US Navy Shadow Chest

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 07-12-2012 03:07 PM 2347 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from plans purchased from Rockler under “steamer chest”. Fairly easy build using their plans although I did make a few modifications along the way.

It’s made from white oak and walnut. The finish was a little more “orangy” for my liking (if that’s a word) but the recipient seemed to be very pleased.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 07:34 PM

Fine work, and I’m sure that the recipient will be honored to receive such a thoughtful gift. Thanks for posting

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 08:54 AM

It looks great, do you happen to have the website you got the plans from? I know you made mods, but I can’t find anything like it at Meisel Hobby, or that doghouse site you listed previously is gone. Thanks.

-- Chris-Woodstock, Illinois

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 12:25 PM

Really nice chest. It will make a fine place for the recipient to place all his memories of their service.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 12:36 PM

My apologies Chris… steamer chest plans. I got my plans from Rockler.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 03:29 AM

nice build….I’ve been thinking of doing one also…hope it turns out as nice as yours…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#6 posted 07-14-2012 09:15 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Well Done!


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