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Coast Guard Sextant Display Box

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 03-15-2016 04:31 AM 1165 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by the officers of the USCGC Boutwell to build a Sextant display box. This is a gift for the Commanding Officer from the Wardroom upon the decommissioning of the ship this week. The box is made from Cherry wood, stained Red Mahogany and finished with clear lacquer. I finished it off by lining the bottom with black velvet.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns





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GerryB

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 04:49 AM

That is a truly handsome piece! I’m sorry to see those ships all go away, they were great ships. At least they will have a future afloat and not as razor blades!

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 09:41 AM

Beautiful box and carving on top, for such extraordinary object of history.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 12:37 PM

Well done! Beautiful box and I hope to make one as classy as that some day!

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 04:52 PM

was that hand carved, or cnc routed?

Nice box., nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 05:07 PM

Great display box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 05:15 PM

This is so nice. Congratulations.

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

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 06:04 PM

Very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 11:42 PM

Beautiful sextant, and a beautiful box to stow it in! I’m sure Captain Westfall will really appreciate it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 02:20 PM

Awesome work!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 03-20-2016 10:03 AM

Very nice, I was a Quartermaster in the Coast Guard, think I’m going to steal your idea.

-- EVERY MAN MAKES HIS OWN WORLD/ THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

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#11 posted 03-23-2016 11:14 PM

Excellent work Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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