Seabee plaque

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Project by Pdub posted 01-24-2012 06:02 AM 1681 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My step dad was a Navy Seabee when he was younger, so I thought that he might like this for his Birthday. His Birthday was Dec. 26th so I’m a little late, but hopefully he won’t mind. I found a picture of the Seabee on the internet and played with it until I got a decent pattern. The plaque is curly maple and the Seabee is walnut. I put a sawtooth hanger on the back and also installed two dowels so he can hang it or sit it somewhere. The engraving was done at the Base craft/hobby shop. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 06:04 AM

Nice! One of my high school buddies was SeaBee during Nam. Quite the group! I’m sure your Dad will love it!


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#2 posted 01-24-2012 06:39 AM

Very nice.. looks great.


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#3 posted 01-24-2012 07:16 AM

That’s a way cool plaque super workmanship.

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 03:25 PM

Paul, Great work! I really like that back piece. Is it curly maple? great finish!

He will love it!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 03:33 PM

He’s going to appreciate your fine plaque. Good job.

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 06:32 PM

Thanks everyone! 3G: It is curly maple. I forgot to mention that is is finished with boiled linseed oil and wax. First time using BLO but I think I like it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 03:34 AM

Very nice and that is from on old Seabee. I was also a Seabee (when I was younger as well lol) and have tons of Ol’ Seabee stuff around and on my truck and I would say yours rates with the best of them. Well done Sir. As a Seabee he will truly love it as once a Seabee always a Seabee is how we all feel.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#8 posted 01-25-2012 08:27 PM

Now that is a great job, very clean.

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

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 07:15 PM

i would really love one does …..

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#10 posted 01-28-2014 08:29 PM

Nice Job! I’m going to have to make one for myself after my deployment!

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 08:35 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. He really seemed to like it!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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