Eagle Scout Gift

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Project by cavemancarpenter posted 08-22-2008 05:08 PM 8292 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has just received his Eagle Scout rank and I made this chest as a gift for all the hard work he did. I couldn’t be prouder! He’s a great kid and starts college next month.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#1 posted 08-22-2008 05:18 PM

Beautiful Job!

You are right to be proud of his accomplishments and hard work and for sure he will be just as proud of you and this chest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-22-2008 05:25 PM

Awesome project that he will always treasure. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 08-22-2008 05:54 PM

Great work! Is the eagle marquetry? Is it glued onto the lid or inlaid?

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 06:04 PM

The eagle is intarsia and partially inlaid. I used zebra, maple, canary, and ebony in it. The box exterior is cherry. The lid is tiger maple with cherry bread board ends. All peg work is ebony. I heavily contoured all the eagle feathers so it seems more 3d and left it stand proud of the lid about 3/8 “

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#5 posted 08-22-2008 06:10 PM

Excellent job. Congratulations to your son as well. As a Scouter for years, I know how much work that is.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 08-22-2008 06:37 PM

Very nice job the box looks great. Congradulations to your son.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 08-22-2008 06:39 PM

Awesome! As an Eagle Scout, I know the work he put into it, and by the amount of work you put into his chest, your pride shows. Congrats to both of you.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 08-22-2008 08:38 PM

congrats on the project and on your son’s accomplishments. I must be very proud of both!!
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 08-23-2008 03:43 AM

Wow, that is about all that I can say about your work. Best of luck to you and your son.

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#10 posted 08-23-2008 03:46 AM

Both of you should be congratulated on a job well done. The chest is a heirloom for your son to have.

Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 08-23-2008 04:18 AM

Excellent project. The intarsia work is brilliant! I’ll bet your son is as proud of you as well.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 08-23-2008 12:36 PM

Congrats to your son. Great achievement.
The chest really looks nice. Good work.
I know he appreciates it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#13 posted 08-23-2008 06:33 PM

cool project, love the intarsia.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 08-24-2008 01:16 AM

As both an woodworker and Eagle Scout myself, I can appreciate the job well done by you both. Beautiful project.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 08-27-2008 09:32 PM

Thanks for all the great comments I really appreciate them.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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