A few months ago, my friend Keith asked me if I could make a tribute for his son that sadly died in the line of duty as an Arizona Highway Trooper. It was the most challenging wood project I’ve completed so far. Cutting out all 97 pieces wasn’t even the hardest part. It was working with gold spray paint that shows every single imperfection. After a bunch of false starts, I was happily able to complete the project and present it to my friend. Overall, it was a true honor to make this badge and I learned a ton.