LumberJocks

Retirement Sea Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Pooka posted 11-04-2015 12:10 AM 1250 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

Mean_Dean

6861 posts in 3269 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

BurlyBob

5899 posts in 2387 days


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

Super nice. It really looks like a sea chest.

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17570 posts in 3310 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

Pooka

67 posts in 3436 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

majuvla

12899 posts in 2989 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

helluvawreck

32073 posts in 2988 days


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

You did a very nice job on this chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View NormG's profile

NormG

6234 posts in 3125 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

HomeRefurbers.com