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I know this is not real wood working ,but the board is . I thoughr if there any sea dogs out there you might like this. I made this right before I ret.hope you all like it. anchors a-way
-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR
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#1 posted 09-10-2009 10:18 PM
I am ex-navy and I do appreciate it… I also grew up with a Mater Chief Boatswains Mate for a father…. he would have loved this.
-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein
#2 posted 09-10-2009 10:29 PM
chris Im also a chief Baotswaine.
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#3 posted 09-10-2009 10:36 PM
are the knots carved into the board? looks pretty good, you must have been either QM or BM.I was AQF, back many years ago, back when I had hair, I think that is what they call that stuff on top of your head. good looking board.
#4 posted 09-10-2009 10:52 PM
no smitty there made with line.
#5 posted 09-10-2009 11:29 PM
ok, thanks, good job
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#6 posted 09-11-2009 12:21 AM
the board is great. I’m a former HT1. enjoy retirement Chief!!!
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#7 posted 09-11-2009 12:30 AM
This is really nice GOOD JOB! I learned alot of and about knots in Boy Scouts but nothing this fancy. Thanks for the post.
-- Only the Shadow knows....................
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#8 posted 09-11-2009 01:42 AM
Dude, very freaking cool! I’m most of the way through making two of them. I’m using some nautical charts that have hand-drawn illustrations on them that I found off of ebay:
I contacted the guy that does the charts and asked if he wanted to partner up. I’d do the knots and the frames, and he would do the background. These high-end knot boards get big bucks!
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails
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#9 posted 09-11-2009 04:38 AM
Mighty fine display Mate. I was an SMCS when I retired. BZ
-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.
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#10 posted 09-11-2009 05:29 AM
Been in the navy, used many knots hiking and camping, and as a truck driver and driver for a shipyard, I can appreciate the art of the knot. A very cool display! What a great collectible.
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.
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#11 posted 09-11-2009 10:00 AM
I was a 3rd class Boatswain’s Mate at the end of a 4 year Kiddie cruise. I have done a lot of the work you show there. It’s so long ago that I can’t even remember the names of the different things or how I made them. This brings back a lot of good memories. Thanks for the post.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#12 posted 09-11-2009 01:43 PM
Excellent! brings back lots of memories.
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"
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#13 posted 10-20-2011 03:25 AM
I was in the RCAF but isn’t it Anchors Aweigh?Gerard
-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy
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#14 posted 10-20-2011 04:27 AM
Nice looking board. I retire the end of Dec as a Machinists Mate Chief. Now i just have to get another job.
-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011
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