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Project by Mike R. posted 621 days ago 2049 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright been a while since ive been on here but i thought i’d get you guys up to date on a project i did while i was deployed you see somewhere along a sailors career some will make the rank of Chief Petty Officer for the other branches out there thats E-7 but it’s not just that its way more than that it’s a bit of a process and all wich is not what im here to post about. what i am here to post about is you see we needed to make these boxes 1 each but we found out we had to make them just prior to the port of thailand . So we did what every good your enterprising Chief Select would do and that is find a taxi driver that speaks english to find what we need. After about 7 stops we finally found a place that made hand carved doors out of teak that would be willing to cut pieces to rough size for us to tote back to the ship. Score after it took them all day to cut up. Brought them back glued them up onboard after squaring up the best we could with a few hand planes i brought with us. We next pulled into manilla philipines and learned as it was all our first time there that carving is very popular therem, and could get someone to carve everything we wanted on it for little to nothing. Another score they also clear coated them and stained them (kinda wish they didnt use stain) but hey i guess that was lost in translation ill live. oh yeah and the velvet inside was picked up in the PI also . well long post but thats the story of my “BOX”.





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nitewalker41

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#1 posted 621 days ago

Way to go Chief, “Haze grey & underway”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 621 days ago

From one CPO to another….congrats!

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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AlBCuttnWud

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#3 posted 621 days ago

Always great to see folk advance to Chief; a great milestone in a Sailor’s career. How many boxes did you guys make?

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Mike R.

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#4 posted 621 days ago

There was 4 of us, one thing i didnt mention is that you would be amazed athow similar the paractices on the “waffle table” as we call it to the practices on a traditional woodworking bench because thats what we used to keep them straight was the hold downs and what not on the waffle table.

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StephenSchaad

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#5 posted 621 days ago

CHIVE ON!

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Albe

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#6 posted 620 days ago

My story was very familiar just another country. Part of the memories of making Chief not so sure the new process affords the same opportunity. I still treasure my box and will always remeber the effort to get it done.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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Mike R.

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#7 posted 619 days ago

Wrong my friend chive everywhere some podunk town in thailand

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