Navy Knot Board

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Project by navyman posted 09-10-2009 09:47 PM 5592 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Thanks Shipmate!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 10:29 PM

chris Im also a chief Baotswaine.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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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.

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 10:52 PM

no smitty there made with line.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 11:29 PM

ok, thanks, good job

-- Smitty!!!

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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:

Illustrated Nautical Chart

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?

-- 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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