Chest with retirement shadow box

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Project by David posted 10-19-2012 01:08 PM 1942 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 10-19-2012 01:10 PM

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 10-19-2012 01:48 PM

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 10-19-2012 03:29 PM

Very cool! The rope detail is a great touch.

-- Bob, McDonough, GA

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#4 posted 10-19-2012 04:17 PM

Very well done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 10:31 AM

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 10-20-2012 11:40 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 02:04 PM

Great job, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 07:18 PM

This is beautiful!

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

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