Uncle's Navy Veteran's Box

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Project by PDK posted 09-21-2015 09:40 PM 745 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My uncle served in the Navy on the USS Chara back in the late 1950s. I was able to find online a patch from the uniforms they wore and an actual matchbook from the ship at the time he served. I put both these items under a thin piece of plexi. The box is book-matched and made out of striped African mahogany, with keys of yellow heart. Curly maple was used to frame out the memorabilia; used for the wooden hinges; and on the inside top and bottom. This project provided a number of logistical obstacles – but don’t they all?!?

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 11:44 AM

Nicely done memento.

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 12:48 PM

It’s beautiful and so nicely done.

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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