Silent Service (Del's Sub)

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 06-28-2012 03:04 PM 3694 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commisioned piece. Requirments were that it had to have a cribbage board and be a chest. Sure? I had to stand beside it for a picture so one could see the real size of it. The cribbage board “hatch” is held in place by rare earth magnets. Once flipped around you are ready to play. There is enough room under it for cards and game pieces. The sail area opens to reveal the chest. A buddy of mine, Lance and I tackled this. Alot of sweat, laughs, tears, and expletives made this happen.

-- Ken

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 03:36 PM

is there enough room for a child to climb into the chest to play submarine?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 03:57 PM


She appears very sea worthy. ;-)

Excellent Fit and Finish – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 04:04 PM

Ahoy matey! Yankee sub off the starboard bow!

What size torpedoes does it use? :)

Great job, dude.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bennie Woods

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 04:11 PM

Very nice work on this and everything else on your website. As a current submariner I’m always fond of submarine related projects. This is the largest I’ve seen yet and it’s functional! Thanks for showing us this!

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 04:21 PM

Very nice job! Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 05:21 PM

Cool work. Distinctive and easily identifiable as a submarine. Nice touch on the details.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 07:38 PM

Cribbage and Spades were THEE games back when I was in the fleet….

Looks like things are pretty much the same.

Nice job on the sub….

Needs dring holders though :^)

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 06-28-2012 08:37 PM

cool :-)

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#9 posted 06-28-2012 11:26 PM

Thank you all for your feed back. Missle deck was a thought. The hatches would of been the cup holders but it was an afterthought. As far a a child fitting in it hmmm…Only if they don’t behave. Lol. :)

-- Ken

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 12:39 AM

too cool, I love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 06-29-2012 01:35 AM

very cool!!!

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#12 posted 06-29-2012 04:23 AM

Really nice project, thanks for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 06-29-2012 12:37 PM

Very cool. Reminds me of my Navy days :) SSNVet is correct. There is not a sub in the fleet that lacks for cribbage boards.

-- Clark in Georgia

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#14 posted 06-29-2012 02:24 PM

Agree with ssnvet GREAT JjOB !

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#15 posted 06-30-2012 03:31 AM

That’s certainly not something you “sea” everyday; great work and very impressive.

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