Retirement Sea Chest

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Project by Pooka posted 11-04-2015 12:10 AM 1035 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.

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#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

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

Super nice. It really looks like a sea chest.

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#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!"

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#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.

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#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

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

You did a very nice job on this chest.

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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#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.

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