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Retirement Sea Chest - Maple and Walnut

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Project by Dominik Goralczyk posted 07-29-2010 05:10 AM 5415 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Sea Chest I made recently for a retiring Navy member. It turned out to be a pretty challenging project, due to the fact that I still had to incorporate walnut insert despite the curvature of the lid. This one features a shadow box insert. The shadow box has two areas for flags – Navy and U.S.
I added some brass for good measure as well.

-- Dominik - www.uniqueshadowboxes.com





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TheWoodsmith

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 05:14 AM

very nice work! i’m sure that will be cherished by generations to come also!

-- I know its around here somewhere...

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 05:20 AM

Great looking chest Dominik,it should serve Your Serviceman well . The contrasting woods and brass accents are nice touch’s ! As always stay safe and keep posting.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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BillyJ

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 05:40 AM

WOW! What is the size of this chest? You did a great job on it. I like combining maple and walnut – they look great together. Wonderful job – I’m sure your friend will enjoy it.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 05:52 AM

An outstanding acomplishment! Really looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Dominik Goralczyk

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 06:44 AM

The dimensions are 1.5’ x 2.5’ at the base, 20” tall.

-- Dominik - www.uniqueshadowboxes.com

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Richard

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 06:48 AM

Dominik Wow!!
I build chests and trunks too, and I have to say the design of your sea chest is perfect. I like the contrast between the maple and walnut. The wide walnut bands looks great. Even the tray looks impressive with the handles. Overall the chest just looks right, I think it is the proportion of the chest which is appealing to the eye. I really am impressed with your design, did you use a design CAD or did you free hand your design? Good Job.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 11:20 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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majuvla

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 11:53 AM

Very ,very nice chest!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 02:19 PM

Beautiful chest. Great design and construction.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 06:46 PM

Very professional looking project. Great gift.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Div

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 08:02 PM

Real nice chest!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 10:17 PM

Great job, wonderful project.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 10:28 PM

Super build and design great job.

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#14 posted 07-29-2010 10:30 PM

Well done that’s a beauty. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 07-30-2010 12:03 PM

Yes…it’s beautiful.

-- Vince

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