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Project by PASs posted 1214 days ago 1370 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."





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TheGravedigger

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#1 posted 1214 days ago

Very traditional and appropriate. It makes a nice overall setting for the pipe and lanyard. Nice idea.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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billculpepper

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#2 posted 1214 days ago

Thank you for your service to our country, and congratulations on your retirement.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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interpim

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#3 posted 1208 days ago

nice looking stand… I had to learn to blow the bos’n pipe for retirements… it was tough to get it down, but pretty easy once i figured it out.

-- San Diego, CA

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Bagtown

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#4 posted 1191 days ago

Having been a Boatswains Mate years ago in the Canadian Navy, I was thrilled to see this project.
I still have some bos’n pipes stored away somewhere and am inspired to make a display for them.

Nice project and thanks for the inspiration.
(now I have to go and see if I can still blow a pipe)

Mike
Sackville, NB

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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