The Last Post, Chest Completion

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Project by Masterchief posted 1984 days ago 2349 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, as you all know from my last posting of the chest, I am on my way back to Sea and soon to close down shop. I just wanted to post the final product of this retirement chest w/ shadow box inset. It was construct from my own design out of Hickory and Ash. The removable bottom is Spanish Cedar. I was not able to inset all the decorations for the retiring Senior Chief as his household goods were about to be shipped out and he wanted it on the truck. Anyway, I hope you like it and I can’t wait to return with new items in a couple of years. I will always be own when I am not out steaming the open waters, but unfornuately I will be without a shop. See all of you soon.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 1984 days ago

Great piece I’m sure it will be well used and deeply appreciated. Take good care!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 1984 days ago

Pat, USS Fort McHenry LSD 43 out of Little Creek Va. Be there 3 years.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#3 posted 1984 days ago

Thanks for your service and thanks for posting this beautiful project.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 1984 days ago

Wonderful gift, another beautiful project. Will miss your terrific projects, take care.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 1984 days ago

Very nice Billy. Looks very sharp. I am sure your Senior Chief will really love your work. Good luck sailing and hope to hear from you again when time permits.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1984 days ago

Great looking chest and we wish you well. Keep safe and thanks for protecting our freedom. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your works of art on your return…... I salute you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 1984 days ago

Just beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 1984 days ago

Superb design , construction and finish. Well done sir!!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 1984 days ago

I like the design and the woodgrain pattern.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1984 days ago

God Speed and nice chest

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 1984 days ago

Great chest and best of luck on your tour.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 1984 days ago

Beautiful Chest, Good luck on your tour.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#13 posted 1984 days ago


Excellent work. Sacrifice is an easy word to say, but a hard thing to do. I hope you will find a moment every once in a while to check back in to this community for a monetary distraction from the serious and necessary work that you do to keep the rest of us safe. Thank you for your service and be safe.


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#14 posted 1983 days ago

Nice work, I am going to miss you try to login to say hello if you can. God speed.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 1983 days ago

Really fine work and pleasing design.
I wish you the best on your tour, a save return and thank you for your service to the nation.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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