A custom Seabee plaque

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Project by Greg Luckett posted 12-13-2015 06:34 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these for Seabees, and other Navy ratings. I started out using Western Red Cedar but it is hard to find any of it that is any good any more, then started using Sassafras, which works great. I have been using Catalpa lately, which has really pretty grain.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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#1 posted 12-13-2015 12:19 PM

Nice work Greg. By the way, you should have shoes on.

-- DonB

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Greg Luckett

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 03:50 PM

LOL, I knew I should have cropped that picture. I am often barefoot when in the basement, but not when I am actually working with any tools or machinery. In this case it was just some picture taking. Being a Texan, wearing shoes is optional anyway.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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#3 posted 12-13-2015 04:51 PM

This plaque looks great. Congratulations.

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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#4 posted 12-13-2015 04:54 PM

Great plaque. And the Seabees are such unsung heroes. I was in the Marines. When in VN, if I needed anything unusual, I went to the SeaBees. They knew how to get it. And such workers. They built a small air strip where I was. They worked day and night to complete it. Even with some shooting going on, they never stopped.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 12-15-2015 01:18 AM

My oldest son was a Seabee and stationed at KKV in NW Iraq with about 2500 marines. They took care of him because he gave them running water and showers while he was there. Built about 30 buildings on the base too. I just made him a plaque for Christmas. Which cnc machine do you have?

-- Pop

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 02:20 AM

Yeah, I really liked working with the Marines too. I always knew they had my back, and they appreciated the Seabees. That is not to say we did not have our “family” squabbles…....

I use a Carvewright most of the time, and I have a Shark which I am still learning how to use. I do pattern development using Aspire and SketchUp, mostly. Also Adobe Photoshop. I have Corel but never figured out how to use it and cannot understand the lady on the training videos.

Have you posted any pictures of your son’s plaque? I wonder if he is on Facebook and if he is a FB friend of mine?

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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