Keepsake Pen Box

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 08-30-2015 05:56 AM 788 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow Navy Senior Chief friend of mine recently commissioned me to make this Keepsake Pen Box for a shipmate of his who is retiring. They are both submariners and served together on the USS Florida (SSGN-678). The box is made from half inch cherry and stained it with Red Mahogany. I cut the submarine dolphin warfare device as well as the Master Chief Anchor with my CNC machine on the outside of the box and V-Carved an inscription on the inside of the lid as well as on the bottom of the box. The pen is an Art Deco Roller Ball kit I turned with Cocobolo. This was a fun project and well received.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 11:50 AM

Looks great—very nicely done. I particularly like the mahagony stained cherry.

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

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 12:17 PM

Beautiful details. And I concur with the post above. Excellent work !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 12:20 PM

Beautiful work! The mahogany stain really brings out the beauty of the cherry.

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

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 12:34 PM

This piece is a real beauty. I love everything about it and I’m sure that his shipmate is delighted with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 08-30-2015 12:48 PM

This is super nice. I like the embossed images on the top and side.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 08-30-2015 01:28 PM

Nicely done. This will be greatly appreciated.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 08-30-2015 02:43 PM

Nicely Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 08-31-2015 02:24 AM

Excellent workmanship Tim.

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

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