Greene County News
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The woodshop, located in the Consolidated Hobby Complex at Bldg. 1227 in the Kittyhawk area, provides engraving, sublimation (heat on metal), shadow boxes, flag cases, coin displays and original custom-built works.
It also includes capabilities to create items such as shadow box coffee tables and model planes mounted on high-quality hardwoods, such as mahogany, cherry, red oak, walnut, quarter sawn white oak and maple, according to William Akers, woodshop instructor.
Akers works full time at the woodshop, along with part time woodworkers Dan Peck, Scott Philback and Don Lindsly, who work with do-it-yourselfers. Chris Barrett and Glen Monaghan are the engravers.
“Anyone who is active military, civilians and retirees may come in and use the woodshop facilities and tools,” said Akers. “Do-it-yourselfers can work by themselves or have Philback and Lindsly provide hands-on help and advice.”
“Most jobs can be completed in six business days. For something like a shadow box coffee table, it could take as long as four to five weeks,” Akers added.
The fee for the woodshop is $5 per hour. Each type of hardwood is priced per board foot and customers can pay with cash, check or credit card. When checking out at the end of the day, users take their sign-in sheet up front to the main customer service center and pay for their product.
The woodshop is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact Akers at 937-257-1476 or email him at [email protected].