Navy Ship's Wheel Shadow Box II

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Project by jevarn71 posted 08-14-2011 05:11 PM 8258 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another Navy Ship's Wheel that I recently completed. The customer wanted to mount some of his coins and rating pins around the outside so I had to build it a bit larger to accommodate. Overall I feel it turned out really nice. Padauk is another naturally beautiful wood. The finish is just clear gloss wipe-on poly.

-- Jason, JEV Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 05:28 PM

Very very nice! The detail is excellent.

- ryan

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 05:28 PM

Wow, Jason, this is beautiful!

May I ask what size forstner bit you used to mount the challenge coins?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 05:31 PM


-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 06:38 PM

Being a prior Navy man “ABH” this makes me proud. What a great piece of craftsmanship.

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 08:57 PM

Thanks to all!


The bit size was 1 3/4. The standard size for the coins is 45mm which converts to 1.77 inches. I had to lightly sand the edges of the coins for them to fit the holes.

-- Jason, JEV Woodworking

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#6 posted 08-15-2011 05:19 AM

Thanks, Jason.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 08-15-2011 01:48 PM

Being a retired Navy Chief, and a former snipe, I’m curious as to why all the different rating symbols? I see an IC, MM, BT, HT, EN, MR, etc. What’s the significance there? I was an MM for 8 years, turned twigit for the last 12 and retired as an STGC in 1998. When I retired, I lived in a no garage, no shop condo, so had to opt for a store bought shadow box. This would have been much nicer to have. Nice job

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 06:03 PM

Jason, First let me tell you that I am brand new here and I’m not all that blog and messages board savvy, so I hope this gets to you.

Now, I have a friend who is retireing in June. She sent me the link to your Navy Ships Wheel Shandow box and would really like one for herself. Do you only make them for people who you know or do you accept orders for them? If so, please let me know the prices and any other details that I would need to know. Thank you in advance.

MMC Eddins, Rudy

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 10:56 PM

Great Post. Superior workmanship.

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#10 posted 12-04-2013 03:25 PM

LOVE this!! Do have these for sale?

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 04:11 PM

Really nice.

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#12 posted 09-23-2015 11:44 AM

Outstanding! I’m helping a master chief buddy of mine make one for his upcoming retirement.

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