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Project by jevarn71 posted 1279 days ago 19772 views 26 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new projects. I’m particularly proud of this one so I figured I’d go ahead and post it.
Built for a retiring Navy Senior Chief who was looking for someone up to a challenge, I completed it during my off-duty time in just under two months while working my fulltime Air Force job.
It is solid Black Walnut with aromatic cedar on the inside. The finish is Watco Teak oil and Minwax Clear Gloss poly. More build photos can be viewed here:

-- Jason - Aim High!!





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Hallmark

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#1 posted 1279 days ago

Great stuff, you should get a promotion!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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MayflowerDescendant

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#2 posted 1279 days ago

Wow! That is amazing. Love the see-through lid. GREAT job!

Hats off to all the men and women in uniform – past, present and veterans – for their service.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1279 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1279 days ago

Wow wow wow that’s amazing and fantastic. great work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 1279 days ago

Seriously, this type of sutff kills me.

So. Not only doing your day-job, but producing a nice piece of craftsmanship and design to boot?

Works like these, by people such as yourself, are always a humbling experience.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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ianlee74

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#6 posted 1279 days ago

Awesome.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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SkySoldier

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#7 posted 1279 days ago

What a beauty!

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ncdon

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#8 posted 1279 days ago

Great workmanship, that has to be one happy Senior Chief.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 1279 days ago

WOW!! I’m speechless..

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

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Oldcoastie

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#10 posted 1279 days ago

As another retired Chief, I would also like to thank you for sharing this. Awesome work.
Earl

-- Torque it 'till it breaks then back off a quarter turn

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GaryK

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#11 posted 1279 days ago

Fantastic job. I lot of great details!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 1279 days ago

Well done Jason! Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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woodman1962

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#13 posted 1279 days ago

That is really a beautiful Sea Chest I know he will enjoy it for many years.If I remember right he is a ship serviceman his rating. Hats of to our military they deserve it.

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#14 posted 1278 days ago

As another retired Chief, thanks for sharing. This is a stunning chest and one that he will cherish forever, I’m sure. That is certainly interservice camaraderie – a “zoomie” making a retirement chest for a “swabbie”!

Great job all around – choice of wood, workmanship, finish – everything is superb!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Rob

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#15 posted 1278 days ago

Uhhhhhhhh…. WOW Beautiful job!!

-- Ridin' and rippin'

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