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HMAS Parramatta standards

Posted on October 2, 2016

HMAS Parramatta standards ….

Each standard to depict the life of each of the ships, was requested by Dave Shakespeare.

The idea was that 4 local Schools would join a parade for the remembrance ceremony of the sinking of HMAS Parramatta 11.

HMAS Parramatta Shields template

HMAS Parramatta Standard template

 

So our shed hit the action button, with one of our members (Torrie) coming up with a design and making a template.

Standard copying by router

Standard copying by router

One of our other members (Rob) then proceeded to copy the template by cutting outĀ  two faces and an insert between the faces. This allowed for a laminated sheet to be slipped inside the standard, thus allowing the standard to used for any occasion by changing the insert.

HMAS Parramatta Shields-3

Inserts

 

Using laminated printed sheet for insert

Using laminated printed sheet for insert

 

Finished product

Finished product

 

 

Complete with Bamboo handles and a template to help position and cut the inserts for future re-use of the standard.

 

 

 

Shields ready for delivery

Shields ready for delivery

 

 

 

Hand over to Dave Shakespeare and one of our members (John Cole who also served duty on one of the HMAS Parramatta’s) what a coincidence and what fun to see the smiles of appreciationĀ  …..