Navy and Marine Double Hat Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tim_CPWD posted 02-27-2018 03:18 AM 526 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently commissioned to build this Double Hatbox for a married couple. She is a retired Navy Senior Chief and he is an active duty Major in the Marine Corps. This is the first double hat box I have built with glass sides. We recently added a commercial laser to our shop and decided to make use of it by laser etching the glass. I added LED lighting over each of the hats. The door on the front has embedded earth magnets to hold it closed. The customers were very pleased with the end result.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

8 comments so far

View doubleDD's profile


7214 posts in 1973 days

#1 posted 02-27-2018 04:31 AM

Great display box, nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View majuvla's profile


11863 posts in 2797 days

#2 posted 02-27-2018 05:01 AM

Wow! What a wonderful display hat box. Realy unique and very well thought.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View TexUSAF's profile


102 posts in 1896 days

#3 posted 02-27-2018 12:59 PM

That is fantastic! Great job

View torus's profile


65 posts in 343 days

#4 posted 02-27-2018 01:42 PM

I like “navy riveting” on the sides and back! Very cool idea.

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

View Dustin's profile


464 posts in 670 days

#5 posted 02-27-2018 02:39 PM

I like “navy riveting” on the sides and back! Very cool idea.

- torus

It’s a great aesthetic touch, and just feels right for this project. The etched glass was a great addition for capturing the seals and ranks. Your clients will no doubt be thrilled with this.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

View helluvawreck's profile


30470 posts in 2796 days

#6 posted 02-27-2018 06:12 PM

This is a wonderful display case and shows a lot of fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

View d38's profile


64 posts in 192 days

#7 posted 02-28-2018 04:50 PM

Very nice work!

View Grumpy's profile


23639 posts in 3781 days

#8 posted 03-10-2018 02:49 AM

Tim , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics