Navy Ship's Wheel Shadow Box

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Project by jevarn71 posted 1224 days ago 12687 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this Navy Ship’s Wheel shadowbox for a retiring Chief Petty Officer I work with. The wood is African Padauk with Ash pegs.

I can’t take credit for the design however, I based it on this one: Ship's Wheel Shadowbox

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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#1 posted 1224 days ago

Wonderful design and great build. Beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1224 days ago

Great job. The first one of that design I have ever seen.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

Man this is nice, I was an E-5 when I got out back in 89. Almost makes me wish I would stayed in. Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1223 days ago

Really nice Jason! Great design! Anyone who’s served on a ship would appreciate this i think!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#5 posted 1223 days ago

Wow I wish my Father was still alive to see that he was in the Navy and also made shadow boxes. Wow nice work :D

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#6 posted 1222 days ago

Excellent piece-I like your version better than the commercial offering!

-- Allen, WA

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#7 posted 1222 days ago

Thanks all for the comments! Building projects like this always make you feel more satisfied when you are making them for someone you know.

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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#8 posted 1186 days ago

Jason, nice work; do you only do work for those you know? I am retiring in July and would like a copy of your version if you are able to complete or the dimensions so I could have it made here in San Diego; thanks. Tim

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#9 posted 1184 days ago


Absolutely beautiful work. Your effort looks much nicer than the commercial product. Keep up the good work!

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#10 posted 1130 days ago


There is absolutely no better Ships Wheel Shadowbox on the market right now. You should Patent and sell this. I retire next month and would definately like one if you are still making them. Or know of someone who would make me one of the same style or similar. The only thing that I would like to see is bored holes for coins on the outer ring. But even as it is, this is absolutely perfect!

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#11 posted 1129 days ago

That is A, #1 fabulous work!!!


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#12 posted 1116 days ago

I’m trying to make a shadow box similar to this one for my husband, and I have an idea of how to go about it, but it would be very helpful if you could give me a heads up to any plans that I might be able to find on the internet or from you. Great job by the way, it’s very inspiring!


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#13 posted 1115 days ago

After 22 years of naval service, I would be very interested in one of your sea chest designs. Can you point me in the right direction. Retiring in 9 months.

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#14 posted 1115 days ago

This is outstanding and is beautifully done.

-- 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

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#15 posted 953 days ago

Wow, looks great. I am retiring after 30 years and 10 months and was wondering if you could make one for me? I like your added wood flag triangle that sets off the wheel tremendously from the one you used as an example. As yet I have not completed 5 posts so can not send you a message and don’t feel comfortable posting my email address for all the world to see, can you contact me and possibly give me an email or phone number so we can discuss if it is possible. Thanks!!

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