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USMC Retirement trunk

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Project by Demy posted 05-30-2014 12:40 AM 3668 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Retirement trunk that I built for a USMC Major. This was my first time building one this large. I was really happy with the way that it came out. Cedar lined on the inside with a tray for all of his coins. Pilot wings on the front.





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 02:34 AM

Gorgeous work! I’ve seen plenty of shadow boxes and such in the Air Force, but never seen something like this. Great idea and looks awesome!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 02:40 AM

Glad I looked, at first I wasn’t going to.

Very nice. I like the emblem, the hardware, the quality of the build.
Is that a glass cover or plexi? How did you get such a smooth bend to it?

I am sure the major will appreciate the work.

-- Jeff NJ

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Rick S.

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#3 posted 05-30-2014 06:27 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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Knothead62

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 10:01 AM

Retire? “Once a Marine, Always a Marine,”- Sgt. John J. Culbertson, USMC, Ret. (but still a Marine)

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 12:33 PM

Very nicely done—especially like the pilot wings.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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thetinman

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#6 posted 05-30-2014 02:28 PM

Very nice gift and tribute to a long service. I especially like the individual personal touches like his “history” display and military challenge coin display.

Very nice.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-30-2014 03:13 PM

What a great piece and nicely done. I know that he really is proud of this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 03:16 PM

Nice Job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 05-31-2014 12:28 AM

Man that is a great retirement trunk! Has lots of room to store momentos!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 05-31-2014 03:59 PM

Great craftsmanship! Nice detail. It will do him(her) proud!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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