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#1 posted 01-15-2011 06:22 PM
Nice and Clean. I like it.
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#2 posted 01-15-2011 07:45 PM
Wow, that’s nice! Is this your own design or purchased plans? What type of the wood? In some pictures it looks to me like Maple and Walnut and in others I’m not sure.
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#3 posted 01-15-2011 11:41 PM
It’s oak and walnut. I used a honey danish oil if I recall correctly and it gave the oak an orange-like color. I made from plans I got from Meisel Hardware.com I believe. Pretty straight forward plans even with this being my first chest/
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#4 posted 01-16-2011 03:44 AM
Now this really ups the ante. I’ve been working on a shadow box for my Marine. I check them all out and ask questions, but Man!, I like this! Maybe a new tray for each enlistment? Al, you got my juices flowing..lolI just gotta favorite this! Rand
#5 posted 01-16-2011 05:49 AM
It looks much more intricate than it actually is. Lilredweldingrod….what kindof of shadow box are you thinking about making…...I have tons I’ve made over the year. I just joined this site so will have to pace myself on posting pics.
#6 posted 01-16-2011 03:36 PM
I’d love to see some more of your Marine stuff. My son served 8 years in the Corps. I received a call early yesterday from one of his buddies, and childhood friend, who was calling from southern Afghanistan. God Bless those boys!
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#7 posted 01-16-2011 03:38 PM
great job, neat idea for the shadow box chest.
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#8 posted 01-21-2011 05:38 AM
My son is in his second enlistment, so I was thinking maybe a tray or drawer for each enlistment and a final one in the lid for his retirement, if I’m still around. lol I’ll need to talk to him and get back to you on it. Rand
#9 posted 01-23-2011 07:51 PM
Rand,I have a small chest with a single shelf my Marines gave when when I transferred out. It’s about half the size of this one, maybe smaller. Anyway, I have it at work and am always putting small things in it like a thank you note, cigar from someone’s new child I work with, people’s retirement pamplets that I have attended, etc. I enjoy from time to time going through it to reflect back on years past…..over 22 years of service and still going.
Here’s a site that may give you some ideas. My chest has a shelf but it does not have glass on top. Hope this helps.
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#10 posted 05-27-2011 01:07 AM
Really nice work….keep it up!
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#11 posted 06-02-2014 03:25 PM
I like this chest. I will be retiring in August. Do you build for sale?
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