Fair Winds and Following Seas

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Project by Lu76 posted 06-08-2014 01:59 PM 1458 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend came to me and asked me if I would build his retirement Seachest for him. Being asked to build a reminder of a fellow Seabees accomplishments through out his career is quite an honor. However time was barely on my side with this project, I put the last of the hardware on the morning of his retirement ceremony. However the hard work that my wife, a close friend and I put into it, made it all worth it by the look on his face when we presented it to him. I decided to build the Seachest out of Red Oak and place to Black Walnut inserts in the front. I lined the inside with Cedar.

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 02:32 PM

Impressive work and an heirloom to last a lifetime, most excellent.

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 04:16 PM

Very nice build and a excellent design.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 09:04 PM

very nice work. looks great congratulations on the build

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 02:35 AM

Shiver me timbers… That thar be a mighty fine chest uv booty.

Tell your shipmate BZ

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 10:49 AM

BZ indeed! Thank him for his service from us, and thank you for posting such fine craftsmanship.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 11:58 PM

Great job – really well done
I’ve never heard of this type of project before

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 06:37 AM

Fair seas & following winds!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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