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Steamer Trunk/USCG Shadowbox

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Project by tlmarriott1 posted 05-09-2018 04:56 PM 687 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This steamer truck/shadowbox was built from red oak with walnut accents and hickory plywood. The red oak came from reclaimed barn siding that, although brittle and challenging to work, displayed some beautiful color once the majority of the patina was planed away. I left some of the original saw marks for an especially striking effect as they turned dark brown after the application of the WATCO Danish Oil finish.

The lid was modified to accommodate storage of a Chief Petty Officer’s cutlass.





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daiku_padawan

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#1 posted 05-09-2018 05:42 PM

Beautiful trunk.

Did you come up with the design yourself or get plans for it somewhere? I’d like to do something similar to put my military stuff now that I’m retired.

-- ~Daniel

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-09-2018 08:18 PM

This is a wonderful shadow box.

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

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 12:53 PM

Love it and the inclusion of the cutlass. Congrats to the receiving Chief.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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tlmarriott1

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 02:47 PM

Thank you all for the remarks. In answer to Daniel’s post, the basic plans for the kit and the majority of the hardware kits were purchased from Rockler. Though, neither project followed the plans to a “T”...(do they ever?)

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scottcewing

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#5 posted 05-18-2018 11:10 PM

Very impressive!
I’ve seen the hardware kit and plans on their site before but it always seemed a little daunting for me. How difficult would you say it was?

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