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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 06-01-2015 12:50 AM 1585 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build this Sea Chest for an Information Systems Technician First Class Petty Officer that retired this past week. I spent the major part of 10 days designing, building and finishing this project. The overall size is 4’ wide x 27” tall x 24”deep. It is made out of cherry wood, stained red mahogany and finished with clear lacquer. The inside is lined with cedar. I used 3, 60 inch pound torsion hinges purchased from Rockler to hold the lid. Overall I was really happy with the finished product and the customer loved it.

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





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 01:03 AM

WOW! I wish I could do that with my flag boxes! Great combo of CNC work!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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gashley

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 01:07 AM

That’s a terrific chest. Really like all the inside details. Would love to see some more pics posted of the carvings and the inner compartment and how it’s laid out.
Beautiful piece.

-- Gary in OP

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 01:57 AM

Nothing less than excellent Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 03:54 AM

It’s realy beautiful. Wood itself and those details and carvings.I like the position of medal display panel in front.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 12:55 PM

That is spectacular! The finish is amazing. Was that sprayed on or brushed??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 01:01 PM

Nice work! In the Navy, we have a nautical flags expression, “BZ,” (Bravo Zulu) which means Well Done! BZ!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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WoodNSawdust

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 01:20 PM

A very nice looking chest!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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kdc68

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 01:25 PM

An amazing chest Tim. The finish is beautiful. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 04:18 PM

Outstanding! Really spectacular job!

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

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#10 posted 06-01-2015 06:55 PM

what a fantastic build, wonderful craftsmanship, this is top notch and you should be prous of such great work.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 06-01-2015 07:02 PM

Another example of great craftsmanship recognizing great service.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 09:23 PM

Very nice.

Are you furnishing keys to the sea chest??? They are next to the Bos’n punch.

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 09:52 PM

looks great

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Tim_CPWD

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#14 posted 06-01-2015 10:43 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

Roger…The lacquer finish is sprayed on. I used several coats of commercial grade sanding sealer followed by several coats of clear lacquer.

Daniel…The keys to the sea chest are secured to the sound powered phone battery locker with a couple feet of flight line :)

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

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