Chest with retirement shadow box

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Project by David posted 646 days ago 1476 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was for an individual that I worked with who was retiring from the Navy. He wanted a shadow box but did not want something he would have to hang on his wall or display full time. The compromise was a chest with two sliding tills; one for the shadow box and one for odds and ends below. The chest was executed entirely with hand tools and made from white pine and walnut. The finish is milk paint with three coats of oil and wax.

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#1 posted 646 days ago

gosh the walnut is made so perfect by your craftsmanship. A right project for someone who sewrved so well.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#2 posted 646 days ago

Great idea and beautifully carried out.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#3 posted 646 days ago

Very cool! The rope detail is a great touch.

-- Bob, McDonough, GA

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#4 posted 646 days ago

Very well done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 645 days ago

David, love the sea chest is beautiful. Can you post a better picture of your Beckets? Did you do them yourself?


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#6 posted 645 days ago

Beautifully done. Thnx to all who has served and/or is serving.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 645 days ago

Great job, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 623 days ago

This is beautiful!

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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