Retirement Box

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Project by pribbj posted 03-04-2014 11:21 PM 818 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for a friend that was retiring from the Navy. He was getting a shadow box made, so we opted for something different. The box is made entirely out of oak and lined with navy blue felt on the bottom. This was my first attempt at such a thing and was entirely done by hand tools. I think it turned out well for a first time project.

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 12:19 AM

Nice gift! He served during some busy times.

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 01:16 AM

That’s a nice retirement box, and a nice tribute to him! And I’m sure he’ll enjoy that spiced rum as well!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 02:01 AM

That is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 12:05 PM

A beautifully made box and a wonderful gift…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 04:22 PM

How about a shot ofthe top? I was in the Navy for 9 years. I want to see the emblems too!

-- John in Florida

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 07:22 PM

Sorry, these are the only two photos I have of this. He was a Boatswain Mate before he became a Corpsman, so it has the two crossed anchors, cadeauces, First Class rankings, and his Surface and FMF designator pins.

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