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    Posted 9 years ago

    Pop_abides
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    This name plate was made in 1965 aboard the USS Forrestal, the brass plate (needs polished) was salvaged from a watertight door that needed repair and the wood parts were all made from raw wood in our carpenter shop.
    The engraving was done by a guy in the machine shop named David Thomas, he used a gun that he modified to fit his needs, much like a vibro etcher but much stronger.

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    1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for sharing Pop!

      The engraving style is great. I bet that some of the techniques were passed on from the sailors of earlier years. USN shipboard shops are known to have created some spectacular trench art!

      Scott

      Scott
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      What a great piece to have kept Pops ! I would cherish it . Thanks for sharing it :-)
    4. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 9 years ago
      wow that is a great piece. The Forrestal almost sunk in a massive fire after a weapons malfunction in 1967.

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