Silent Service (Del's Sub)

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 784 days ago 3076 views 3 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 784 days ago

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 784 days ago


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 784 days ago

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 784 days ago

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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T. D. Reid

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#5 posted 784 days ago

Very nice job! Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#6 posted 784 days ago

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

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 784 days ago

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 :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 784 days ago

cool :-)

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#9 posted 784 days ago

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 784 days ago

too cool, I love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 784 days ago

very cool!!!

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

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#12 posted 784 days ago

Really nice project, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#13 posted 783 days ago

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 783 days ago

Agree with ssnvet GREAT JjOB !

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

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#15 posted 783 days ago

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

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