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"Mini-me" Navy Sea Chest/Retirement Shadow Box

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Project by jevarn71 posted 08-14-2011 04:49 PM 7856 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a second build based off my first Navy Sea Chest. This one is 25% smaller at 19W x 36L x 17H. It was built using Black Walnut, Eastern Red Cedar, and Ash for the pegs. The finish is wipe-on poly applied with foam brushes, rubbed down with 0000 steel wool between coats.

There’s something about walnut I just love. It is easy to work and beautiful after finishing. Enjoy!

-- Jason - Aim High!!





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 05:01 PM

Most excellent!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 10:21 PM

I have been searching for a chest of this caliber to commission. Great job!!!

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 10:15 AM

Just as beautiful as it’s big brother. Beautiful work. CDR PATCH

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 01:42 AM

That is frickin awesome. I’ve seen some sea chest go for as much as $1200 and they’re made of pine How much would something like this fetch for?

-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)

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japosa

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 10:48 PM

Awesome!

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 10:50 PM

sweet nice work

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 04:43 PM

This project is gorgeous… Wondering if the builder had plans available for others to work off of. I will be retiring at the end of next year, looking to possibly build one.

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#8 posted 06-21-2014 04:12 PM

This is absolutely beautiful.

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