|Project by PASs||posted 03-15-2011 02:09 AM||1870 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I retired from the Navy this February.
As part of my retirement ceremony I was “Piped Over the Side”, a Navy tradition.
A BM2 blew the ceremony.
Afterward, as we were talking he presented me with the white knotted lanyard that held his pipe, the first lanyard he made.
He also mentioned he had several Bos’n pipes.
I offered to make him a display for them.
This is what I came up with.
The display is a loose representation of an old wood and iron anchor.
The cross-section of the base is the shape of an anchor with the rim representing the points (bill, or pee) of the anchor flukes coming down into the throat of the anchor.
The shaft has a rope twist using an old Craftsman Router Crafter, and the shank is the old style.
The wood is Indian Don’t Know.
The finish is a 2 pound shellac, buffed on the lathe, then polished with the Beall system.
The complete series of photos is available at: https://picasaweb.google.com/summerspa53/WoodworkingBosnPipeHolder#5584077924923253634
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."