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post #1 of 12 Old 06-22-2011, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Almost finished with this project.....cherry with maple and mohogany piping around the sides. The legs are tapered on the two inner sides. A friend has one of those fancy CNC wood carvers used to cut out the pilot wings and the squadron's logo. I used 1/4" glass. Still trying to decide on either the black backing or leave natural.
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What about cutting some black backing slightly larger than the emblems, sort of like a shadow?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Well done. Inlays on the apron look great.

I agree with the small backing idea. With no backing, the emblems blend in, a large backing covers too much of that fine looking wood.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-22-2011, 11:32 AM
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Very nice indeed!
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Beautiful work. Absolute show piece for sure.

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Air Force? Sky Blue Background seems right.

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Looks like navy, to me.
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I would leave it natural. All wood looks good...well done.








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Looks like navy, to me.
It is Navy. When I first looked at them I was thinking "wonder what country these are from."

Then it dawned on me. All of us cannot be part of the Sky Blue team of the USAF. We also have our Navy bortheren.

Nice work there Airdale. Hope we will see more from you.

Maybe an emerald green background would be good.

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Thanks to everyone's feedback. I'm going to try the "shadowing method" suggestion and see how that goes. Might be just enough to break the carvings out from the rest of the wood.

This is going to a man who is currently deployed. It is a departing gift from his squadron and he should be returning home in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to give it to him. Thanks again for everyone's kind words.

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Finished up

The customer wanted all black backing so here it is. Just a simple design and basic build but it turned out really nice. Thanks for everyone's input, I did like the idea about shadowing but the customer knows best..ha.
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That is really sharp, well done!
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