I built this square from left over Walnut from some project eons ago, and the Curly Maple is scrap from a Shaker Rocker I am currently building. The two pins are of Walnut as well. They are through-pins.
Made from buckeye, aka horseshoe chestnut this piece was made in about a half hour. Slightly burnt and bark left on. Done from a tree I took down in the front yard. Sealed with Australian timber oil. Thanks for stopping by!!!
This is the final product. It went to a Vietnam veteran with co 2/12 infantry, of the 4th infantry division . 50 yrs later I was in co 2/12 to replace 2 dead engineers in Korengal valley Afghanistan. He was also nearby my home as I went to school with his son. Talk about meaning, and not to mention such a small world after all!!
Ok so here it is. Folks I was given very scant information. It was because of my focus on dedicated projects. This young gent was the cause for my eagle of (correction) AMVETS POST 94 UNITED PA. His name is Brady. He was diagnosed with sarcoma after his leg hurt while playing hockey. My eagle was for auction. I didn't know he was excited to meet me. We talked for quite a bit. Then I put my hand on his newly operated leg with his cadaver and told him to fight! I told him just how brave he is. He thanked me for my service. I told him with pleasure and I'd do it again for him. What a soul in front of me. His determination his auora his motivation his pride. My friends this is beyond ANY superbowl championship, world cup, trophy, you name it. This picture is everything to me. I told him WIN! What I raised him in funds with just a simple carving will help his med bill. A SFC won the eagle. They were crying when I delivered it. I got a standing ovation that lasted for some time with ppl yelling .... AIRBORNE! RANGERS! ENGINEERS! OORAH AND HOOAH! you name it. I'm quite stunned that this happened and I have been questioned by businesses and ppl like Harley Davidson to do some stuff. I think you all know how I feel right now......... lets do some carvin!!! As for Brady.... I firmly think he is gonna make it!!!!!
I wanted a flowing flag and couldn't find one. So I made one. Each stripe is a 2X4 cut on the band saw and contoured/angled to mate with the joining board. The light above is a night on lite so the flag has light 24/7