|Project by Tim_CPWD||posted 01-03-2015 11:58 AM||4313 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
The military is built on tradition. Making Chief Petty Officer is a major milestone in any sailor’s career. I was recently commissioned to make several CPO hat boxes for some newly selected Coast Guard Chiefs. This is one I did for a female Gunners mate. She wanted it to resemble an ammo crate. The top is purposely designed to look like it should open but it doesn’t. Instead both ends open. I made the ends cut for glass doors and hinged them. I used earth magnets to keep the doors closed but still allow easy access. One end has a wood plaque with patches from her uniform and the other opens to the storage compartment for the CPO cover (hat). I embedded 8 challenge coins that had special meaning to the new Chief. After delivery of this box the customer added lead seals that are normally used on ammo crates. This is made project is made from California Red Oak, stained Early American and finished with clear lacquer. Fun project, the customer was very happy with the hat box.
-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns