Retirement Sea Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Pooka posted 11-04-2015 12:10 AM 1183 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this retirement gift with a partner from work. It’s heavily rusticated pine with LOTS of TLC on bent metal, brass trunk bits and some crazy creativity. Prototype that cost way more than it should’ve. Learned a lot and can make a version 2.0 with less work and cost. We got RAVE reviews and a few requests upon presentation.

-- Slice, whack, smack, bang bang, sploosh, scrape, done.

7 comments so far

View Mean_Dean's profile


6347 posts in 3083 days

#1 posted 11-04-2015 12:39 AM

That’s a great looking sea chest! Looks like you put a lot of thought and effort into making it special, and it shows. I’m sure the recipient will really appreciate it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View BurlyBob's profile (online now)


5310 posts in 2201 days

#2 posted 11-04-2015 02:05 AM

Super nice. It really looks like a sea chest.

View Ken90712's profile


17553 posts in 3125 days

#3 posted 11-04-2015 09:26 AM

Sweet I like it , was he or she Enlisted or Officer?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Pooka's profile


67 posts in 3251 days

#4 posted 11-04-2015 02:08 PM

Captain when he retired. 38 Years. E-1 to O-6.

-- Slice, whack, smack, bang bang, sploosh, scrape, done.

View majuvla's profile


11894 posts in 2803 days

#5 posted 11-04-2015 05:55 PM

Looks amaizing! Metal parts make it more incredible. Nice idea with rope as handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View helluvawreck's profile


30545 posts in 2803 days

#6 posted 11-04-2015 06:36 PM

You did a very nice job on this chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View NormG's profile


5900 posts in 2940 days

#7 posted 11-07-2015 06:12 AM

Nicely done, glad you learn a lot and that is how things progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics