|Project by brianinpa||posted 03-18-2008 03:25 AM||1998 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Right out of High School I joined the US Navy as an to see the world… You know it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure. Well after the first 4 years were done I decided to go all the way to 20 years. For all the troubles that I dealt with, I now have no worry where my mortgage payment is coming from and a BUNCH of memories. Along the way I got married and we had two sons. My family reminds me of all the things I have done outside of the Navy, but I needed something to display what I did when I was in the Navy.
When I retired I was given the choice of receiving a small shadow box that held the US Flag, my medals, and other memorabilia, or I could accept partial payment for something else. I decided I wanted something else, and built my own. I looked at a bunch of designs and decided to combine the best of all that I had seen and this is the finished product.
This is made from Red Oak, but stained walnut to match the walnut executive desk that I acquired many years ago. In addition to this table, I have a CPO hot box, and two 5” bullets (from a destroyer 5” gun) that I turned the projectiles for. These are a work in progress because they will eventually be floor lamps.
-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.