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Project by Demy posted 03-31-2014 12:28 PM 2306 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A set of two retirement chests that I built for a Major and a Gunnery Sergeant. Both are made of pine with Cherry inserts on the corners. Cedar lining on the inside.





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littlecope

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:11 PM

Fine Work Demy, impressive in every way…
The bent, see-through tops, Plexi? How thick?
It’s a Great Idea and Feature!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Demy

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 01:27 PM

Thanks. The top is plexi. Not sure the thickness; the thinnest one they sell at Lowe’s.

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littlecope

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 01:49 PM

Even thin stuff must have considerable strength, “arched” like that!
Again, Great Idea for a lid, and perfect for display purposes…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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vetwoodworker

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 01:55 PM

Beautiful Work Demy! Semper FI!

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 02:25 PM

WOW those are amazing great work

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 02:39 PM

Very nice work. They will be very proud of those.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 02:41 PM

These are super nice and you’ve done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 05:45 PM

Very nicely done!

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

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 12:15 AM

Great looking retirement chests! I’m sure the Major and the Gunny will really appreciate them!

-- Dean

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 12:40 AM

Super nice. The plexi tops is a remarkable feature. great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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paparicky

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 01:28 AM

Great job the ordnance wings look great

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 06:04 AM

Beautiful box. Amblem looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 04-02-2014 11:52 AM

Beautiful pair of retirement chests, they look amazing….excellent work. Thanks for sharing.

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

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AirJarhead

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#14 posted 04-18-2014 10:21 PM

These are amazing man! You are very talented! I am retiring in June…any chance I could buy one of these from you? Please message me. Semper Fi!

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AirJarhead

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#15 posted 04-18-2014 10:24 PM

The detail on the wings is amazing!

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