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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 08-23-2013 01:16 AM 2200 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t use my scroll saw as much as I would like but did get some time in on it this week. This is a popular design for Navy Chiefs for stickers like the last pic.

I did the first one a while back for a nice Navy wife and she recently asked for 3 more….2 with stands and one without. Made of 1/2” oak and stained…ready to ship out tomorrow. I’m thinking of doing an intarsia version of this same design.

BTW, congrats to all the newly selected Navy Chiefs!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD





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#1 posted 08-23-2013 09:00 AM

Nice one… the members of the Goats Locker will love them…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 09:48 AM

Great work, looking good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 12:33 PM

Nice work Al!

-- Ken

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 02:13 PM

Looks great

The top of the hat, looks a little thin. Is that sturdy enough?

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 07:32 PM

Hate to admit my ignorance, but I’m not familiar enough with the Navy to fully appreciate the significance of your work, but it looks nice. Could you perhaps slip in (or provide) some identification of what the motif is called so I’d know where to start to educate myself?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 08:26 PM

Sheisserick….I scratched my head on the first one I did a while back but it seemed to hold up ok. It has no weight on it so unless it is dropped it should hold ok. I’ve seen other people’s scroll work where they cut hair sized pieces…..my old scrollsaw vibrates too much to get much thinner.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 08:31 PM

Awesome scroll saw work! I like the design. The pattern looks intricate but you accomplished it flawlessly.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 08-23-2013 08:48 PM

HillbillyShooter…...hang on I’ll try…
Chief Petty Officers (ranks of E-7 through E-9) are the Navy’s Senior Enlisted. In short, they run the Navy at the deck plate.

So when a Sailor selects for the rank of Chief, he or she goes through a process….used to be initiation and now it’s called induction or transition training. One of the traditional uniform items is the khaki combination cover. So that’s one part of this design. The other part, the skull, well in recent years it has become “dressed up” a bit by incorporating the skull and cross bones with the combination cover. I don’t believe there is a specific “Navy tradition” associated with this symbol and it is not an “official” logo in any regards. Most commonly you would see it on a bumper sticker, golf shirt, etc.

Hope this helps explain.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#9 posted 08-23-2013 09:27 PM

Thanks! Helps this old land lover appreciated a fine piece of woodwork! Best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 08-23-2013 11:42 PM

Arrrrrrrrrrr….....verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 08-24-2013 02:12 AM

Nice! I’m in the Navy. A second class PO in the Seabees

-- The Reclaim Dragon

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AlBCuttnWud

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#12 posted 08-24-2013 12:50 PM

Reclaim,
Welcome to the site and thank you for your service. Seabees…..you should be a pro in this forum..ha. I just transferred from Virginia Beach to Pax River and starting to get my shop back together. Shoot me a PM or email me at my home email…allenandjo@verizon.net. Not sure of what your interest are or skills but I would be willing to share some project ideas for you if you would like. Again, welcome to the site…I surf on here often.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#13 posted 08-24-2013 02:09 PM

Hillbilly…I added a new pic just for you…..I found this in my old pic files. The Jolly Rogers flying high above USS Carl Vinson during my last deployment during WOG DAY…...I am sure this has relevance to the design I used…arrr mate.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#14 posted 08-24-2013 03:53 PM

Being an old Navy Chief, emphasis on old, I really like your scroll work. I would sure like a pattern if you have one.

Once a Chief, always a Chief.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#15 posted 08-24-2013 05:03 PM

Thelt…..the pattern I used is picture #4. I just cut out here and there as I went for the first one. These are about 9” inches tall. I could probably have cut more detailed but my scroll saw vibrates on the make-shift table I am using now and was afraid I would do more damage than progress.

I just added another pic of what I cut out before the pattern was removed to give you an idea of what I was working with.

BTW, have you seen the Goat I made….take a look at my projects…..I’m in the process of making just the head of that goat for a wall plaque…

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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