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Navy SEAL "Budweiser" Dartboard Cabinet

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Project by Bodenhafer posted 06-15-2014 06:26 PM 1866 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the first one of these for a buddy of mine who is currently on the SEAL Teams. I am currently working on the second one for a friend of his.

Baltic birch was used for the frame which was constructed using box joints. The backing is an 1/8th inch hardboard which provides more stability as well os buttoning up the box. Living in the SOCAL area, we have access to gift shops and the like to get a coin from each of the SEAL Teams. We decided I would put all East Coast Teams on the inside of the right door and West Coast Teams on the left. They are invalided using a forstner bit for perfect hole size and a little construction adhesive behind it to make sure that as the wood expands and contracts they don’t drop out.

For the left door, a little chalkboard paint and vinyl (my wife uses the silhouette vinyl cutter) makes a great cricket scoreboard. On the right door, my buddy wanted little shelves for chalk and sets of darts.

The doors are made of red oak cut to size and I used a combination of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 inch straight bits to hand route the “Budweiser” into the front of the doors. I use a cheap-o projector to put the image where I want it on the piece, trace it out with a pencil, touch everything up, and then freehand with my router the design (touching it up as a go along since I realized a long time ago that pencil drawings look very different then carvings, so it always takes a little imagination as you go). Oh, and I routed the handles and cut them to size before mounting silver Tridents (Budweiser) on the front.





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 09:04 PM

A great looking project executed very well! Good job. Please express my thanks to your buddy for his service it is greatly appreciated.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 09:28 PM

Great project for a great American! Tell your buddy and his buddies thanks for their outstanding service!

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

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robscastle

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 10:17 PM

Nice work,
Be carefull you may need to fit it with a anti lift trigger, as knowing seals they will try to steal it for their mess memorobilia, I know as a young Commando no matter where we went the mess always had a token of some description to remind us of our visit/raid.

-- Regards Robert

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 06-16-2014 11:49 AM

Great project and tribute to the great Men in the teams. Ex-Navy hear as well, spent alot time in Coranado. The TRIDENT on in the handles… I think you’ll be making these for a bunch of them. Hope they stay safe and Gods Speed to return home quickly.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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