot. Using said class as a guide, this is what I came up with. Needless to say I am pleased with the results for a first attempt. I learned alot during the process and very much enjoyed watching it come together one piece at a time.

The cobra is all poplar, stained with food dye, and finished with a few coats of shellac and topped with gloss poly. It was cut out on the scroll saw, and sculpted and shaped with varying dremel attachments before hand sanding to its finish appearance. The shield the cobra is mounted on is cherry, finished with a wash coat of shellac and topped with a wipe on satin poly. I inscribed the wreath and “C Flight” with the dremel, and filled the “C” with green sand, and CA glue. The wreath was also filled with CA glue and sanded to give it a smooth finish. I purchased medium CA glue for the project, and man that stuff is a pain to sand down. Next time i think i will take a different route.

All in all it was a great experience, and everyone was very happy with the final outcome. The shield now hangs in our flight office which is a reward in itself. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 11:42 PM

Freakin awesome!!!!!!!

Todd, USAF, Ret :)

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 12:00 AM

That is one bad lookin cobra! Great job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 09:45 AM

This is so cool, great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 04:58 PM

Awesome shield! The cobra is well made, looking very fierce. Like the colors too. Great job!

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