Shoe Shine Box / Navy Military Transfer (SOLD)

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Project by svenbecca posted 08-25-2011 04:20 AM 7216 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I put this together for a Senior Chief at work who was transferring. All he wanted was a shoe shine kit, this is what I came up with.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 05:04 AM

Outstanding piece of work. The finish looks great too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 06:14 AM

That is one cool looking shoe shine kit!
Almost too nice to use!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 07:06 AM

Very nice kit. I served 9 years with God’s Glorified Marine Corps. I’m jealous I didn’t have a kit like this

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 11:12 AM

Very nice shoe shine box. A few years ago I really could have used one like this, but now with wearing rough-out boots all the time, not so much. I only need to shine my low-quarters, and those I only wear once in a while.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 05:50 AM

Wow, that’s the nicest shoe shine kit I’ve ever seen.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 08-28-2011 06:17 PM

That is ONE NICE SHOE SHIN KIT, Beautiful wood and superb craftsmanship. In the Infantry Airborne I used to keep a real keen shin on my boots, hours in the making, with a kit like this it would have added rewards, Great job, thanks for bringing up good old memories Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 02:43 PM

I just came across this project today. Very nice Job


-- Guy,PEI

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#8 posted 07-03-2013 10:51 PM

Would you make another one and what would the fee be for it ?

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 01:41 AM

this is really something, love it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-13-2014 05:21 PM

beautiful kit! just wondering what kind of glaze you used for the top?

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 04:03 AM

I used Helmsman high gloss polyurethane. I wet sanded it using 2000 grit then polished with McGuire’s Scratch X. Lot’s of elbow grease. I had to build it up so I wouldn’t sand into the wood. If I remember correctly, there’s 12 or so coats on it sanding lightly between coats with 1000 grit. Just enough to dull the current coat.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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