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Aviator Wing Sword Holder

SaberWW

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Check in to see if there might be some interest in some wing sword holders. I originally made a pair (Army) for myself, showed them to a couple friends who then wanted a different wing/badge for themselves or someone else. I can make them out of any wood though I'm currently just working with walnut, cherry, and a little maple. Names can be added as well.
 

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Positive Void Coefficient
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Check in to see if there might be some interest in some wing sword holders. I originally made a pair (Army) for myself, showed them to a couple friends who then wanted a different wing/badge for themselves or someone else. I can make them out of any wood though I'm currently just working with walnut, cherry, and a little maple. Names can be added as well.
Those are pretty swell. If I didn't already have a sword holder I'd totally get one.

What's your process?
 

SaberWW

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Those are pretty swell. If I didn't already have a sword holder I'd totally get one.

What's your process?
Start with rough sawn lumber, joint, plane, panel glue up, joint, plane, machine, sand, then finish. Kind of a lengthy process but you really can't get single boards in the size needed to make these.
 

Griz882

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Very nice. Right now my sword holder is the corner of a basement closet, so it might be time.
 

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Start with rough sawn lumber, joint, plane, panel glue up, joint, plane, machine, sand, then finish. Kind of a lengthy process but you really can't get single boards in the size needed to make these.
Right on. You using some sort of CAD router for your machining?

I hand carved a Bellamy Eagle from a chunk of cedar a few months ago. Cedar was a poor choice but the finished eagle looks good.
 

taxi1

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Gorgeous!

Curious where you got your 3D model from. The front of the Willow Grove base HQ had this beautiful set of cast concrete Navy wings over the entrance, and I've thought a few times about making a mold and doing it for myself.
 

SaberWW

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Right on. You using some sort of CAD router for your machining?

I hand carved a Bellamy Eagle from a chunk of cedar a few months ago. Cedar was a poor choice but the finished eagle looks good.
Yes, I have a 5'x10' Avid Pro machine.
Denser the wood the better they carve, hard maple comes out really nice vs the walnut which takes a fair amount of sanding to get the edge grain cuts cleaned up.
Gorgeous!

Curious where you got your 3D model from. The front of the Willow Grove base HQ had this beautiful set of cast concrete Navy wings over the entrance, and I've thought a few times about making a mold and doing it for myself.
Check out the Vectric Design and Make store.
 
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