Retirement Chest

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Project by Teufelhunden posted 12-04-2011 07:06 AM 2080 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this chest for a retiring Marine. Made from pine and finished with brush on lacquer. I decided to not stain this due to trying pre-wood conditioner on a piece of scrapwood with stain and not liking the results. My favorite part is the brass Eagle Globe and Anchor which is originally a door knocker. I removed part of the bracket in the back and then grinded down the assembly flat, drilled holes to fit screws, and then used screws and nuts to secure it to the backing. It was also sprayed with lacquer to prevent it from tarnishing. He got a great kick out of seeing his bootcamp picture in there! Enjoy!

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 04:02 PM

Great work on this Semper Fi

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

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 04:56 PM

This is very nice and I’m sure that he will cherish it always. Good work.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-30-2011 09:15 PM

Looks good. I have built similar ones and always liked the shadow box lid.

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