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Project by usnret posted 12-12-2011 11:52 PM 1558 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my retirement shadow box. I made it from teak with a coat of BLO and then 4 coats of hand applied amber shellac. I used a khaki shirt for the awards background since I retired a Chief. The carrier design is because I served on 3 carriers.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011





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Pdub

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 12:10 AM

Congrats on the retirement. Nice shadow box. You should post a few more pictures. I’d like to see a closer look at the top.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 12:32 AM

Beautiful box Chief! Great work and thank you for the service you gave us!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Roger

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 01:41 AM

very nice project. thank you for your service

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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JohnnyClem

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 03:28 AM

Outstanding!!! Always nice to see so many beautiful variations of these cases. Yours is very unique and nice.

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Hallmark

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 07:19 AM

I really like your design and thanks for the many years of service.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Bennie Woods

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 05:17 PM

Very cool and unique design. Congrats on your retirement and thanks for your service!

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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usnret

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 10:53 PM

brwbmf,
Are you retired? I see you have the Chiefs skull. As for the design I have to admit I have seen a couple that look similar to this and thats what gave me the idea. I built 2 prototypes out of pine to get the size and proportions right. I think I will start building these part time, I will also come up with a submarine design.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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BubTheBuilder

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 06:39 PM

This is nice. Did you know the flag cannot be below service though? I only bring it up because I just built a shadow box and between members of the VFW and American Legion telling me what proper shadow box etiquette is, I learned that th eorder must be God, Country, Service. I never heard of any of that before. Anyhoo, I think it looks great. Happy retirement!

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 03:24 AM

That is so cool. I would have never thought of that, using the ship! Seriously brilliant!!!

Beautiful work!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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