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Project by Cweatherl posted 05-07-2016 07:32 PM 971 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) shadow box for a retiring Air Force CMSgt. It is 26” wide, 16” tall X 14” deep. The tray will hold a 3’ X 5’ flag and some the awards he wishes to display. The chest & tray are made of cherry. I flocked the bottom of the tray with navy blue flocking as a background for the awards. The chest is lined with an 1/8” veneer of red cedar. I sprayed lacquer to seal the chest but masked off the cedar so it would retain the fragrant scent.
For the EOD badge on the front I used a CNC to carve the badge and (while it already looked great) I had the CNC clear off the bomb, the lightning bolts and star. then I recut just those pieces in Cherry & Maple to glue back into place for contrast. The star is inset by 1/16” on all sides from the original so there would be a Black Walnut outline to the Maple. The 1.5” brass disk inside the lid was engraved with the CNC also. The slogan is part of the EOD badge.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 07:38 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful retirement chest. You did such a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#2 posted 05-07-2016 10:08 PM

Very nice chest! I especially like the dovetails. I’m considering that on my next chest.
Wish you’d add a side shot of your work. I’d like to see what you did for handles. Great job!

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majuvla

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#3 posted 05-08-2016 06:26 PM

Outstanding chest, I like this sign at the side.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cweatherl

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#4 posted 05-09-2016 12:10 AM

Here is a side shot. I bought the handles from, http://nantucketbrand.com/shop/rope-sea-chest-handles.html

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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TexUSAF

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#5 posted 05-09-2016 03:14 PM

Awesome as always!

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zachoo

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#6 posted 07-24-2016 04:23 AM

Hi Cweatherl, I am very interested in purchasing this exact footlocker for a retiring EOD technician soon. How do I obtain a quote from you, and about how long will this take to make once I commission you to create it?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Cweatherl

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#7 posted 07-26-2016 07:02 AM

Hello, I am out of country through the middle of August. I can be reached at chetweatherl@gmail.com.


Hi Cweatherl, I am very interested in purchasing this exact footlocker for a retiring EOD technician soon. How do I obtain a quote from you, and about how long will this take to make once I commission you to create it?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

- zachoo


-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#8 posted 09-08-2016 12:36 PM

Awesome box! Do you have a website for your business? I am at Shaw AFB, SC and am very interested in your work. My home email is dmassey@sc.rr.com. Thanks.

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