|Project by TomTinkerSum||posted 05-26-2012 08:50 PM||3777 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
A commissioning penant is often given to a Naval Commanding Officer from the Chiefs’ mess or the wardroom to signify they held Command of a wartime ship, squadron or submarine. This project was done at the request of my Chiefs’ mess for my outgoing CO or “Skipper”. I compared some ideas online and combined them with a request from my Chiefs’ mess. They wanted a combo cover box and a shadowbox somehow together. Plus they wanted a spot to set the cover, I figured “Outside the Box.” For the pedestal, I turned a piece of oak and put on a walnut overhang. This made the Chief statue just the right spot from under overhang. There’s a lot if inuendos, such as bottom front plate is cut at 60 degrees. We sometimes bank turn at 60 degrees only 200’ off the water tracking subs around 180-200 knots.
I am in Hawaii and utilized a design wood combination I liked. Brendan at RazorHornet has website for mostly Navy type gifts or retirement woodworking items. He was helpful in a couple questions when I was building a combo cover box similar to those shown on his site. He supplied the plexiglass on the box and did the engraving on the top. Brendan—Mahalo for the help. :)
The box was designed to take cover out and put on the pedestal. I guess former Skipper could put his cover there when he’s at his new office on the East Coast and be reminded of his tour in Hawaii.
Wood Walnut, Oak and Oak plywood.
Combo cover box plexiglass by RazorHornet
Shadowbox glass by local glass shop
Finished with Cabot Golden Oak stain on oak, oak plywood and walnut. Finished with multiple coats of Deft spray on poly.
Cover was bronzed by someone on East Coast.
My Lovely wife did the shadowbox inside with foam core and supplied velvet. Velvet looks great. It took quite a while to get it to lay right and tight. Thanks Sum :)
I ran out of time to get better pictures including lighting and backround. It really does make a difference. Live and Learn.
All questions or comments are welcomed. Thanks in Hawaiian—Mahalo!! :)
-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)