Another Retirement Shadow Box

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Project by Derby posted 06-25-2009 12:05 AM 2508 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing Neil Larson’s retirement shadow box I had to post mine as my first project!

I completed this just before my retirement in October of 2003 using the tools at the NAS Saufley Field base wood shop. It is made out of Red Oak with a wipe-on poly finish.

Besides my command and “awards” board in the centrer, it has a statuette of the Lone Sailor to Starboard (referenced from Aft looking Forward) and a statuette of “The CHIEF” to Port. Backgrounds for both are mirrors etched with the names of the two ships I was stationed aboard for my 10 years at sea; USS CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) and USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), both Guided Missile Destroyers.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (GS) Senior Chief, Retired

-- "Lumber is just sawdust in 'solid' form!"

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 03:05 AM

Great looking box, and thanks for serving us. You guys don’t get enough credit for what you do for us.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 03:14 AM

Nice job on the box. It turned out great, well deserved and thanks for your service.

-- John @

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 12:44 PM

Derby- Great work Senior Chief!
Larry USN 63-85

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 06-25-2009 05:15 PM

Great Work Senior Chief! Awesome. Looks like a lot of well earned fruit salad. And welcome home from one Vet to another.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 04:22 PM

Very nice extra TOT for you anytime!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 04:58 AM

very well done

-- Custom furniture

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