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Coast Guard Captains Sea Chest

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 12-30-2014 10:13 PM 1744 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently commissioned to build this Sea Chest for a Coast Guard Captain who was retiring after 30 years of service. It was a gift from all the officers onboard the ship. This is made from California Red Oak and stained Early American with a lacquer finish.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 12:47 AM

Great looking sea chest! I’m sure the Four Striper really appreciates it!

Sea Fever is one of my favorite poems, and it fits perfectly with the soul of a sailor!

-- Dean

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_Daniel_

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 01:44 AM

Nice chest!

Did the Captain ever find the keys to the sea chest? What about the Bos’n punch? :) That first one got me when I reported to my first cutter.

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Tim_CPWD

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 02:20 AM

The keys were next to the sound powered phone batteries :)

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 03:56 PM

You do nice work!

Ahhh, yes, the newby harassment-

Relative bearing grease

“Bring me a bucket of steam”

“Bring me a bucket of prop wash”

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Tim_CPWD

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 10:21 PM

Thank you.

There is also the need for 50 feet of flight line. and
Setting the watch for the mail buoy

Good times were had by all….except the new guy

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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duna6430

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 07:55 AM

...all right all of you. As one of the newbies who actually stood the mail buoy watch, AND went down to the ‘hole’ for relative bearing grease…

Great chest Tim – I particularly love the way the flags can pull out and display on their own.

I’m sure the Cap’n is proud.

-- v/r, duna sends...

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Tim_CPWD

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 10:46 AM

Oh man how long did they make you stand the watch? Did they secure the watch by announcing it over the 1MC? That is salt in the wound. Like I said, funny to everyone…except the new guy.

Thanks for the complement on the Sea Chest.

Happy to help with projects if I can.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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duna6430

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 07:13 PM

Tim – I was an MUSN aboard the GUAM off the coast of Beirut. First band, first float – an embark aboard GUAM for the Marines in Lebanon (right before the bombing). I swear I stood on that flight deck (no kidding, the flight deck) w/a shepherd’s crook, binoculars and (disconnected) sound-powered phones. Yes, the 1MC secured me. QUITE em-bare-assed.

-- v/r, duna sends...

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