Humidor for retiring pilot

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Humidor for retiring pilot

Postby scubanimal » Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 pm

Humidor - 1a.jpg


A buddy of mine requested a little help making a humidor for a retiring F-18 Pilot. While he made the beautiful humidor, I did my small part designing and carving out the top. We did the fill using a brass powder and CA glue process. We did a trial run to get the depths and fill process down, learned a fair bit. The trial runs led me to use a tapered bit instead of a V-bit in some areas as sanding tended to lose details rapidly.

For fills .03-04 is a good depth, .02 is too shallow. Layer up the powder and over fill, then sand flush. use only fresh CA. Ted Sokolowski's info/video had some good info & tips.

Word back is the recipient was quite happy so our donated time and effort felt well rewarded.

Humidor - 2a.jpg
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Re: Humidor for retiring pilot

Postby Mike-S » Fri May 18, 2018 1:12 am

That's a beautiful job on the top. :D
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Re: Humidor for retiring pilot

Postby scubanimal » Mon May 21, 2018 5:31 pm

Thank you Mike.
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