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CPO Charge Book Box #2

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 10-13-2011 01:15 AM 3653 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a client contact me after seeing my original Charge Book Box (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53171) online. He was a a submariner and he also wanted his name and date of promotion lasered on the front. (I removed the name in the picture using photoshop to protect him) The frame of the box is walnut while the center section is maple. This time I used a commercial inlay between the walnut and the maple. I figured if they’re good enough for Charles Neil, they’re good enough for me. Finish is a coat of spray shellac and 2 coats of gloss polyurethane.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS





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#1 posted 10-13-2011 01:40 PM

Very nice! It’s been over 30 years since I made Chief and have no idea where my charge book is stored. If I ever find it, I’ll commission one of your boxes for me.

RMC (SS) Ret.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 05:28 PM

lol… when I made Chief we had to make our own boxes… I guess we were lucky I had a shop!

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 03:45 PM

@interpim, When I made Chief there were no charge book boxes. They drilled a hole through the upper left hand corner of a Record book, put a lanyard through it and we had to were the thing around our neck except to shower and sleep.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 06:51 PM

I’ve heard of that… some have mentioned attaching a chain to it, and then wrapping that chain around their waist and locking it with a padlock.

-- San Diego, CA

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